Hohner Alto

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Hohner is a musical instrument manufacturer with a reputation for innovative design and invention. The company was founded in Germany by Matthias Hohner in 1857, who began making harmonicas with his wife and one other employee. During the 1950s the Hohner company added a newly invented instrument they named ‘melodica’ to their catalogue. The melodica was a success, and was soon copied by several other companies around the world.

Early Hohner Altos had a metal body, later replaced with a plastic body

Make: Hohner
Model name: Alto
Reed type: Multi reed plates
Dimensions: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Keys: 25
Country of manufacture: Unknown
Player level: Beginner
Features: Button keys
Year of manufacture: Unknown. Now discontinued

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1 Review

  1. Daren Banarsë

    Daren Banarsë

    Pros:rnClassic original design.rnSome of the older ones have a metal body.rnStrong, full tonernGood funrnrnCons:rnHard to play anything other than the most basic melodiesrnrnVerdict:rnThe classic original melodica

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