This harmonica is now in production, effective 4/1/2015. It has been a long time coming, but it has been worth the wait.
The Maverick diatonic harmonica, is a brand new instrument developed, built, and released solely by Buckeye Music LLC, and only available at Harp Depot, Coast 2 Coast Music, Soul's Voice Harmonica, and Buckeye America. It's our very first sandwich style harmonica built off of a billet aluminum comb that has been anodized in a satin silver finish.
The reed plates are carried over from the Soul's Voice diatonic model, but with the screws relocated to the forward position as to minimize any obstruction to one of the harmonicas other features. As a result, the Maverick and the Soul's Voice are not modular and the parts are not interchangeable. The reed plate itself has also been nickel plated for added durability, and from this moment forward, all our Soul's Voice harmonicas will be receiving the same nickel plated treatment.
Phosphor bronze reeds have become the standard reed material for a lot of harmonicas these days, and we see no reason to argue that fact. Some of the best harmonicas in the world use phosphor bronze. We, like a couple other popular instrument manufacturers, you might know of, also prefer this over brass. We believe we have the best phosphor bronze being made, and believe us, there are many recipes for phosphor bronze.
The cover plate has been the reason for most of the delay in developing this this harmonica. It was a bit challenging. But, it's finally finished and ready to go. It features a vent on either side, and a wide open back.
With all the great attributes and individual characteristics from several fantastic harmonica models over the years, we've combined what we feel are some of the best of them together in an affordable package. This harmonica promises to have a very strong and loud voice.
Mavrick, just like the Soul's Voice, is backed by a one year warranty guaranteeing it free of defects and failure within that time period through normal and non-abusive play. We build and inspect each one before they leave our shop to ensure its quality.
Below are Maverick's Standard Features
-Phosphor Bronze Reeds
-Aluminum Comb (Anodized Satin Silver)
-Nickel Plated Brass Reed Plates
-Vented Stainless Steel Covers