My goal is to provide affordable custom Hohner harmonicas (and maintenance/repair services) to UK residents
(but international customers are more than welcome)
Harmonica services from Henry Slim:
If any of this interests you, send me an email or give me a call on +44 (0)797 5944 995.
Custom Harp price list:
~ Marine Band full custom harp: £80
~ Marine Band with simpler reed set up & no embossed slots: £55
~ Special 20 / Golden Melody: £60. custom comb: £80
(my custom comb provider has raised his prices so I have had to as well - my apologies. HS 15.12.14)
~ All my marine band harps come with a custom/hand-crafted comb made from 100% recycled paper + resin.
They are extremely flat, have beautifully lacquered tines with a caramel-brown coloured finish & will not warp or swell.
(I don't make them - they're imported!)
~ I have two corian Golden Melody combs left in stock, available for £5 extra.
Other special, "limited edition" combs (like the ones pictured below) might be available at certain times - watch this space.
For customer-provided harmonicas:
Fine-tuning fee: £12 (+£3 for Marine Band 1896)
Full reed work + fine-tuning: £30 (+£5 for Marine Band 1896)
Reed replacement: £8/reed
NB: I don't work on chromatics.
UK domestic: £4 (Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded)
rest of the world: £12 (Royal Mail Airsure/Small packets)
UK residents: direct bank transfer (no extra fee), or Paypal (5% surcharge)
everyone else: Paypal (5% surcharge)
Testimonials / Comments
"It is a lovely harp. Really responsive, all the sweetspot bends are right there.
Go and get Henry Slim to custom one of these for you. You will be very pleased." - Tom Cocks (TC & the Moneymakers)
"Hohner make a great Harmonica, Henry makes them special." - David P, UK
"...It's simply wonderful. I barely have to blow to get a tone, especially the high notes.
You are one helleva customizer. You surely know your stuff. I am so pleased.
This harp is sweet." - Steven B, Chicago USA
"That G you did for me plays better than [highly respected USA-based customiser]'s G I have with the exact same comb & tuning!" - Moses T, UK
Photos of my favourite one-of-a-kind builds from the past 3 years
Marine Band 1896 rebuilt with a Chris Reynolds fuchsia dymondwood comb for
TC & the Moneymakers frontman
Marine Band 1896 I rebuilt with Hetrick 'Cosmic Corian' comb for Phil Prowse of Harpin' On!
(unfortunately Hetrick combs are unavailable until further notice)
Marine Band 1896 with stunning Hetrick rosewood dymondwood comb