THESE ARE OUT OF DATE! I haven't kept up over the years. Some may be the same (e.g. I think Joe Filisko's is still right), others not. Sorry.
Here are the top custom diatonic harmonica craftsmen. Their harps are expensive,
but worth it! Joe and Richard make harps for many of the top pros,
and have brought the overblow technique into more and more widespread use.
Here are the top repair persons for chromatic harmonicas:
For custom tunings, set-up, and repair, contact
Pat Missin (Pat can do just about anything
for the harp, diatonic or chromatic, and does it superbly.)
Steve Pruitt (Has worked and studied with Joe
Filisko and Richard Sleigh)
P.O. Box 280
Topeka, IN 46571-0280
John Infande (Contact for Hering warranty work)
(Considered by many to be The Best.)
8506-E SW 93rd St.
Ocala FL. 34481
Bill Romel (Does it all, repair, customizing,
building, plating, covers, combs, diatonic or chromatic. Superb.)
Custom Craft Harmonicas, Ltd.
8524 Summer Vista Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89128
Dick Gardner (Also considered by many to be
For titanium combs for Hohner MS harps, contact:
For exotic hardwood covers for your Lee Oskar or Hohner MS diatonic, contact:
Hardwood Harps LLC
100 B Easy Street, Suite B
Buellton, Ca 93427
Phone: (805) 686-2822
For top-of-the-line silver plated stainless steel 12-hole chromatics called
The Renaissance contact:
For a wide variety of custom chromatics including the CX-12 and
several variants, as well as diatonics, particularly with special tunings,
contact world-renowned player and builder:
For custom diatonics:
Phone: + 61 (0) 2 44737392
553 Punkalla Road Central Tilba. 2546 N.S.W., Australia
For custom modifications and enhancements to the Hohner CX-12, contact:
For harmonic mics:
Tom Ellis (Tom has tons of great vintage mic's. Highly
Dallas, TX 75214
Tim Norris (Repairs, mods, custom mics. Does work
for Tom Ellis.)
5481 Briarwood Drive
Aurora, IN 47001
Ruskin Harmonica Mics (Smaller and lighter than bullet-style
mics, stylish chrome housing.)
513 7th St.
New Brighton, PA 15066
Mr. Downchild (Vintage Mics, Mic Repairs and Modifications
216-932-6243. Call for brochure.
Dennis Gruenling (custom vintage mics)
Rod Piazza Custom Mics and the "Harp King"
P.O. Box 21004
Riverside, CA 92516-1004
Easy Reeding ( Hohner's Newsletter )
$10.00 for Lifetime Subscription
P.O. Box 15035
Richmond, VA 23227-0435
American Harmonica Newsmagazine
104 Highland Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49015-3272
12 Issues(Bulk Rate U.S. Postage)--- $24.00
12 Issues(First Class U.S. Postage)--- $30.00
Back Issues: $1.00 Each
HIP - Harmonica Information Press
203 14th Avenue
San Francisco CA 94118-1007
5 issues, each more like a specialized instruction book than a magazine
Hohner Harmonica Repair
Customer Service Department Hohner, Inc.
10223 Sycamore Drive
Ashland, VA 23005