I just received the last two Marine Band 1896 harps to complete my set of 7. I have played a Blues Harp for about 3 years. I ordered a Marine Band 1896 key of ‘C’ to try and knew immediately I wanted to make the switch. They play well, bending is a little easier on the Marine Band 1896 vs. the Blues Harp although they both have a wood comb. I found that I prefer wood comb to a plastic comb. Anyway, I’m excited I have all 7 basic keys.
I’d be interested in others thoughts on Marine Band 1896 vs. Blues Harp or even the Special 20 (I have one in the key of ‘C’.)