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Hohner brings John Lennon 'Imagine' harmonica to Toy Fair
« on: February 22, 2012, 09:13:53 PM »

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February 22, 2012
Hohner brings John Lennon 'Imagine' harmonica to Toy Fair

Venerable music instrument manufacturer Hohner, Inc. was back at Toy Fair last week showing the newest addition to its broad range of children's product, particularly its Puppy Slide Whistle--a cute variation, geared for 24 months and up, on the traditional slide flute: You blow into the puppy's mouth and move the tail to change pitch and make melodies.Children at heart, however, couldn’t help but notice a corner display of harmonicas--Hohner's bread-and-butter adult product. But besides a counter grab jar brimming with colorful translucent harmonicas for kids, there was also a grownup collector's item: The John Lennon Series Imagine premium harmonica, to be available at select retail outlets in April at a suggested $99 pricepoint.The Lennon harp is the third release in Hohner's Signature Series, which began with a Steven Tyler model five years ago and was followed by a Bob Dylan issue three years ago. The Lennon entry is distinguished by its brilliant white coverplates, a clear acrylic comb, and Lennon's familiar multi-colored self-portrait drawing and signature beneath the Imagine logo--which is in all caps on the top cover; on the bottom, the Hohner logo, also in all caps, is in rainbow colors--the first time it's ever been anything other than black or red.

http://www.examiner.com/local-music-in-new-york/hohner-brings-john-lennon-imagine-harmonica-to-toy-fair

http://www.examiner.com/beatles-in-national/new-john-lennon-signature-harmonica-a-bit-more-costly-than-60s-version
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Re: Hohner brings John Lennon 'Imagine' harmonica to Toy Fair
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 03:22:52 AM »

The Hohner Bob Dylan Signature Series Harmonica...









The Hohner John Lennon Signature Series Harmonica...








...on sale at The Guitar Center for $79.99


http://www.guitarcenter.com/Hohner-John-Lennon-Signature-Series-Harmonica-107444028-i2302015.gc?&source=4WWRWXGB




 
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Re: Hohner brings John Lennon 'Imagine' harmonica to Toy Fair
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 05:32:32 AM »

Thanks Hello Goodbye for posting the photographs of the harmonica.
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Re: Hohner brings John Lennon 'Imagine' harmonica to Toy Fair
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 05:18:36 PM »

You're welcome, peregrine9.


Back in 1964 Hohner sold The Beatles Harmonica Kit...







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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 09:18:36 PM »

Hohner put Paul's autograph next to George's picture and vice versa on the box for the harmonica.  They didn't correct this until the end of production.
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