The workhorse harmonica for over 40 years!
The Special 20 has reed plates which are recessed into the injection moulded plastic comb, creating a projecting mouthpiece which offers unparalleled playing comfort. Rounded covers with closed sides give a warm, powerful tone which has made the Special 20 a favourite among rock and country players as well as blues musicians, with a rich chord sound thanks to the traditional HOHNER tuning.
- German craftsmanship provides superior response, bendability and tone
- Precision molded plastic comb for unmatched comfort and durability
- Recessed reed plates and airtight designfor consistently excellent performance
Testimonials Special 20 Classic
I prefer HOHNER harmonicas because they have a very special sound like the crossover and the special 20. They sound more serious.
Harmonica has been my lifestyle. I got my first HOHNER BLUESHARP for my fourteenth birthday and it has accompanied me from my first days of playing on the streets. My personal favorites are the MARINE BAND DELUXE and the SPECIAL 20.
Malcolm Arison aka Hank Williamson
"The Special 20 is truly my "workhorse" and I've been playing them since Hohner brought them out! The plastic comb and tight fitting covers, and crisp tone make the Special 20 my "go to" diatonic harp."
I play mainly on the model Hohner Special 20. It is an instrument that responds very well to a strong attack of the notes which allows to combine speed and fluidity while retaining a significant volume. Moreover, overblows are very easy to get on this model (even without additional adjustment). Finally, the plastic comb slightly overfill the covers and make it a particularly comfortable instrument, ideal for tongue blocking and play octaves.
With country tuned (Special 20s), I was able to play more melodies, whether that be jazz, standard tunes, country, or gospel..."
The Special 20 is my harmonica of choice. The compromise tuning is good for the single not playing that I do and they're very good for doing the traditional music of Ireland.