Built to Order Custom Big River Harp with an Anodized Aluminum Comb
Custom Big River Harp
with an Anodized Aluminum Comb
This listing is for a Built-to-Order Custom Big River which will be assembled with your choice of Anodized Aluminum Combs. The Big River is available in 12 Major Keys and at present, we have 2 different colors of Anodized Aluminum Combs available - Black and Clear. We use 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum. Each comb is indivdually CNC Milled from a solid block of aluminum. The combs are then deburred and smoothed with ceramic polishing cones before being anodized. We use Type II Anodization. Type II Anodization creates a layer of Aluminum Oxide that is both on the surface of and also penetrates the surface of the metal. Aluminum Oxide is harder and stronger that the aluminum itself and is totally non-reactive. Choose the Key(s) desired and your Custom Comb choice(s). The Default Temperament is the Hohner MS-Series Compromise Temperament We also provide several other options for you do choose from.
The Standard Set-up for our harmonicas is a "Blues Set-up". These harmonicas are designed for playing Traditional Blues, Rock, Country, Gospel and Folk music. They feature the following upgrades:
- Installation of a Custom Blue Moon Comb
- Draw Plate flat Sanded
- Additional Reed Plate Screws Installed
- Full -Slot Embossing
- Reeds Profiled and Gaps adjusted for optimum response
- Tuned to MS-Series Temperament @ A=442Hz (alternate tunings available upon request)
Our Standard Blues Set-up is the harmonica of choice for most players. These harps are airtight, responsive, in tune, very comfortable in your hands and on your lips and tongue. Although we don't promote them as "Overblow Harps", it very easy to Overblow the 4, 5 and 6 on these harps (assuming you know how to overblow). If you want a custom harp that can be played chromatically by use of Overblows and Overdraws, this option is available for an additional charge.
Please be aware that we have an unlimited supply of Big River Harps. We do not have an unlimted supply of custom combs. If your first choice of Key and Comb Color is Sold out or Unavailable, it does not mean that we are out of that KEY. It means we are out of that COLOR. Choose another color comb and you can still purchase that KEY.
Build Times and Expected Delivery Dates
These are Built-to-Order Custom Harmonicas. They are NOT Ready-to-Go. You design it – we build it. The Big River Harp is available in 12 different keys. Blue Moon offers 26 different custom combs for the Big River Harp. Just looking at those two variables – 12 keys times 26 different combs – there are 312 different possible combinations. Factor in the additional options of two different Setups, 5 different Temperaments and 6 Specialty Tuning Options and there are 18,720 different possible combinations. We have a large supply of Big River Harps in stock. If we run out, Hohner has a warehouse full of them and we can get them quickly. We have over 300 custom MS-Series Combs in stock. We can’t make them as quickly as we can get more harmonicas from Hohner, but rest assured, if we run low, we will make more and keep our inventory up to date. All the harps are prepped as far as we can take them prior to knowing exactly what you want. So, we are geared up for this project and are committed to getting your harps out to you ASAP. Still, give us a month or so to be on the safe side. Thank you in advance for your patience.
100 % SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
Blue Moon Harmonicas LLC stands behind everything we offer with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If, for ANY REASON, you are not completely satisfied, please speak up. We will do everything in our power to make things right. That might include making adjustments to your custom harmonica, exchanging the product for something else or refunding your money. That is your call. We just want you to be happy. So, please do not hesitate to communicate with us.
ONE YEAR COMPREHENSIVE WARRANTY
Every Custom Harmonica comes with a Top to Bottom One Year Warranty. If ANYTHING goes wrong with your harp in the first year, we will fix it at NO CHARGE. This includes blown out reeds or anything else that can go wrong with a harp. After one year, we will service your harp for a flat rate of $25.00. That would include cleaning, tuning, replacing any blown-out reeds and in general, making the harp look and play like the day you got it.
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