The harp for precise melody playing!

The stylish design is classic 1950s, completely harmonious and without any sharp corners. The covers descend vertically down to the front of the comb and enclose it completely, right up to the rounded ends, making the instrument exceptionally comfortable to hold as well as giving it a unique sound. 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.

 

 

Features

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

Specifications

item nameGolden Melody
typediatonic
Key
tuningRichter
Number of holes10
Reeds20 brass
Cover surfacestainless steel
Reed plates0,9 mm brass
Reed plate surfacebrass
Mouthpiece surfaceABS
CombABS, red
Length10,5 cm
Tuning chart
BlowC4E4G4C5E5G5C6E6G6C7
Hole12345678910
DrawD4G4B(H)4D5F5A5B(H)5D6F6A6

Testimonials Golden Melody

All in Golden Melody harmonica seems to have been designed for me custom-built, all is perfect, the sound is warm and generous, an alloy of precision and power, never aggressive...The flexible reeds, the metal cover closed on the plastic box spring, and the perfect size & spacing of holes on box spring give me a perfect freedom of play. The only thing I miss would be an edition of Golden Melody in low tones, to find these same qualities, particularly in Low F, low low F, low C and low D....
Rachelle Plas

I like the Golden Melody because of its flexibility, its roundness , the incomparable softness of its tone : never aggressive, reactive and powerful when it needs to be ! Its shapely curves garantee pleasant playing. We forget its old fashional look when it "sings".
Michael Herblin

I play the Golden Melody because it is comfortable to hold and the Overblows just as the Bendings sound extremely clean. Therefore the Golden Melody fits in very good with my style of playing.
Konstantin Reinfeld

I like the Hohner harmonicas, mostly the Golden Melodies, Marine Bands, CX-12 chromatics, and the new low tuned  Thunderbirds…I really  enjoy and feel the long history, good quality, and something more when I’m playing  Hohner harmonicas…
Matyas Pribojszki

The shape of the full length covers and the curved ends fit in your hands a lot better, it has a nice warm mellow tone, especially on the higher keys. I like the way the cover plates darken the tone, it just has a glassy type of tone, and the stock comb has a nice sound to it.
Todd Parrott

Artists known for their Golden Melody music

Blues & Jazz
Classical, Jazz, Blues
Country
The Young Shooting Star of Jazz Harmonica
Traditional & Contemporary Blues
A7 - Blues
The Blues Lady
Blues, Rock
Gospel, Folk, Blues, Country