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Hohner released the Blues Bender Harmonica 586BX. The setup of a harmonica consists of a process called “gapping.” Gapping is setting the reed position in relation to the reedplate to allow the air to flow around and actuate the reed. The new Blues Bender benefits from this setup and tuning process that is on par with Hohner’s professional models, stated the company.

The new 586BX features a clear plastic comb with classic “sandwich-style” construction for a traditional feel. The coverplates are made from stainless steel and include improvements from harmonica models costing three times as much. As a finishing touch, the reedplates are chrome plated, adding to the sleek classiness of the instrument. This model will be available in Hohner’s most popular major keys: A, Bb, C, D, E, F and G.

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