"No longer playing the guitar, since Mick Abrahams had by then joined the band, I rounded out the musical trio of ’68 instruments with a Hohner blues harmonica, the Marine Band single reed version which, as I quickly learned, you had to suck more than blow to get the blues thing happening." - [Ian Anderson](http://jethrotull.com/the-attic/musical-instruments/ian-anderson/).more
I've owned three things most of my life since I was 18 years old. A guitar, synthesizers, and Hohner harmonicas. No reason to ever buy any other brand. I also own a Hohner Blues Bender harmonica.
This Marine Band in C is durable and sounds so sweet. If you smoke or used to smoke (whatever you smoked), it's good to play harmonica to strengthen your lungs. As Bob Dylan has demonstrated, among many others, harmonica and guitar go together like tuna sandwiches and potato chips.
Get funky with it, bluesy, or avant garde. But add a Hohner Marine Band C to your gear right now. I command you! LOL
If you wanna be a good harmonica player, this is a good option. Sweet tone, versatile, easy slide and it's feel great in your lips. The bad thing is the rivets, because it's to hard to clean or repair.
Man, if my harmonica could talk. It would tell you a story of a boi that fond it on a back of a pawn store in New York. It was love at first time and a marriage that lasted for all those years. If you have an opportunity to buy a harmonica to see if you are gonna love it, just do it. This brand is the most respected name in harps in the hole world, played by so many great well known musicians that have inspired many generations of kids. Trust me, open your wallet give it a try and never look back into your old self when you didn’t believe if you have the guts to hold an instrument. Harp is the most easy instrument in the world to start with. You just have to breath hard on it and the rest of the story you will learn on youtube for sure. You have my world!!