Johnny Rooster Custom Harp Mics

I received this e-mail with some cool pictures. I love these mics and I am putting one on my Christmas List in advance so my wife has no excuse.


First off I would like to tell you how much I appreciate and enjoy your JT30 web site I visit it on regular basis and have absorbed all kinds of very useful and entertaining information from it. It is an truly an awesome site for us harmonica players.

My name is John Kunzwiler and I am from Pittsburgh Pa. For the past year and a half I have been building and custom painting harp mics under the name Johnny Rooster Custom Harp Mics. Johnny Rooster is my stage name.

I started out selling them on Ebay but most recently have been selling more by word of mouth and satellite order inquiries for the ones that were listed on Ebay. I have done mics for people from , Calf, Fla, Mich, Las Vegas Nevada,Syracuse,New York and the greater Pittsburgh area with very positive reviews.

I am enclosing some pictures of some of the mics I have completed with hopes you could possibly take a look and offer your opinion of my work. I usually paint new JT-30s and Green Bullets and then sell them. But also paint mics that people currently own and just want a trick paint job on them.

Paint jobs alone are $75. New JT-30s with a paint job are $155.00 and new green bullets with a paint job are $175.00.

As you can see from the pictures two versions are available. The Stars and Stripes and Hot Rod Flames.

I can also do many different color combinations at request. Most have metallic with multi-clear coat that really make them shine under stage lights.

Thanks for taking the time to look at these pictures and I look forward to hopefully hearing back from you in the near future.

I can be contacted for orders at or by phone at 412-922-8438.


Thanks again and hope to hear from you soon.

Hope you enjoy the pics.


Johnny Rooster.


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