Dating hohner harmonicas
Musician Prince almost always played a Hohner “Mad Cat” and it was said to have been his favourite guitar.
This Electric Guitar was modelled on the ‘HS Anderson Mad Cat’ and was essentially a Telecaster. Matthias Hohner and a direct descendant in fourth generation and name bearer of the founder Matthias Hohner, was one of the last members of the Hohner dynasty involved in managing the family business, between 19.
In the 1980s, several Casio synths were sold under the Hohner brand - for example, the Casio HT-3000/Hohner KS61midi and the VZ-1/HS-2).
In the 1920s, Hohner began manufacturing chromatic harmonicas, which unlike the "standard" diatonic form can be played in any key.
This new Blues Harp lost its uniqueness, and is interchangeable with the other models in the MS line, but it currently remains the standby of many players who use MS harps.It possesses a bamboo comb like the Crossover, and a conical shaped lower cover plate.Designed by noted harmonica player and customizer Joe Filisko, this plate helps reduce any rattle caused by the low frequency tone produced by the reeds.Harmonicas are often described as the most popular instruments on the planet, mainly because of their portability and low cost compared to, say, a grand piano or tuba.But don’t mistake their ubiquity or simplicity for a lack of sophistication.