CX-12 Chromatic Harmonica
The CX-12 represents the greatest single innovation in commercial chromonica manufacture since HOHNER‰Û÷s introduction of the first chromatic harmonica in 1912.
The concept was the brainchild of Gerhard Knoppek, a HOHNER R&D staff member who in 1991 was given the task of thinking up a radically new chromatic instrument. Knoppek‰Û÷s construction was brilliantly simple – the comb and reed plate assembly is mounted in a one piece mouthpiece / housing unit and held in place by a powerful metal spring at the back. The slide can be removed instantly, but is exceptionally airtight. Disassembly and reassembly of these components takes only seconds and requires no tools.
The CX-12 was presented at the Frankfurt Music Trade Fair in 1992 and went on to win a major German industrial design award. It is the preferred axe of chromatic luminaries such as Bill Barrett from Hazmat Modine or LA studio crack Tollak Ollestad and is regarded by many as the most airtight and user-friendly chromatic on the market.
For the discerning player who enjoys the details of fine instrumentation, this sporty chromatic can be easily disassembled for cleaning the slide and cover moulding. Available in nine of the most popular keys as well as a low octave C major, this chromatic harmonica is popular for professional level playing.
‰Û¢ 12-hole, 3-octave chromatic scale
‰Û¢ Award winning design
‰Û¢ Injection moulded plastic comb
‰Û¢ Ergonomic plastic casing / mouthpiece, black ABS cover plates
‰Û¢ Exceptionally airtight & service-friendly
‰Û¢ 48 Classic chromonica reeds
‰Û¢ 1.05mm brass reed plates
‰Û¢ Replacement reed plates available
‰Û¢ Round channel openings
‰Û¢ Slide construction – zigzag
‰Û¢ Hard shell case
‰Û¢ Available in keys of C, D, Eb, E, F, G , A, Bb, B, and C-tenor (low)
‰Û¢ Made in Germany
‰Û¢ Length 16.8cm