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1106 posts
Jan 02, 2017
9:17 AM
Spiers Custom Harmonicas

Last Edited by harpwrench on Mar 23, 2017 5:30 AM
2078 posts
Jan 02, 2017
9:42 AM
I have too many harps to list, let me know what you are looking for and if I have it, I will set it up for you. Mostly Special 20 and assorted Suzuki diatonics.
Reasonable prices (as usual).
Oh, and a bunch of altered tuned harmonicas, if you want to try playing a harmonica where the notes aren't where you expect to find them.
235 posts
Jan 02, 2017
10:39 AM
I make custom 1896s and Special 20s

Michael Mitchell Harmonica Canada is not taking any new orders for a time. I'm busy with carpentry jobs, not enough time left to devote to making custom harps.


Last Edited by Sherwin on May 01, 2017 6:36 AM
1802 posts
Jan 02, 2017
9:06 PM
I am a Hohner affiliated customizer. I offer custom harps, combs and the most complete tool kit available.



Custom overblow harps. Harmonica Combs and Tools.

Last Edited by arzajac on Jan 02, 2017 9:15 PM
739 posts
Jan 04, 2017
3:33 PM
I'm two custom harveyharps away from being caught up. That means a quick turn around time. Check out www.harveyharp.com.



Last Edited by HarveyHarp on Jan 04, 2017 3:36 PM
4242 posts
Feb 08, 2017
6:53 PM
I have a brand new, never been opened Crossover in E for sale...$65.
My Website
My Harmonica Effects Blog
2079 posts
Feb 09, 2017
12:21 AM
I've sent you an email, Mike.


I hate the spam filter.
1105 posts
Mar 14, 2017
1:33 PM
Introducing “Ready-to-Go” Harps

I am very excited to announce a new product line from Blue Moon Harmonicas LLC.

Ready-to-Go Harps
• Brand New Professional Quality Harmonicas
• Built with Blue Moon Custom Combs
• Reed Plates upgraded by a Professional Harp Tech
• Available for Immediate Delivery
• 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Typically, every harmonica made by Blue Moon is a one-of-a-kind creation designed by the customer. We offer a tremendous variety of combs from which to choose and a wide assortment of professional quality harmonicas. You can choose the brand, model, key, comb material and comb color. Consequently, each harmonica is built to order only after our customer places their order. This means that it can take 3-5 weeks for your harp to be built and shipped.

Ready-to-Go Harps are an alternative to waiting for perhaps a month to receive your harp. It is an opportunity to purchase a professional quality harmonica built to the same standards as the one-of-a-kind creations which are built to order.

No Substitutions Please – Please do not ask us to swap out the combs on the Ready-to-Go Harps with a different color or material. It would defeat the purpose of the concept, which is to ship the harps out immediately, without delay.

In this initial batch we have a selection of 33 Hohner Marine Band Deluxes and Crossovers. All are priced at $169.95 each.

• 6 Marine Band Deluxes in the Key of G with Black Anodized Aluminum Combs
• 3 Marine Band Dleuxes in the Key of Ab with Glacier White Corian Combs
• 2 Marine Band Deluxes in the Key of A with Clear Anodized Aluminum Combs
• 7 Marine Band Deluxes in the Key of Bb with Graphic Blue Corian Combs
• 4 Marine Band Crossovers in the Key of C with Fire & Ice Fancy Acrylic Combs
• 6 Marine Band Deluxes in the Key of D with Lava Fancy Acrylic Combs
• 5 Marine Band Deluxes in the Key of in Eb with Graphic Blue Corian Combs
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Ready-to-Go Harps by Blue Moon

Tom Halchak
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2 posts
Apr 07, 2017
7:56 AM
I am offering diatonic harmonica gaskets that improve sealing and keep moisture out between the reedplate and comb. Fit most major brands of harps. Check them out at:
Dee's Finely Tuned Instruments
4050 posts
Apr 07, 2017
8:42 AM
these look interesting.

dee's finely tuned harmonica gaskets
353 posts
Apr 09, 2017
12:33 PM
Wampler Faux-Analog Delay, for sale.

Boxed, pristine condidtion - used a few times at home. Seems to be discontinued, so quite hard to get hold of.

Some blurb here:


£100 to a forum member (UK only), before it goes on Ebay.

Email paddy_wells at hotmail dot com

Last Edited by Chinaski on Apr 09, 2017 12:35 PM
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1 post
Apr 09, 2017
3:02 PM
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1766 posts
Apr 12, 2017
9:34 AM
I specialize in modified Hohner diatonics and most make and model Chromatics. Click on my user name for contact info.

Last Edited by chromaticblues on Apr 28, 2017 10:54 AM
3437 posts
Apr 27, 2017
5:28 PM
Mark's Harmonica Tune-Up is open again for business

I haven't been around for a while. A lot of folks are gone from MBH and a lot of new folks are here. I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself again w/ the following info.

Sooooo, Let the shameless self promotion begin. :-)

Here are some testimonials. If you'd like your name erased please e-mail me and I'll delete you. Aloha, Mark

231 posts
Mar 07, 2014
12:05 PM

In case any of you aren't aware that Mark Prados (MP) is back repairing harps, I wanted to tell you that he is. Mark does a great job at a more than reasonable price with quick turnaround. He is also great with communication and suggestions, and is willing to share tips on how to do it yourself. You can't go wrong working with him. That is not to say that others on this forum don't also do quality work.

322 posts
Mar 07, 2014
12:12 PM

Couldn't have said it better. Mark is First Class.

