Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

  • on orders over $50

Hohner Marine Band Thunderbird Diatonic Harmonica - Made in Germany - Low C

The Meanest, Fattest Low-Pitched Sound Around

Sometimes the sound of a harmonica in regular tuning is just not fat enough to really counterbalance the power of guitar, bass and drums.

Fitted with our patented bamboo comb, the Marine Band Thunderbird offers the perfect solution.

It’s tuned one octave lower than standard harps and features an innovative tapered cover design to prevent reed rattle, inspired by the work of legendary harmonica customizer Joe Filisko.

The lowest tuned diatonic model in our portfolio, it deliverers a powerful, rich sound that’ll make the floor shake.

Experience a hitherto unknown dimension of deep-toned harmonica playing, let it carry you away into new sonic adventures, and reshape the perception of how the harmonica sounds.

Low Tuning

Tuned one octave lower than standard models.

Asymmetrical Bottom Cover Prevents Reed Rattle

Unique cover design with tapered form low draw reeds.

New Reed Profiles

Special new reed profile ensures fast response and high volume, even at extremely low pitch.

Triple Lacquered Bamboo Comb

Patented bamboo comb sealed with 2 layers of clear lacquer plus UltraGlide coating on mouthpiece to completely eliminate swelling.

Completely Assembled with Screws

Covers and reed plates are affixed with screws for easy maintenance

Reinforced Covers with Side Vents and Open Back

Covers with side vents, opened up at back for greater volume and stability.

Enhanced Playing Comfort

Reed plate edges and channel openings rounded off for greater playing comfort.

Zipper Case

Sturdy zipper case allows moisture to evaporate while keeping dust out.

Product Details:

  • Reed plates (material, thickness): Brass, 0.9 mm
  • Reed plates (surface): Brass
  • Reeds (number, material): 20, Brass
  • Comb (material, color): Bamboo, Blonde
  • Comb (finish): Triple Lacquered
  • Mouthpiece (surface): Bamboo
  • Cover Plates: Stainless Steel
  • Keys: Low C
  • Type: Diatonic
  • Tuning:Richter
  • Number of Holes: 10
  • Tonal Range: 3 Octaves
  • Length:10 cm / 3.9”