Great American Guitar Show
at Fort Washington PA


The biggest show around here is the Philly guitar show. It's 2-1/2 hours there and back, but I manage to go each year and find somehting. I picked up a box of Turner u9s and 999 mics there. I found an old Shure with a nice 1940's Controlled Reluctance element for only $20 and a Gisbon Les Pau Jr. (without the chassis) for $40.

I saw lot of nice Premiers and old tweeds. Here are some pics. This year I got the email address of the sellers in case you want to see if you can negotiate a good price.

The compression was way up when I made the jpg files, by mistake. If you need a better picture, email me and I'll send you the uncompressed original.

A nice 76. They wanted $300. I've seen them cheaper on eBay. They wanted my best offer, but by the time I saw it I had only $40 left. KBJ Music - Bob and Kriis at 1-631-698-6346.

This was a neat 110 in good condition and a newer model 90.
Lou Mercuri Music in Burlington, NJ 1-609-386-2740

This B-160 bass had the cover all stripped off, but electronically was in great shape. They started at $275 and everytime I passed by the price got lower. Chris's Guitars 1-518-432-4168 in Albany, NY.

This 120 looked good. They wanted $300 for it, but I would guess its worth around $220. Check with Steve Carlisle at Blue Note Music in Salem Va. 1-540-389-6666

I saw this stereo Gibson being sold by a walk-in. You can sometimes get a good deal this way. He wanted $1000 for it, but I would guess that the eBay price is nearer $850. He's Paul Waters. 1-215-836-5448

Here's a bevy of old fenders. The 1959 bassman in almost mint condition was priced at $7500. The price is always way ahead of the size of my pocketbook.



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I began collecting data about the microphones used by blue harp players before there was an internet. I began organizing it into in the late 1990s. I accumulated more stuff than I remember. This is some of it.

Street Theory

A Harp Player’s Guide to Music Theory

Learning Harp

Picking Up Blues Harp

A guide to learning to play Blues Harp

Microphone Information

Usenet Articles

Harp Amps

I've been collecting Harp Amps for a while. This is the old website. There is lots of information here. Here a coupld of links.

Harp Tab

A collection of songs and riffs that I’ve worked out over the years, plus some libraries of stuff I’ve converted to tablature. I’ve included most of the notes and instructions that helped me when I was learning to play blues harmonica.

Basic Riffs Simple harp tabs for songs Blues riffs and phrases.

Harp-L Archives 1992 to 2002


Harp Frequently Asked Questions