[Harp-L] Harmonicaster update w/ video
Sat May 6 07:33:54 EDT 2017
Fellow harmonica enthusiasts,
My goal is to have the production-ready Harmonicaster finalized in time
to display it at the summer NAMM show in Nashville in July and then the
SPAH convention in August. The current iteration is very close, but I
wanted it to be the best I could make it so it's back to the designer
for (hopefully) one last round of revisions. The changes are relatively
minor, moving a few elements just a millimeter or so, but they have a
significant impact on performance. Much as I'm getting close to crunch
time, it's important to make the best product possible.
Pickup specifications have been finalized. Prototype pickups will be
custom wound this upcoming week and I should be able to test them and
approve them or not in a week or so.
I'll be doing an initial production run of 50 Harmonicasters and
they'll initially be offered as perks for an IndieGoGo effort. You can't
go back in time and buy one of the first Telecasters but you can get one
of the first Harmonicasters.
Prof. John Shirley is planning on giving a seminar at the SPAH get
together on new Harmonica technologies, including the Harmonicaster. I
recorded a video of the instrument and sound sound samples for him.
Please check it out here and let me know what you think. Understand
that I'm using pickups that are not yet voiced for a harmonica. The
production version should have a brighter tone.
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