Re: [Harp-L] Hohner Professional 2016 CBH

Yes, inasmuch as the body is DuPont 'Delrin'. Delrin is their trade name for something called 'living nylon'. Apparently there is some nylon in the plastic mixture, and as we know, nylon has a semi self healing or scuff resistant quality. It was commonly used in flexible hair combs. Takes shear and flex very well.
As a youngster I remember that only high quality items were made of Delrin. And the CBH certainly is high quality. Today it would be in the premium range. 

On Dec 19, 2011, at 10:49 PM, Emile Damico wrote:

> The Hohner techs at SPAH told me that's what they play.
> I think dupont was involved in the making of the body.
> I think the original price was 40 to 50 dollars.
> The reeds and plate were German. I believe they were put together
> in the USA. I saw the machine that curved the mouth piece at Hohner
> Hicksville. NY.
> --- On Mon, 12/19/11, pneupco@xxxxxxxxxxxx <pneupco@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> From: pneupco@xxxxxxxxxxxx <pneupco@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: [Harp-L] Hohner Professional 2016 CBH
>> To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
>> Date: Monday, December 19, 2011, 7:09 PM
>> I recently bought a Hohner
>> Professional 2016 CBH harmonica and have a few questions
>> about it. First, when where they made? Next, what was the
>> retail cost back then? Mine says that it was made in the
>> USA. While the reedplates are marked as being made in
>> Germany, were the plastic parts and the final assembly all
>> done here? Were they all made here, or were some made in
>> Germany? Finally, how do these stand up to Hohner's newest
>> models? Mine was clean and in beautiful shape when I got it
>> and it plays quite well (but, then, I'm far from being an
>> expert).
>> Thanks for any help.
>> Regards, Paul N.

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