[Harp-L] Harmonicaster at 2017 SPAH

Gary Lehmann gnarlyheman@xxxxx
Sun Aug 6 13:47:31 EDT 2017

Best SPAH ever!

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 10:26 AM, Shirley, John <John_Shirley at xxxxx> wrote:

> Sorry you won’t be at SPAH, Ronnie, but I am happy to demo your cool new
> design!
> My seminar on MIDI and elecric harmonicas is scheduled for Wedneday
> morning from 9-10:30 in the Executive Room. As Ronnie stated, I will also
> schedule other demos on an ad hoc basis; just email or catch me in Tulsa to
> schedule something if you’re interested.
> - John
> John Shirley, Professor of Music
> Uinversity of Massachusetts Lowell
> > On Aug 5, 2017, at 4:22 PM, Ronnie Schreiber <autothreads at xxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> > Family comes first and my youngest niece is getting married that week so
> unfortunately I will not be able to attend the SPAH convention in Tulsa to
> display the Harmonicaster electric harmonica.
> >
> > Prof. John Shirley of the University of Massachusetts, however, will be
> giving a seminar on new harmonica technology that will include the
> Harmonicaster along with the TurboHarp ELX and the new DM48 midi device.
> Professor Shirley has also graciously offered to demonstrate the
> Harmonicaster to anyone attending the convention who might be interested.
> He'll also have a spare Harmonicaster available for those who want to try
> it out, with a variety of color coded Key Cassettes. I want to point out
> that Prof. Shirley is not being compensated in any way for doing so, not
> even a free Harmonicaster. As a matter of fact, he hasn't played it yet
> since I just shipped out the production spec demo unit he'll use. I don't
> know if he'll like it or if he'll hate it, but if he likes it, you can be
> sure that it's an impartial judgment, not a paid endorsement.
> >
> > As for getting one of your own Harmonicasters, production of the first
> 50 Harmonicasters has started with Serial Number 001 made as a special
> edition in red, white, and blue. The first production Harmonicaster will be
> auctioned off on eBay with proceeds in excess of MSRP going to three music
> related charities, the Music Link Foundation, Charity Music, and Guitars
> For Vets.
> >
> > The rest of the first fifty will be available at our IndieGoGo campaign
> page. A lot of people that know a lot more than I do think the
> Harmonicaster will be a big thing and quite possibly spread interest in
> harmonicas beyond the current musical genres where it is popular. You can't
> go back in time to buy one of his first electric guitars from Leo Fender,
> but you can own one of the first practical electric harmonicas.
> >
> > Serial #s 2-15 are being made in the standard colors of black and silver
> and one in each of our 12 custom colors.
> >
> > Once our IndieGoGo campaign wraps up, we'll be selling the Harmonicaster
> at Harmonicaster.com ( http://www.harmonicaster.com ). The site is up and
> you can get a lot of info about the Harmonicaster and watch videos there
> now, but our eShop won't be live until the IndieGoGo campaign ends.
> >
> > That campaign, as well as the charity auction of #001, will launch
> August 15, 2017, simultaneously with the SPAH convention in Tulsa.
> >
> > The Harmonicaster is "Made in The Motor City", assembled from U.S. and
> imported parts in the Detroit area.
> >
> > Ronnie Schreiber
> > The Electric Harmonica Co.
> >

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