I customize Hohner Marine Band, Rocket, Special 20, and Golden Melody harmonicas.

Custom Harmonicas

"They are wonderful! The tone is fat and smooth and the notes bend easily. I found myself playing runs I had never played before as I was fooling around and getting acquainted with the harp. I feel very comfortable playing it and I appreciate your correspondence concerning my playing style, breath force, etc. You were able to dial the harmonica in perfectly based on that information." - Michael, USA

"I must say that it is truly astonishing and this harmonica is indeed a subtle and precise musical instrument; probably the best I have ever acquired in recent years." - Jean-Luc, France

"Great response across the entire instrument and just a joy to play." - Matt, Illinois, USA

"I'm delighted with it. It has that slightly raspy sound I was seeking." - Ian, United Kingdom

My production time is currently

Basic custom 75 Days
Full custom 100 Days
Overbend 120 Days

These times are approximate. I try to keep an inventory so that I am not waiting on parts but I can't guarantee I will always have your key on hand. Feel free to contact me before ordering to ask about lead times.

Completion date is the day I ship. Transit times to USA and Canada are usually 2 to 7 business days.

Upon receipt of your deposit, I contact you with questions. Once I confirm every detail with you, I commit to a firm completion date.

These prices include Canada/USA shipping and warranty

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.


Play it soft to loud. Best value custom harmonica for second position playing.

Basic custom Rocket / Special 20 CAD$189
Basic custom Marine Band CAD$213
Basic custom Golden Melody CAD$223
What is a Basic custom? Basic custom details and ordering


Play it very soft (pianissimo) to very loud(fortissimo). Best choice for playing in multiple positions with plenty of volume and very little work.

Full custom Rocket / Special 20 CAD$254
Full custom Marine Band CAD$278
Full custom Golden Melody CAD$288
What is a Full custom Marine Band or Golden Melody? Full custom Marine Band or Golden Melody details and ordering
What is a Full custom Rocket or Special 20? Full custom Rocket details and ordering


Play it very very soft (pianississimo) to very very loud(fortississimo). Best choice for fully chromatic playing.

Overbend Rocket / Special 20 CAD$445
Overbend Marine Band CAD$465
Overbend Golden Melody CAD$465
What is an Overbend custom?
Overbend Marine Band or Golden Melody details and ordering

Order here: Ordering page


All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

Any questions? Contact me and I will be happy to answer them.

Click on the image to download the Custom harmonica guide PDF file.

Click on the image to download the Custom harmonica options PDF file.

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.


- 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.


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.


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.


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.