Re: [Harp-L] Harp Case stories
Another subject I guess...
but the nicest case I have ever had:
My cousin had one made for me (he is a professional player) out of Koa
wood in hawaii.
It was a beautiful work of art...
over a short period of time and travel it began to get ruined...
Drunks at gigs (not me..really) would bump into the stage,( table top
at best) and the case would fall.
Wood cases cannot take the beating...
I have had three others custom made by loving friends...out of sacred
100 year old wood or cabinet grade oak...etc.
These also fell apart after hard road use...eventually i even made
cases for my cases...
twice, they have been stolen at city gigs... they must look like a gun
case or drug case in the back seat.
Lately, I just use the plastic case from Hohner. Problem is when I go
to gigs with other harmonica players...some guys give me the rookie
Not a big deal...
but I would love to see a collection of harp cases...wish I would have
photographed me long lost ones.
If you don't go on the road...there are great antique silverware cases
that are easily customized for harps...
The dark red velvet can get grodie, remove and refinish before making
the wood inserts...
Don't use for traveling set as it will be real noisy.
It does promote better air flow after playing...
Maybe I will bolt a cool graphic for the dorky front of my Hohner
plastic model...or maybe I will just be a dork...It is just a case.
The best case I have ever seen was a leather one made for Ralph
Shine.. calve skin leather...fit all new Meisterclause harps (when
first came out) work of art.. masterpiece.
Two sided and folded over itself...
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