• Discovery 48

Discovery 48

For the centenary, HOHNER sets a further milestone to help a new generation discover the world of the chromatic harmonica. The Discovery 48 is the ideal starter chromonica for the beginning player and hobby musician.

The screw together assembly permits flexible adjustment to suit the individual requirements of the player and the slide package can easily be converted for left hand use.

The resilient ABS body makes the instrument a reliable companion under all climatic conditions. A simple, robust chromonica „made in Germany“ with an unbeatably priceperformance ratio. Discover the world of the chromonica with the Discovery 48 from HOHNER.

"After playing the Discovery I must conclude that today's beginning players have every reason to be very happy. It's a little masterpiece  -  seemingly very simple, but incorporating many important design elements based on experience. It's finest attributes are its form, weight and sound as well as the elegant simplicity of the slide package.
My compliments!"
(Willi Burger)


  • Pleasant haptic through ergonomic cover form
  • Unique mouth feel due to seamless transition from mouthpiece to covers
  • Easy maintenance through two part slide package and screw together assembly
  • Reliable performance under all climate conditions thanks to resilient ABS body
  • Covers and mouthpiece/slide package of Super Chromonica and 270 Deluxe are fully compatible
  • Easy conversion of slide for left hand use


item nameDiscovery 48
Number of holes12
Reeds48 brass
Cover surfacestainless steel
Reed plates1,2 mm brass
Reed plate surfacebrass
Mouthpiece surfaceABS
Slide constructionstraight
CombABS, black
Length14,3 cm
Tuning chart
Hole123456789101112Slide Out
Hole123456789101112Slide In

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Classical & Jazz

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