Semi-Custom Harmonica

I offer Semi-Custom Marine Band, Rocket and Golden Melody harmonicas.
Customized harmonica descriptions and pricing
All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

Semi-Custom harps

Pick this option and SUBTRACT $65 from the price of the full custom harp.

Balance your needs and your budget by choosing a "semi-custom" harmonica. This is a harmonica that's mid-way between an off-the-shelf harmonica and a full custom. It is a pro-grade harp that is set up to respond best to medium breath and aims to satisfy most player's needs.

This harp offers fantastic response. Players who use lots of breath may find a semi-custom harp offers maximum value - it's ideal for players who require a great instrument but feel that their playing style may not make use of everything a full custom harp has to offer.

The instrument has undergone high-impact improvements to ensure the tone, response and tuning is much better than a stock instrument. Sympathetic reed work™ is performed to guarantee all semitone bends are accessible (includes draw bends and blow bends). The focus is on performance therefore fewer cosmetic upgrades are done in comparison to a full custom.

My semi-custom harps are "one-size-fits-all".

Wait time for semi-custom harp is 75 days or less for popular keys; contact me for details.

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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.