Pricing & Descriptions

NOTICE

You may provide me with (new condition) harps to set up, or purchase the completed instrument from me. Perhaps you’ve gotten new harps that don’t play like you want them to, or want a model I don’t offer (example: golden melody). Please don’t send older harps, the reeds typically won’t be as responsive or durable as fresh brass.

YOU SUPPLY THE HARP, I SUPPLY THE LABOR

$115 Stage I traditional setup

$140 Stage II 4-5-6 overblow

$160 Stage 2-plus 7 overdraw

add $20– Convert 1896 Marine Band to screws, modify covers and seal the comb

I don’t work on Hohner MS models (Big River, Blues Harp, etc) or models made in China.

I don’t handle custom combs anymore, so you would need to provide one with the harp if desired.

 Rockin’ Rons will gladly drop ship harps to me if you want to order from him at www.rockinronsmusicsd.com/harmonicas.html

CUSTOM MARINE BAND

CUSTOM MARINE BAND DELUXE
  • No Nails

    All-screw construction

  • Smoothed Rails

    Corners and rails smoothed for comfort

  • Comb

    Choose a comb:

    * Pearwood for organic tone, chamfered tines/corners and extra thick internal sealing.

    OR

    *Bamboo (stock Crossover) sounds and works great as well

  • Reed Work

    The following high-performance reedwork is applied to ALL stages:

    • Both reed plates are accurately straightened and flattened.
    • Reeds indexed to swing straight in the slots.
    • Reed slots embossed to optimum tolerances.
    • Reeds shaped to my proprietary specs for maximum response and dynamics.
    • Reeds specially treated to stabilize tuning.
  • Tuning

    Strobe-tuned for smooth chords and octaves

  • Low Keys

    Low keys are available at an extra cost.

CUSTOM SPECIAL 20

  • Keys

    Available in standard keys, and low E-F-F# (extra cost)

  • Reed Work

    Spiers Process high-performance reed work

  • Comb

    Stock comb, corners smoothed for comfort

  • Coverplates

    Coverplates opened in back, corner seams smoothed

  • Tuning

    Strobe-tuned for smooth chords and octaves

Stage I™   Traditional setup

Best setup for traditional blues and folk styles. This is a fully customized high performance harmonica, fast and powerful.

* Springy and air-efficient, but not stuffy
* Vibrato friendly
* Precise bend control from bottom to top
* Rich sound and even feel on every hole
* Wide dynamic response
* 19-limit just intonation

$145 – SP20
$170 – Marine Band

$25 – extra to re-tune down to low Eb, E, F and F#

$300– Thunderbird keys low D and lower, with doubled reed plates.

Contact form for questions or ordering

 

Stage II™   4-5-6 overblow harmonica

All of Stage I, with high-performance access to the “missing notes” in the middle register.

* Tuned to 19-limit unless otherwise requested

* Stage 2+ option adds the 7 overdraw

$175 – SP20
$200 – Marine Band

$25 – Add-on for high-performance 7 overdraw (Stage 2+)

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Stage III™   Jazz setup

Full-on setup for serious overblow/overdraw playing

$325 – SP20
$350 – Marine Band

SHIPPING

Shipping and handling within USA, $10 per order. USPS priority mail.

International orders shipped with tracking has become even more expensive! There was another price increase in January 2020. I’m sorry but there’s nothing I can do about it. If you’ve ordered a pile of expensive overblow harmonicas, I’d still consider the priority express option with tracking sensible.

For international customers wanting a tracking number that can be followed online, my only option is USPS Priority Express mail. The cost for that is: Canada $45, all others- $70. Orders that won’t safely go in flat rate envelopes will cost more depending on weight.

First-class International packages WITHOUT tracking starts at $20. It costs approximately $5 for each additional harp. You assume any and all risk if the package is lost! Some countries are more reliable than others, it’s YOUR decision.