Hohner Progressive Series Golden Melody Harmonica

SKU: 542GB

$65
Key:
  • Red injection moulded plastic comb
  • High arched full length covers
  • 20 Classic reeds
  • Recessed 0.9 mm brass reed plates for extra airtightness
  • Replacement reed plates available
  • Popular for overblows
  • Available in all major keys
  • Made in Germany

The harp for precise melody playing

The alluring design and full length covers of the Golden Melody are not all that this iconic harp has to offer. It’s the only diatonic model tuned to equal temperament, making it a favorite with jazz harpists who need to play in tune with other instruments in all positions. The beautiful pure tone sets it apart and makes it the ideal harmonica for single note solo playing. If you want to touch the hearts of your listeners and explore your potential as a soloist, our dream machine will set you on the right path.

The Golden Melody is the only HOHNER Richter model tuned to equal temperament, making it ideal for single note playing in all keys and ensuring its lasting popularity among jazz and melody players including world renowned overblow specialists Howard Levy and Carlos del Junco. Also available in C-major only in a special edition with gold anodized covers.

Progressive Series Harmonicas come with Free Lessons from David Barrett's BluesHarmonica.com. Get started today at www.bluesharmonica.com/hohner. Just enter the code on the Free Lessons card included inside the carton of your HOHNER harmonica at checkout to receive 30 days of free lessons!

FEATURES

Tempered tuning

Equal temperament enables playing in tune in all positions

Retro design

A slightly curved, beautiful 1950s retro design and full length covers doesn’t just ensure good looks, but also comfortable handling

Durable plastic comb

Reliable performance under all climate conditions thanks to resilient plastic comb


Progressive Series

The instruments of Hohner‘s Progressive Line all set new standards in harmonica design: the Golden Melody, with its graceful 1950s retro look and tempered tuning, the Special 20, the world‘s first harmonica with recessed reed plates, which has inspired countless imitations, or the new Rocket, the loudest and most comfortable plastic body harmonica on the market today!

Whether harmonica pioneers such as Howard Levy and Carlos del Junco, individualists like Mariano Massolo, young live-wire performer Rachelle Plas or up-and-coming jazz virtuoso Konstantin Reinfeld, all of them find their favorites in the Progressive Line.

CRAFTSMANSHIP

“The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.”, Prince

And one aspect of music is definitely the instrument you create it with.

With over 160 years of technical expertise, a sympathetic ear for our customers, and countless collaborations with musicians and teachers, we have continuously improved our craft – and will continue to do so.

Most of our harmonicas and accordions are still manufactured in Trossingen, our hometown and world headquarters. Combining modern production technology with traditional handiwork, our skilled staff produce high-quality instruments for worldwide distribution. And since most of us are musicians ourselfs, we understand and share your expectations.

Our in-house Research & Development department is staffed by highly skilled specialists for free reed instruments and is dedicated to setting and maintaining the highest standards of quality. In close cooperation with leading musicians, endorsees and teachers from around the world, we continually conceptualize new instruments and improve existing ones.

We at Hohner are proud of our craft, our quality standards, and the longevity of our instruments. We will continue to manufacture high-quality instruments that allow people worldwide to Enjoy music.

MEET HOHNER

"I Never Feel As Truly Alive As When I Play Music."

For generations, Hohner has dedicated everything towards music for a simple reason: Music is a way of life. In fact, you could say it’s the best way of life. People who aren’t into music simply don’t know what they’re missing. Of course we would say that, wouldn’t we? But like countless musicians all over the world, from beginner to professional, we feel so strongly about music that we want to help open the door to this experience to everyone. With instruments designed to convey the joy and the passion which inspires everybody to improve their skills and develop further.

We wouldn’t be where we are now, as world market leader for harmonicas and accordions, if it wasn’t for our passion and our shared commitment to our craft and the traditions which it has inspired. This is a defining element of the Hohner sound, a key to unlock the world of music. Our mission is to pass this passion on to you, with perfectly crafted instruments which enable you to truly Enjoy music.

