Hohner Toots Mellow Tone C
The Classical and Ballad Legend
Not many artists could handle the chromatic harmonica as incredibly well as
Jean-Baptiste Fréderic Isidor, Baron Thielemans, better known as Toots Thielemans.
He was the most iconic Jazz harmonica player of the 20th century and played with
artists like Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jaco Pastorius. He served as a
great influence to many others, including John Lennon.
To honor this Jazz legend with only one instrument would have not done him justice,
which is why we teamed up with him and designed two instruments to his specifications.
The Toots Mellow Tone is the first of the two, with short slot reeds and thin reed
plates for a rich, warm sound perfect for ballads.
The wooden comb ensures a warm, rich sound and is lacquered to eliminate swelling
Special cover plates
The cover plates are embossed with Toots' signature and a serial number
Outstanding sliding properties thanks to the chrome plating
Coated reed plates
The coating allows for a better articulation and fast and precise response of single notes
Reed plates (material, thickness): brass, 1.05 mm
Reed plates (surface): nickel
Reeds (number, material): 48, brass
Comb (material, color): pearwood, brown
Comb (finish): double lacquered
Mouthpiece (surface): chrome
Cover plates: stainless steel
Slide construction: straight
Number of holes: 12
Tonal range: 3 octaves, C4 D7
Length: 15.5 cm / 6.1"