2 posts
May 20, 2014
12:40 PM

begin shameless promotion:
Mark cleaned up 4 of my harps so well, I sent him an additional 6. It’s like having a 50,000 mile service for your car – it runs better after. Same for harps. I took a bunch out of my 'bad harp bag' -they were unplayable, out of tune, bad reeds, etc. I am not a talented bench worker and have destroyed some harps so better to turn them over to Mark who fixed them up for very reasonable price. They play like new.

Shameless promotion ended.
415 posts
May 20, 2014
5:46 PM

I referred Mark recently and he has a very nice boiler plate email he sends to new customers with detailed shipping options and instructions as well as prices. Good business.. !

Mark is good folk.

Greg Jones
16:23 Custom Harmonicas
Reasonably priced Reed Replacement and free tech support on Hand Made Series Hohner Diatonic Harmonicas.

'Making the world a better place, one harmonica at a time.
Click MP for more info. Aloha Mark

Last Edited by MP on Dec 12, 2017 6:07 PM
1160 posts
Jul 14, 2017
11:40 AM
I am very excited to announce that we have a new batch of Ready-to-Go Custom Harps available from Blue Moon Harmonicas LLC. We have 32 beautiful Hohner Special 20s with Hot Red Dupont® Corian™ Combs.

Ready for Immediate Delivery

Professionally hand crafted to be Loud, Responsive and in Tune

Built with Blue Moon Custom CNC Milled Dupont® Corian™ Combs

Available in the keys of G, A, Bb, C, D and E

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

I you don’t love it, we’ll buy it back from you!

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Ready-to-go Special 20s

Tom Halchak
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1208 posts
Oct 18, 2017
2:21 PM
I have a few new Fancy Acrylic Colors available – Plum Water, Margarita Swirl and Moonstone Water. I have also started using a new material called Linen Phenolic. It is fine cotton fabric embedded in a phenolic resin. It kinda looks like wood and is very solid. I tested the material by making Manji combs a few months back and the response has been very favorable so I am now offering them for the Marine Band and the Seydel 1847.

Available at www.bluemoonharmonicas.com

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Tom Halchak
Blue Moon Harmonicas
1215 posts
Nov 01, 2017
6:53 AM
I recently started using Linen Phenolic to make combs. Linen Phenolic is a phenolic resin with fine cotton fabric embedded to add strength to the material. It mills super flat and has a look, feel and tone similar to wood. Naturally, I am now making this comb available on custom harps. Here is a look at the Classic Marine Band 1896 with a Linen Phenolic Comb. Available at BlueMoonHarmoncas.com for $139.95.

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Tom Halchak
Blue Moon Harmonicas
1217 posts
Nov 07, 2017
1:57 PM
Blue Moon T-Shirts - Now Available
Our T-Shirts are screen printed on light weight 100% polyester fabric. They have a silky feel, are very comfortable and will not shrink. Available in Black with Blue and White Screen Printing or Blue, with Black and White Screen Printing.

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The front features the Blue Moon Harmonicas Logo and the back features a silhouette of Jason Ricci, the Moon Cat himself, proud Endorser of Blue Moon Custom Combs and Custom Harmonicas.

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Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL.

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Tom Halchak
Blue Moon Harmonicas
3494 posts
Dec 01, 2017
3:02 PM
Holiday Reed Replacement Sale. Due to a recent pricing mistake (my bad!)and the season I'm doing an $18 special rather than the normal $30.
Reasonably priced Reed Replacement and tech support on Hand Made Series Hohner Diatonic Harmonicas.

'Making the world a better place, one harmonica at a time.
Click MP for more info. Aloha Mark
3495 posts
Dec 01, 2017
3:20 PM
Ok, so you broke a reed, or maybe lots of reeds. You go online, say what you did and ask what can be done about it.
Often you get a Cyber-Whoopin' for 'blowing too hard, said to be a mental defective, and if you don't straighten-up and fly right you'll never be allowed around harps or children cuz you're probably a pervert too!'
Well, they are right about the blowing too hard bit but so what! You learned your lesson and that is you'll be a little more careful about sharing online. All you were doing was enjoying yourself when the scatological expletive reed broke. Life is like that. I've broken hundreds since 1972. I don't break them anymore but I'm not a hypocrite and won't cast any stones at you my friend.

Anyway, I've got a special these holidays for $18. Or, Ron Hobdy (bless his heart and he's the best)@ RockinRonsmusic4less had MBs for $44 last I looked.
Will check if I'm wrong.

Edit. Actually $44.99 but it's free shipping. SP/20s are about the same and Golden Melodies a little more. Deluxes are $62 and Crossovers are $72. Some MS models are $29.
Reasonably priced Reed Replacement and tech support on Hand Made Series Hohner Diatonic Harmonicas.

'Making the world a better place, one harmonica at a time.
Click MP for more info. Aloha Mark

Last Edited by MP on Dec 01, 2017 3:30 PM
9672 posts
Dec 03, 2017
6:57 PM
Tom, I don't know if it's quite the same thing, but Chris Michalek, shortly before he passed, was making some combs using linen in them. (I think he used some cut up old jeans.)

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This is an old video. I now use new reeds, rivet sticks, screw posts w/ nuts, etc. I will use older reeds w/ this process if they are clean, have volume, serious strength, and the necessary overtones one finds on brand new harps.

Affordable Reed Replacement
Marks Harmonica Tune-up

Click user name MP for contact info

Reasonably priced Reed Replacement and tech support on Hand Made Series Hohner Diatonic Harmonicas.

'Making the world a better place, one harmonica at a time.
Click MP for more info. Aloha Mark

Last Edited by MP on Dec 12, 2017 6:27 PM

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