Hohner has announced the limited edition Bob Dylan Collection of hand-signed harmonicas.
This Marine Band harmonica in the key of C, hand-signed by Bob Dylan, is displayed in an inlaid ebony box, also handcrafted for Bob Dylan with a signed card from the President of Hohner, Inc., confirming authenticity. This special edition instrument is imited to one hundred harmonicas worldwide.
An even more collector's item is the set of seven Marine Band harmonicas in the natural keys of C, G, D, F, A, B, and E, which are said to have been played and hand-signed by Bob Dylan. The harmonicas are displayed in an inlaid ebony box, handcrafted exclusively for Bob Dylan with his distinctive "Eye" logo on the lid and a renowned, framed picture of Bob Dylan on the inside cover. A letter from the President of Hohner, Inc., is included, confirming authenticity. Limited to twenty-five sets worldwide.
These limited edition pieces will be available for sale in the United States exclusively through Sam Ash Music, an 84-year-old music retailing legend that has been selling Hohner harmonicas since it opened its doors in 1924. The actual sale of these limited edition pieces will take place online at http://www.samashmusic.com/ at midnight, October 29, 2008.
Other unsigned, non-collector editions of both the Bob Dylan Marine Band harmonica in the key of C and the seven harmonicas set will also be available at a yet unspecified price.