The Hohner Special 20 Country Tuned diatonic is made specifically to be played in the 2nd Position and is used for songs where a complete major scale is needed while playing in the 2nd Position. The hole 5 draw is tuned a half-step higher than a standard diatonic to make the major scale possible. Example: key E = 2nd position B; key F = 2nd position C.
This is a great harmonica for playing melodies and country music in the 2nd Position where you can take advantage of the bending capabilities on the low draw notes. Unlike the Lee Oskar Melody Makers, the Country Tuned Special 20 is not labelled in the 2nd Position key
The Hohner Special 20 is a classic design harmonica the cover plates are stainless steel, on a black plastic comb with recessed, screwed on reed plates for extra air-tightness and comes in a hard plastic case.
This is not a standard tuned diatonic and it is not recommended for beginners.
Tip: The Country tuning has a sharpened note, hole 5 draw, which can be easily re-tuned to a standard tuning if you are experienced in tuning harps.