New Harmonica Patent
"the first blues harmonica to play all the notes of the
Just a guess.... Hohner recently introduced a 10 hole Richter tuned
button chromatic harmonica and called it something that sounded like the
the "Blues Harp". Since Patents are very slow in being published, I suspect
this patent is the result of this "new" harp. Has anyone seen one of
these? Is it possible that Hohner re-arranged the blow and draw reeds to
put all the blow reeds on one plate and all the draws on the other like
a diatonic rather than both blow and draw on the same reed plate like a
chromatic. This would make it play and bend more like a diatonic blues harp.
I have a 10 hole Richter tuned chromatic purchased from Sears in the '50s.
Pardon my cynicism, but sometimes I think there's nothing new under the
Sun (at Hohner).
Now, let's find out about that new "overblow harp" by that Doctor friend of
Howard Levy. IMHO, That's worthy of a patent.
Dick Anderson CCMO Component Engineering Telnet 229-3110
Hewlett Packard Direct Dial 1-303-229-3110
3404 E Harmony Road HPDESK dick_anderson@hp4000
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