Harmonica History

Here are two articles written by Ben Marks. The first one was written for an online magazine “Crafrsmanship”.  It focuses on how harmonica players, customizers andmanufacturers have clashed and cooperated over the last 50 years to bring up the overall level of quality in the instrument. It is a fairly long article with links to videos and other resources, so you may want to bookmark it…


 Ben wrote another article that tells the same basic story in a different way in 2013- “How a Gang of Harmonica Geeks Saved the Soul of the Blues Harp”. This article appeared in the online Magazine “Collectors Weekly”: