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Hohner – Signature Series The Toots Mellow Tone

218.00

THE CLASSICAL AND BALLAD LEGEND

Not many artists could handle the chromatic harmonica as incredibly well as Jean-Baptiste Fréderic Isidor, Baron Thielemans, better known as Toots Thielemans. He was the most iconic Jazz harmonica player of the 20th century and played with artists like Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jaco Pastorius. He served as a great influence to many others, including John Lennon.
To honor this Jazz legend with only one instrument would have not done him justice, which is why we teamed up with him and designed two instruments to his specifications. The Toots Mellow Tone is the first of the two, with short slot reeds and thin reed plates for a rich, warm sound perfect for ballads.

 

Wooden comb

The wooden comb ensures a warm, rich sound and is lacquered to eliminate swelling

 

Special cover plates

The cover plates are embossed with Toots’ signature and a serial number

Chrome-plated mouthpiece

Outstanding sliding properties thanks to the chrome plating

Coated reed plates

The coating allows for a better articulation and fast and precise response of single notes

 

Reed plates (material, thickness):brass, 1.05 mm
Reed plates (surface):nickel
Reeds (number, material):48, brass
Comb (material, color):pearwood, brown
Comb (finish):double lacquered
Mouthpiece (surface):chrome
Cover plates:stainless steel
Slide construction:straight
Keys:C
Type:chromatic
Tuning:solo
Number of holes:12
Tonal range:3 octaves, C4 – D7
Length:15.5 cm / 6.1″

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Brand

Hohner