"This site provides information on the customized diatonic harmonicas currently being made by Joe Filisko, Richard Sleigh, and James Gordon, using what we refer to as the "Filisko Method" of upgrading harmonicas. The "Filisko Method" is a dynamic and ongoing synthesis of skills and techniques for creating and maintaining harmonicas that meet the highest standards for comfort, responsiveness, and tuning."
"I make a big range of custom chromatics and diatonics, many of them unique. For example, my Stretch Diatonics: harps from 13-16 hole length made from the parts of two Special 20s seamlessly assembled, with all the playing comfort of the S20, groovy covers, and in any tuning you want. Or my custom CX10 Richter Blues chromatic (as well as unique CX14, CX16 and CX12 models), and trick performance modifications for other chromatics. In addition to the many harps pictured on my site, I'll do virtually any tuning or configuration you can think of on chromatic or diatonic."
Norwegian harmonica maker, has supplied instruments for some of the best chromatic players
in the world. His chromatic harmonica has three octaves; slide movements and shock absorbers have been especially developed for smooth action and easy assembly; gold-plated mouthpiece; screws for the mouthpiece made in titanium preventing galvanic sensations; reed-plates: interchangeable long-life from Hohner. Can be delivered in tuning as requested.
"The DUDE HARP is a precisely assembled, plastic combed, Marine Band, modified to eliminate the originals shortcomings. Marine Band reed plates are carefully trimmed, drilled and tapped to accommodate their placement into an ABS plastic comb. The reed plates are tightly fastened to the comb with nine brass screws. Four across the front and five along the rear. When compared with the factory's seven tiny nails, this dude is one tight tin sandwich."
"At present I am offering two types of modified Hohner diatonics, the Marine Band (MS) and Marine Band (trad. hand made). These are rebuilt from new stock supplied by Kurt Jacobs' Music, Sydney, Australia."
"Rupert builds custom harmonicas, and repairs diatonics and chromatics. From simple retuning to reed replacement to creating the perfect harp for your
playing style no job is too small or large (he has over 40 years experience
with harmonica!). Rupert also offers instructional videos that give detailed
instructions how to work on your own harps."
Maker of fine custom harmonicas and harmonica related products. Offering the widest selection of custom harmonica combs from the widest selection of materials. Also the maker of the Hands Free Chromatic and Ergonomic Neck Rack.
"Specializing in top quality customized Marine Band harmonicas, other Hohner models are available by request. These harmonicas feature advanced reedwork by Joe Spiers. Fast, comfortable and durable, they are available for all playing styles from tongueblocked Chicago blues to jazz/overblows."
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Here are Dave Gage's sons, Brody and Alex, now called the Brothers Gage, back when they were 10 and 12 year old kids. This video shot in 2015, is an unedited take playing an improvised blues and country based jam and having a bunch of fun.
One plays rhythm beatbox harmonica while the other takes a solo. They are both playing a standard key of "C" 10-hole diatonic in 2nd Position (which is also known as "Crossharp"). They both learned to play harmonica around age 5 and now also sing, play guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards. The key to getting good is consistency. They still practice every single day.