To honor the Jazz legend Jean “Toots” Thielemans, Hohner teamed up with him and designed this harmonica to his specifications. The Toots Mellow Tone has short slot reeds and thin reed plates for a rich, warm sound, making this harmonica perfect for playing ballads.
Toots Mellow Tone
The wooden comb ensures a warm, rich sound and is lacquered to eliminate swelling.
The cover plates are embossed with Toots’ signature and a serial number.
Outstanding sliding properties thanks to the chrome plating.
The coating allows for a better articulation and fast and precise response of single notes.
Not many artists could handle the chromatic harmonica as incredibly well as Jean-Baptiste Fréderic Isidor, Baron Thielemans, better known as Toots Thielemans. He was the most iconic Jazz harmonica player of the 20th century and played with artists like Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jaco Pastorius.