The 590 Big River harmonica is an attractive and robust harp model that's a fine instrument for beginners, with solid volume and easy playability. It's also the choice of seasoned veterans and professionals, who recognize its strong, dependable performance and German quality at an affordable price. The Hohner Big River can be called one of the best-valued harmonicas on the market. It has the quality and life expectancy of Hohner's Special 20 and Marine Band harmonicas, yet it's more affordable, plus it has the advantage of replaceable reed plates, which is a money-saving alternative to throwing away out-of-tune harmonicas.
Whether you're playing down-home melodies on your back porch or fronting a blues band, the 590 Big River harmonica will get the job done. This reliable workhorse offers Hohner's highest standard of German quality. Featuring a 10-hole, airtight, plastic body for increased volume, an open-ended cover for sound projection, and contoured covers that are comfortable to hold, this Hohner harmonica really delivers the sound you seek.
In addition, the 590 Big River Harps comes in sealed, "blister packaging" which has several advantages. As the harmonicas are sealed, they are guaranteed to have never been played or tampered with. Additionally, Hohner includes useful product information on the package card, for example, a key chart telling players which key of harmonica to use for certain songs if they wish to play in crossharp or 2nd position, which is the default position for blues and rock 'n' roll. Lastly, blister packaging can include added items, such as small booklets on the history of the harmonica, or a mini catalog showing other Hohner harmonicas, accessories, and merchandise.
About MS-Series Hohner harmonicas:
The acronym 'MS' stands for Modular System, an integrated concept of Hohner's harmonica designs. MS-series harmonicas benefit from innovations that improve their playing characteristics and also significantly facilitate maintenance and handling. All MS-series parts (combs, reed plates, and covers) can be combined individually. Simple screw connections allow for easy assembly. This benefit offers players the possibility to adjust the instruments to their individual requirements. For example, some players prefer the body of one harmonica and the cover plates of another, and so a "custom hybrid" is possible for the discerning player. Easy-to-install replacement reeds are available (see item: RP565 MS Replacement Reed Plates).
Hohner is a family company founded in 1857 in Trossingen, Germany by Matthias Hohner. Hand-made quality and close attention to detail has set Hohner apart from the beginning. A top leading brand in harmonicas, Hohner harps are distributed worldwide. Hohner harmonicas are played on the street by buskers, in intimate nightclubs, on festival stages, and even in Carnegie Hall. Despite a diverse harmonica line used in music from country to classical genres, the most famous Hohner harmonicas are their simple, 10-hole diatonics used frequently by blues, rock, country, and folk musicians.
Black plastic comb with recessed reed plates
- Concave covers with side vents
- MS reeds
- 0.9 mm brass reed plates
- Available in all 12 major keys
- Made in Germany
- 10-hole diatonic
- Reedplates: brass; 0.9 mm
- Plastic comb
- Length: 10 cm
- Includes plastic cases
Hohner harmonicas feature:
- Improved reed profiles to increase reed life by over 200%
- Precision die punches to ensure reed plates with unparalleled air tightness
- Improved tuning accuracy (through investment in innovative new tools)
- Extremely stable stainless steel covers that won't tarnish and are easy to clean
- Dynamic range and highest volume of most any commercially made harmonica
- Super-fast response at all volume levels
- Easily adjustability for overblows
- A unique Hohner sound that is a tone benchmark for blues, folk, and rock
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Dear Kazimir, today arrived all material, perfect and thank you for the most appreciated mini harmonica! Best regards and wishes from Italy.
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Kaz, thanks for your help. Look forward to my next purchase through you.
I got it thanks super-fast shipping. The sound of it blows me away!! Compared to the Hohner blues harp. Will get a C from you at some point thanks.
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Thanks Kaz for your excellent, quick service and excellent pricing on my recent harmonica order. I have received all my Harps Including the one back ordered within 3 business days, you are AWESOME to say the least. Again I will tell my musical buddies about you. See you next time I’m in Hamilton.
Shipment arrived yesterday, very prompt, thanks Kaz.
Thank you for sending out my order so quickly, your service was excellent.
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Kaz, sorry for the complications! Your resolution is more than fair. It has been a pleasure doing business with you, and the harps sound GREAT. Thank you again for all of your help.
Credit received. Thank you for providing good service and your Canadian! Cheers.
Well thank you Kaz for all your assistance. You've been more than helpful. I will definitely order our son’s guitar from you in May.
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I'm glad that there is a logical explanation. People sometimes can be hurried or distracted for many reasons. I will continue to be a customer in good faith. Thank you for getting this fixed up.
The bass was received in Honolulu a few days ago with no issues. I truly appreciate you following up on the delivery and my satisfaction of the Beaver Creek Travel Bass. Thanks.
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Just wanted to say 'great service.' I ordered some Hohner harmonicas and was really impressed with how quickly they arrived. Terrific!
Thanks Kaz. I just got them, boy that was fast. They are still cold from the transportation: I will try them later and give you feedback.
I just ordered the Steven Tyler last night at 4 pm and I have it already today. What excellent service you all provide. The harmonica by the way is heaven.
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Just wanted to let you know that I have received the missing harmonica. Thank you very much for the mini 4-hole harmonica. That was a nice gesture, Thanks. I will keep checking your website for other
harmonicas. I may order some more in the future, Thanks again.
Kaz, I received the order today, you have earned my business for sure, world-class service, fast shipping and reasonable pricing. Thanks a bunch!!!
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Thanks for the rapid response. I’ve never ordered from Canada before so I had no idea what to expect regarding shipping times. Just relieved to know order was processed and shipped. Thank you.
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