HERITAGE

“Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through.”, Lenny Kravitz

A lot has happened since Matthias Hohner founded his company in Trossingen, Germany in 1857. HOHNER became the market leader in harmonicas and accordions with a worldwide network of artists through consistent dedication to quality. Our instruments have strongly influenced the development of the Blues, become a vital part of Folk music traditions around the world, played a significant role in the ongoing evolution of Jazz and found their place on the Classical concert stage. Today we continue to develop new instruments and improve existing ones. Always with the intention to enable everyone, everywhere to Enjoy music. 

Reed plates (material, thickness):brass, 0.9 mm
Reed plates (surface):brass
Reeds (number, material):20, brass
Comb (material, color):ABS, red
Comb (finish):ABS
Mouthpiece (surface):ABS
Cover plates:stainless steel
Keys:F#, F, E, Eb, D, Db, C, B(H), Bb, A, Ab, G
Type:diatonic
Tuning:Richter
Number of holes:10
Tonal range:3 octaves
Length:10.5 cm / 4.1"

General

Logans Pianos offers Australia wide shipping on all products on our website and our Burwood store. The vast majority of our orders are eligible for free, or $6.95 flat rate shipping. For more details, see below.

We will always do our best to make your order as fast and easy as possible. In most cases, we will process and ship your order next business day. 

For a variety of reasons, sometimes this is not possible. In these cases, we will always notify you by email or phone of the expected lead time the following business day.

International shipping is available for many of the products on our website using courier shipping. See below for details.

Tracking Your Order

You will always be notified by email or phone once your order has been shipped, and will be able to track it using the provided shipping information here.

Returns

If you are looking for our returns policy, please click here

Delivery Options

Logans are pleased to offer a variety of delivery options to our customers so you can choose the shipping method that best suits your needs.

In most cases, you will receive your order in 2-5 business days from the time of your order, but we ask that you allow up to 14 days for delivery, to account for unexpected delays.

Free & Flat Rate Shipping

Most orders over $100 qualify for free shipping.

Most orders under $100 are eligible for $6.95 flat rate shipping.

Small products such as books, strings and small accessories may be sent with Australia post, and may not include a tracking number. If tracking is important to you, please choose courier shipping to ensure you will be able to track your order.

We have send tens of thousands of books and accessories in this manner, and very rarely have issues. If your product arrives damaged, or has not arrived within 14 days, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will replace it free of charge. 

Acoustic Pianos, Digital Pianos with a shipping weight of over 80kg, and other products that require specialist delivery services or installation are not eligible for free or flat rate shipping.

In Store Pickup

Most products can be picked up from our Burwood store. If you choose this option at checkout, please wait for us to confirm your products are ready for pickup before pick it up. 

Courier Shipping

Logans are pleased to offer shipping by the following couriers:

  • Couriers Please
  • Fastway
  • Parcel Point
  • Quantium
  • Seko
  • Sendle
  • TNT
  • Toll
  • UPS
  • Clipper Parcels (Sydney Only)

In most cases, the fastest, cheapest and best options to your location will appear at checkout, allowing you to choose the courier and rate that best suits your needs. Sometimes, rural and remote and international areas will not calculate shipping. This doesn't mean we can't ship to you, or even that it's going to be particularly expensive. Generally, we recommend you use flat rate shipping in these cases, but if this is not appropriate, or available for you, please contact us, and we will discuss your options with you. 

Digital Pianos Delivery & Setup

Digital Piano delivery and setup is available in the Sydney Metro area for the cost of $150 +$0.30 per stair.

Additional surcharges apply to deliveries outside of the Sydney Metro area, and will need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact us for an obligation free quote.

As you will have to be home to show the carriers where to set up your piano, we will call to schedule your delivery at a time that is convenient for you. 

Acoustic Pianos Delivery

Logans only work with the best speciality piano carriers in the business - Dragon & Goninans. This ensures that your piano will arrive not only undamaged, but in tune & well regulated. Delivery to Sydney metro area is free to ground level, +$50 for each flight of stairs. 

Additional surcharges apply to deliveries outside of the Sydney Metro area, and will need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact us for an obligation free quote, or select "Post-paid Piano Shipping" at checkout, and we will call you the following business day to discuss your shipping options. Note that selecting this option means your shipping costs are not included in the price of your order, and will need to be paid prior to delivery.

As you will have to be home to show the carriers where to place your piano, we will call to schedule your delivery at a time that is convenient for you. 

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