I customize Hohner Marine Band, Rocket, Special 20, and Golden Melody harmonicas.

Custom Harmonicas

"Great response across the entire instrument and just a joy to play." - Matt, Illinois, USA

"I'm delighted with it. It has that slightly raspy sound I was seeking." - Ian, United Kingdom

My production time is currently

Semi custom 75 Days
Full custom 100 Days
Overbend 120 Days

These times are approximate. I try to keep an inventory so that I am not waiting on parts but I can't guarantee I will always have your key on hand. Feel free to contact me before ordering to ask about lead times.

Completion date is the day I ship. Transit times to USA and Canada are usually 2 to 5 business days.

Upon receipt of your deposit, I contact you with questions. Once I confirm every detail with you, I commit to a firm completion date.
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Prices:

These prices include Canada/USA shipping and warranty

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

Semi custom Rocket CAD$179
Semi custom Marine Band CAD$203
Semi custom Golden Melody CAD$213

Full custom Rocket CAD$244
Full custom Marine Band CAD$268
Full custom Golden Melody CAD$278

Overbend Rocket CAD$369
Overbend Marine Band CAD$393
Overbend Golden Melody CAD$403

Order here: Ordering page

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All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

Any questions? Contact me and I will be happy to answer them.

My Custom Harmonicas

A well-playing harp is expressive and easy to control. My harps are tailored to work best with your breath.

My harps are FUN to play!

My custom harmonicas feature labour-intensive work done on all parts of the instrument, including every reed. I ensure each note has outstanding timbre, tone and volume. Regular and bent notes play easily and consistently from the top to the bottom of the harmonica. My harps offer awesome control. All my custom harmonicas feature stunning, right-on-the-mark tuning using an analog Peterson Strobe tuner.

These instruments are carefully adjusted to suit your specific needs. Due to the amount of time and attention given to each instrument, no out-of-the-box harmonica can perform as well as a custom harmonica.

Need more information?

Please Contact me and we can have a frank discussion about your specific needs. I can assess your playing style and help you make an informed decision. By contacting me, you are under no obligation to use my services or buy my products.

Tuning


- Compromise tuning is recommended for most players. It makes chords sound like they should without making single notes sound wrong.
- 7-Limit Just Intonation is the tuning of vintage blues harps. The chords are rich but some single notes sound a little flat. Choose this tuning if you use major chords extensively such as playing train rhythms or if like the sound of vintage blues harmonica.
- Equal Temperament is the best choice for players who regularly use positions other than First, Second or Third.

Combs

My harmonicas feature my earth-friendly high-performance Dark combs™.

My custom Hohner Special 20/Rocket harmonicas use the factory plastic polymer comb. I round the corners of the stock Special 20 comb by hand.

Ordering


Click here to order online. Send me a deposit on your custom harmonica. I will contact you for further information so as to make sure every detail is to your specifications. I will commit to a completion once every detail is confirmed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Warranty

This warranty applies to my custom as well as semi-custom harmonicas.

Warranty includes one reed replaced for free within the first 30 days of reception. Reed replacement service is $10 per reed for the next 11 months after the free 30-day period. Customer pays for shipping. Warranty work on custom harmonicas gets express service which means I aim to get your harps back in the mail within ten business days. After 12 month warranty period, regular service charges apply. My custom harps get lifetime service priority which means I attend to them as soon as I receive them.