Fw: [Harp-L] Re: Hohner MS series harmonicas; Hohner CX-12
- To: Harp L Harp L <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Fw: [Harp-L] Re: Hohner MS series harmonicas; Hohner CX-12
- From: Winslow Yerxa <winslowyerxa@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:35:40 -0700 (PDT)
- Dkim-signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=yahoo.com; s=s1024; t=1342028140; bh=QF1WBjI6NexPHBg0o1wCeJ9UqQ+PW6buh2e4cP2BXpk=; h=X-YMail-OSG:Received:X-Mailer:References:Message-ID:Date:From:Reply-To:Subject:To:In-Reply-To:MIME-Version:Content-Type; b=UO1UPivh2K9xdBnkBajUpg64l3ajxM+F8KKWwBCR/DUkulKdd4vohVV56/9CeAjmrNmIsCxhQyJO4Y+A4UmfzgiswkZxiY9NZsyJGdhjKNUYohbtSxqsH55VdYxNNFX8Q6j/uqds4MJGcRFUbATnRwV0C7Ee946hT1z5irr/5sM=
- Domainkey-signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws; s=s1024; d=yahoo.com; h=X-YMail-OSG:Received:X-Mailer:References:Message-ID:Date:From:Reply-To:Subject:To:In-Reply-To:MIME-Version:Content-Type; b=dPpZZ5bIfmDowrcd99F+FkZO/WL9YANUqbhoY7CIUnWfGP5cu6QOcfqMlwfsMJuZ8h3gKHfrpZO5ECYQneBdA1mVdnuIIPO+OE8EdBwmwfNpI+krE+T7fgQMyCBMpENuXQvFgDiK/VduRb7HmIYn9iJVDAtMAWf8Xr2lnfvgu3I=;
- In-reply-to: <1342028062.81006.YahooMailNeo@web114718.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
- References: <201207101158.q6ABwBId030382@harp-l.com> <8CF2CC2D96294FA-A9C-5A412@webmail-d143.sysops.aol.com> <1342028062.81006.YahooMailNeo@web114718.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
- Reply-to: Winslow Yerxa <winslowyerxa@xxxxxxxxx>
The MS Series was already well established in 1993. I visited Trossingen that year and, and my (now) former wife went through the factory tour and observed the MS harp production line. I remember discussing her observations with Steve Baker at the time.
In 1995 the heavily-criticized reed design of the MS harps was revamped, going with longer slot reeds and a much-trumpeted return to the ZA5 brass used in former times. I still have several of these harps and they have a sound that, compared with the Marine Band-Special 20-Golden Melody harps (formerly called "handmade", now marketed as "classic"), is more robust but less susceptible to delicately nuanced playing.
President-elect, SPAH, the Society or the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica
Author, Harmonica For Dummies, ISBN 978-0-470-33729-5
Harmonica Basics For Dummies, ASIN B005KIYPFS
Blues Harmonica For Dummies, ISBN 978-1-1182-5269-7
Resident Harmonica Expert, bluesharmonica.com
From: John Broecker <helmuth2849@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:53 AM
Subject: [Harp-L] Re: Hohner MS series harmonicas; Hohner CX-12
Hello, bad-hat (fjm).
This is in regards to your questions about the MS series and CX-12 harps , made by Hohner.
I also collect harmonica media, such as product catalogs. I don't have every catalog, so the following information's value is limited.
I don't have the catalog or pamphlet announcing the starting year of the MS Series, but in my 1996 pamphlet (Hohner tri-fold), there were no MS series harps listed.
In the same pamphlet, the CX-12 (introduced 1992) was listed, in 5 cover colors (my terminology): black, gold-plated over plastic, maroon sparkle, white sparkle, smoky silver.
This archive was generated by a fusion of
Pipermail 0.09 (Mailman edition) and