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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:44 am 
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Hello friends,

Does anyone have a source for playable Hohner Polyphonia harps that are used, but playable? I can't really afford new ones...until I win the Lotto. I have found a few decent ones online, but most are too expensive or in sad shape. I am primarily looking for the #6, #261, and #263 models.

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Callerguy


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:25 pm 
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Hello, Callerguy.

The #6 is a Hohner Polyphonia, the #261 and #263 are Hohner Chromaticas. All 3 models are glissando harmonicas, the polys have 2 octaves' range, and the chromas have nearly 3 octaves' range.

You won't find new poly #6 models and won't find new chromas # 261 today. Production was stopped on the Chromatica models probably 30-40 years ago (a guess). The Polyphonia series (except for the Poly #4 Vineta) was discontinued at least 60 years ago(a guess).

The Chromatica #263 is still made (new) by Hohner.

Best regards

John Broecker


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:13 pm 
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Hello John,

Thank you for your quick response...as usual! I have read up on these harps and know that the 263 is the only model of the ones I play that is still being produced. I was just hoping that someone here might know of "Uncle Fred's" almost never used one that has been in storage for 50 years. I really love the polyphonia harps. They are fun to play, but do limit what can be played.

John B. Freeman


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:51 pm 
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Hello, John B. Freeman (Caller Guy).

Here's one possible source for the Hohner #263 Chromatica and Polyphonia #6. Harley Crain, of Chesterfield, Missouri, USA (near St Louis).
He's a collector with over 3,000 harmonicas. He might like to sell those models to you.

e-mail: hcrain@harleysharps.com

Best Regards

John Broecker


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:51 am 
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John,

Thank you once again for such useful information! This is the place to get the best help.

John B. Freeman


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