The harp for precise melody playing!
The stylish design is classic 1950s, completely harmonious and without any sharp corners. The covers descend vertically down to the front of the comb and enclose it completely, right up to the rounded ends, making the instrument exceptionally comfortable to hold as well as giving it a unique sound. The Golden Melody is the only HOHNER Richter model tuned to equal temperament, making it ideal for single note playing in all keys and ensuring its lasting popularity among jazz and melody players including world renowned overblow specialists Howard Levy and Carlos del Junco. Also available in C-major only in a special edition with gold anodized covers.
• Red injection moulded plastic comb
• High arched full length covers
• 20 Classic reeds'
• Recessed 0.9 mm brass reed plates for extra airtightness
• Replacement reed plates available
• Popular for overblows
• Available in all major keys
• Made in Germany
Testimonials Golden Melody
All in Golden Melody harmonica seems to have been designed for me custom-built, all is perfect, the sound is warm and generous, an alloy of precision and power, never aggressive...The flexible reeds, the metal cover closed on the plastic box spring, and the perfect size & spacing of holes on box spring give me a perfect freedom of play. The only thing I miss would be an edition of Golden Melody in low tones, to find these same qualities, particularly in Low F, low low F, low C and low D....
I like the Golden Melody because of its flexibility, its roundness , the incomparable softness of its tone : never aggressive, reactive and powerful when it needs to be ! Its shapely curves garantee pleasant playing. We forget its old fashional look when it "sings".
I play the Golden Melody because it is comfortable to hold and the Overblows just as the Bendings sound extremely clean. Therefore the Golden Melody fits in very good with my style of playing.
I like the Hohner harmonicas, mostly the Golden Melodies, Marine Bands, CX-12 chromatics, and the new low tuned Thunderbirds…I really enjoy and feel the long history, good quality, and something more when I’m playing Hohner harmonicas…
The shape of the full length covers and the curved ends fit in your hands a lot better, it has a nice warm mellow tone, especially on the higher keys. I like the way the cover plates darken the tone, it just has a glassy type of tone, and the stock comb has a nice sound to it.