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Fr. Hotz David's Harp

There have been many harmonicas with built-in resonating chambers - so many, in fact, that the US Patent and Trademark Office has a whole sub-section devoted to them. This one here is one of my favorites. The harmonica itself is a Viennese tremolo, with a range of an octave and a half. Nothing earth-shattering about it - there have been many harmonicas with the name David's Harp and at least one other with a harp-shaped soundbox, but I just think this one's cute. Made by Friedrich Hotz, one of the earliest established makers in Germany. They were bought out by Hohner around 1906, although Hohner continued to produce instruments under the Hotz name for some time.

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