These are high quality precision – hand made customisations using bamboo. This produces a harmonica with a comb that is as hard as nails (and highly resilient to moisture), looks absolutely superb but most importantly feels comfortable in your hand and mouth.
Styles vary from oversized and rounded – fitting your hand like a glove – to a neat squared off comb that replaces the existing one producing a quality and unique instrument with a comfy feel and good looks.
The benefit of customisation goes beyond looks in that the harp is a LOT more comfortable to play with the holes slighted edged off and the rounded wood in your hand. They are also “eye-candy”.
A range of colour tones – from natural through to very dark coffee coloured allows you to differentiate between your different keys through colour and style of the custom harps. In other words – it’s an excellent idea to have a range of different custom harps for different keys within your set! Although obviously this would cost a bit so you may like to stick the ones you play most!
Please note: that custom harps are sometimes defined as those with reeds different than the standard manufacturer’s production harps. These harps have not been adjusted or re-tuned/gapped as it is extremely difficult to provide a modified reed-plate that suits everyone. You can probably appreciate that these would produce both advantages and disadvantages – compared to the factory (out of the box) harps – so I’ve decided not to go down that route!
When commissioning a customised harmonica – why not consider buying a matching silverfish harmonica microphone. This can be made especially for you in the same wood as your harp – at no additional cost to the basic marked price of the microphone! Just let me know your preference at the time of purchase.
By the way – if you are concerned about the cost – £139.95 isn’t a lot when you consider how long a hand crafted precision harp takes to build… roughly two days! If you are mad about harmonicas then it’s worth it! Remember also that the cost includes a new harp and free holster-style case and postage.
Harmonica customisation generally take about two weeks from ordering. You will be contacted soon after ordering a custom harmonica with an expected delivery date which will be re-confirmed at the time of dispatch. Please note that when ordering the harmonica on-line the key of your choice is selected at the time of purchase.
Flat-rate world-wide postage. Goods are sent out within 14 working days from receipt of payment. UK orders are sent out by Royal Mail (Special Delivery). Orders to other worldwide destinations are sent standard airmail.
Returns & Cancellations
Please do not buy to try. Goods delivered correctly and in accordance with your order will not be accepted for credit or refund without good reason.