With few exceptions, harmonica construction has changed little over the course of the last 100 years. However, they say itís the exception that proves the rule and the Hohner CX12 is nothing if not exceptional! Hohner designers threw all preconceptions about how to construct a chromatic harmonica out of the window when they came up with this award-winning design, which eliminates a separate mouthpiece by integrating it into a one piece housing. The comb and reed plate assembly simply slots into the cover and mouthpiece unit and is secured in place by a powerful steel spring at the back.
The one piece slide can be removed in one easy motion and the instrument can be disassembled and reassembled in seconds without using any tools. This brilliantly simple construction also almost completely eliminates air loss, ensuring that the CX12 is the loudest, most airtight chromatic harmonica on the market. Its unique sound and amazing dynamic range make it ideal for the modern player in rock, pop and jazz. The revolutionary design doesnít just look and sound great, itís also incredibly service friendly.
With its sleek good looks and the elegant simplicity of its construction, the CX12 Black turned a lot of heads when it was introduced in 1992. It won the German Industry Design Award shortly afterwards, which was definitely a first for a harmonica instrument in modern times. Its powerful, distinctive sound and fast, easy response make it ideal for the ambitious amateur or contemporary professional player looking for a modern, easy to service chromatic harmonica in styles such as rock, pop and jazz.
|Reed plates (material, thickness):||brass, 1.05 mm|
|Reed plates (surface):||brass|
|Reeds (number, material):||48, brass|
|Comb (material, color):||ABS, black|
|Comb (finish):||ABS, matt|
|Number of holes:||12|
|Tonal range:||3 octaves|
|Length:||16.8 cm / 6.6"|