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Vintage Hohner Chromatica No. 262 Harmonica
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Shelton, Washington, United States

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Country of Manufacture: Germany  

You are bidding on a vintage M. Hohner's Chromatica No. 262 Harmonica. This was made in Germany around 1937. It is 14" long and approx. 1.5" wide.It is in very good condition for its age. The chrome has no tarnish. The pear wood is slightly worn on the blow side and in excellent condition everywhere else.

History of the Chromatica Series:

The Hohner Chromatica #261 was of the Chromatica series of harmonicas. It hasn't been produced by Hohner for many years (discontinued in 1971). Of the 261, 262 and 263, only the 263 is produced today.

The Chromaticas #261, 262 and 263 were "glissando" chromatics. That is, the reeds were set in a position of adjacent half steps in a row (left to right-A, A#, B, C, etc., chromatic, without a slide button).

The #261 was an octave-tuned instrument, blow only. On an octave tuned harmonica, each hole has 2 reeds tuned 8 diatonic notes apart. Octave tuned harmonicas have increased loudness compared to the non-octave harmonicas. On an octave harp, the lower pitched reed boosts the amplitude (volume) of the upper reed in a hole.

The range of the #261 was almost 3 octaves, A to G, 70 reeds. The hole farthest to the right had two G notes, one was the high G above the treble clef, and the other was the G above that.

By playing every other hole on the glissando chromatics, you could play major, or minor, or other music scales. The glissando harmonicas were originally designed for use in the harmonica orchestras popular in the 1930s and '40s, and became less popular as the decades progressed.

After 1937, the German government ordered the Hohner company to remove the 6-pointed star from the Hohner logo, claiming that it was a Jewish religious symbol-The Star of David. It actually commemorated the 6 officers of the Hohner company. After 1937 and to this day, the center of the circle in the trademark has no star.

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