Hohner Discovery 48
The Beginner's Professional Chromatic
The first HOHNER chromatic harmonica was released in the early years of the 20th century.
So in the early 21st century, we decided to commemorate the centenary of this historic
occasion by unveiling our Discovery 48. While remaining true to the character of the
original, its ergonomic design incorporates all the advantages of a 21st century instrument.
The warm, mellow sound captivates listener and player alike and invokes the true essence
of what the chromatic is all about. Recommended by leading players, the Discovery 48 is
the perfect instrument for beginners and ambitious hobbyists alike, offering many of
the advantages of more expensive models at a bargain price.
Ergonomic cover design
The ergonomic full-length cover plate design ensures comfortable handling
Seamless transition from mouthpiece to covers and rounded channel openings for
enhanced playing comfort
Resilient plastic comb ensures reliable performance under all climate conditions
Screw together assembly
The two part slide package and screw together assembly ensure easy maintenance
and conversion of slide for left hand use
Covers and mouthpiece / slide package of Super Chromonica and 270 Deluxe are
Reed plates (material, thickness): brass, 1.2 mm
Reed plates (surface): brass
Reeds (number, material): 48, brass
Comb (material, color): ABS, black
Comb (finish): ABS, matt
Mouthpiece (surface): ABS
Cover plates: stainless steel
Slide construction: straight
Tuning: solo tuning
Number of holes: 12
Tonal range: 3 octaves, C4 D7
Length: 14.3 cm / 5.6"