Please buy me this MIDI harmonica

Get. Out. This is a Lekholm Instruments DM48 Digital Chromatic Harmonica, a MIDI harmonica that plays just like a read reeded instrument but that can sound like anything.

I mean just watch this:

Now for the bad news. This crazy instrument is quite difficult to master – the company recommends extensive experience with synths – and it costs “7500 SEK (~750 EUR) including Swedish VAT plus shipping (~25 EUR). Non-EU customers avoid VAT and pay 6000 SEK (~720 USD) plus shipping (~30 USD).” That’s right: almost a grand for a harmonica that can resurrect the ghost of Charlie Parker. You can check it out here.

On second thought maybe I’ll just stick with my Hohner Marine Band.

John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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