Hohner’s collaboration with Bob Dylan naturally lead to the development of a next-generation harmonica. “This new harmonica has an enhanced sonic versatility and produces both uncharacteristically warm tones while also achieving a brilliance or ‘brightness’ that allows musicians to more freely express themselves,” stated Scott Emmerman, Director of Marketing and Sales for Hohner, Inc., “It was not easy to achieve the standard that Bob Dylan represents. Among other things, we gold-plated the reed plate in order to achieve the specific sonic requirements.”
The new harmonica is appropriately named the Bob Dylan Signature Series. It features custom cover-plates bearing Dylan’s signature, a carrying case embossed with Dylan’s “Eye” logo, and an outer gift box featuring an exclusive picture of Dylan in the inside cover.