[Harp-L] Jon Edwards Harmonica Models & Keys ?

Burke Trieschmann burket@xxxxx
Wed Oct 17 17:17:00 EDT 2018

 Hi Thomas:

Great you got to hear Jonathan Edwards last night!  He's always been one of my favorite rack harp players and several bands I've been in have covered his tunes.
I have had the good fortune the last couple years connect with him and take in many of his legacy harmonicas, many of which I replaced reeds, refurbished, optimized, retuned and sent back to him.

Mostly Special 20's, a few Golden Melodies, some Promasters, and the odd octave harp.  Since most of these were old dogs, I have made him several brand new fully customized tribute harps.
He probably plays the C harp the most, "Shanty" harps I think he called them.

I know he's been playing a unique "Tribute Edition" SP 20 custom in C with flash Marine Band classic open back cover plates I recently built for him on his more recent tours. 

These were fun to make and I'll probably be making a few more for him as needed.  I'll have to ask him, but I think he mostly puckers.   His new CD is great.  "Tomorrow's Child"

The song Rockin' Chair is in the key of G and I believe he is using a C harp.
Feel free to contact me off list for some pics of the customs I built if you are interested.  Hoping you got to hear one of them and it sounded "awesome".



Burke Trieschmann- Audio Producer/ Harp Tech
Open Door Productions/ Open Door Harmonicas


Message: 2
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2018 09:37:09 -0400
From: Thomas Kelly <tdxk33 at xxxxx>
To: harp-l at xxxxx
Subject: [Harp-L] Jon Edwards Harmonica Models & Keys ?
Message-ID: <5D7C9D2B-C2CF-4374-96E2-5B3885CC9839 at xxxxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8


Just saw Jon Edwards last night and I?ve been messing around with the harmonica for a couple of years. 
Two questions- I saw him changing harps often but it sounded to be mostly in the same key? I was wondering was he just using different models or was it something else I was missing?
Also, does he tongue block all the changes or is it mostly lip pursing?
Last question is Rocking Chair harmonica also in the key of C?


More information about the Harp-L mailing list