Friday, September 21, 2007

The marvellous, mechanical mouth organ

We always thought that harmonicas were pretty much standard kit, coming in two sorts: one that came free with The Dandy or in crackers, and didn't work; the other, shop bought, which did.

Apparently, though, there's much more to it than that. Why, now you can even buy a mouth organ that has been made to the exacting standards required by Steven Tyler:

"It was a great pleasure to work with an artist of Steven Tyler's caliber on this project. His enthusiasm and creativity helped us bring this unique instrument to market," said Scott Emmerman, Hohner's Director of Marketing and Sales. "We expect strong demand for this product from serious players as well as from Steven's loyal fans."

I suppose if it can take Tyler's mouth, at least you know it's going to be resilient.