RE: [Harp-L] Rugged Pocket Harmonica

Here's what I did at one time: 

Go to Wal-Mart and get yourself a nylon case for a pocket knife which
has a belt loop on it and a Velcro-flap top cover. Couple of bucks. The
case is usually padded somewhat and will protect the harp from the
I packed a Special 20 because the covers have a center support which
prevent the squashing you mentioned. Also, the Special 20 does not have
the sharp corners that a Marine Band does, so it won't wear out the
knife case with repeated use. And because you carry the harp on the
outside, you don't have to worry about pocket lint, car keys, etc.

I like the leather cases too, but they actually look like knife cases.
If you get a black nylon case, people will just assume it is a cell

John Balding
Tallahassee, FL

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Subject: [Harp-L] Rugged Pocket Harmonica

I often carry harmonicas in my pocket.  I have discovered that this is
not always a great idea.  The plastic box is to big and the leather
pouch does not protect against squashing.  Some harmonicas just don't
work well (I am looking at you Marine Band . . .just kidding I could
never stay mad at you) for this application.  What harmonicas do you all
find most durable for packing around?  I am leaning towards the Suzuki
Harpmaster.  It is cheap, sounds pretty good and seems to have a sturdy
cover.  What do you all think?


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