A new Performance Standard

This harmonica allows you to play 48 different chords and is the perfect accompanying instrument for all harmonica ensembles and orchestras. With 384 reeds, all major, minor, 7th, diminished and augmented chords are available in 4-part octave voicings. All the lower-pitched reeds are located on the inner rows of the instrument, ensuring that high and low ranges are equidistant from one another and thus enabling balanced miking. The Chord 48 is the only accompaniment harmonica where each chord is located on its own individual reed plate, permitting personalized chordal layout as well as simplifying cleaning and maintenance. A high-end instrument designed with the professional in mind, it combines ease of playing with the finest HOHNER quality to deliver a new performance standard - a milestone in HOHNER's legendary Orchestra Series.


48 chords on 48 separate reed plates offer complete flexibility of chordal layout.

•  Optimized design ensures enhanced playing comfort and maximum airtightness.

• Modern ABS body guarantees complete stability in all climate zones.

• Full screw together assembly for ease of maintenance.

• Comfortable carrying case with shoulder strap.

• Made in Germany


item nameChord 48
Number of holes192
Reeds384 brass
Cover surfacestainless steel
Reed plates1,05 mm brass
Reed plate surfacebrass
Mouthpiece surfaceABS
CombABS, transparent
Length58,7 cm

Tonal Layout

Tuning chart
Blow F# Db Ab Eb Bb F C G D A E B
Draw Db7 Ab7 Eb7 Bb7 F7 C7 G7 D7 A7 E7 B7 F#7
Chord 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Blow F#m Dbm Abm Ebm Bbm Fm Cm Gm Dm Am Em Bm
Draw Db+ Ab- Eb+ Bb- Bb+ C- G+ D- A+ E- E+ F#-

Artists known for their Chord 48 music

Master of the Chord Harmonica
Harmonica Quartet
Veloz explores everything with an instrument