If you're looking for a high-end custom harmonica, Joel Andersson's are among the very best in the world, elegantly crafted Hohner instruments optimized for a variety of different styles from blues to overblow. His workmanship is exquisite and the attention to detail most impressive. These instruments play great and look great!"
I know from personal experience that Joel's custom work is top class, as I've played his harps and got him to do embossing and reed work on the early X-reed harps. He's smart, articulate, knowledgeable, and everything he does is meticulous and well finished. To my mind Joel is the best of the new generation harmonica customisers, so advanced at such a young age.
I'm delighted with Joel Andersson's harmonicas. They have a great sound, response as well as a beautiful and careful design. They allow me to express both the strength of a blues and the delicate melody of a ballad. A perfect balance where both bends and overblows respond sweetly while playing. I have many harmonicas, but Joel's are the jewels in the crown. Hear him in full swing on a J.A. Harmonica below
Joel Anderssons diatonic and chromatic harmonicas are impressive. After years of searching for my instruments, I found them. I couldn’t believe that harmonicas can be improved that much. But oh yes, they can! Joel Andersson customized harmonicas are a whole different level of instruments. Loud, great response and tone quality.
If you’re looking for professional custom work - here you’ve found it! I give them my full recommendation.
I can honestly say I've never played a harmonica more powerful nor seen one constructed with better precision and cleanliness as found in Joel's work. Highly recommended!"
Do you like music and especially harmonicas? Then you have to try Joel Andersson's amazing instruments. Joel's knowledge and curiosity of the instrument's mechanical function is something special. I agree with Brendan Power - Joel is the best of the new generation harmonica customizers!
I got to know Joel when he was 15 years old. Since then we have spent countless of hours talking about the secrets of customizing. Ten years later, Joel has reached the master level. Incredibly talented, skilled, creative, and mechanical. He has progressed to become a masterful harmonica builder and developer. My superlatives is not enough of how impressed I am by Joel Andersson’s work and sense of detail. Everything from comb manufacturing to tuning and reed work. In my opinion, he's one of the best, if not THE best customizer in the whole world.
I always thought that you had to make a choice: either a harp well set up for overblows or a harp you can play blues on, with the heavy tongueslap techniques that come with that genre. Until I played a J.A. Custom Harmonica. Joel's harps give me the best of two worlds. I no longer have the need to bring two different setups to the studio and my gigs. I love 'em!