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Handmade, patented FlashHarp® is my tip of the hat to the historical fact that harmonicas arrived in America the same year President Abraham Lincoln* penned the Emancipation Proclamation. www.etsy.com/shop/BackyardBrand/About

To pick one up and play it is to find yourself in a hi-tech hobo campground where nobody judges you because, "Hey, it's a flash drive." It's liberating! I use custom-Illinois-made and imported parts and each includes video harmonica lessons I teach on my Big Honkin' Cartop FlashHarp (also built by my hand) right in my own backyard. Hence my Shop name, BackyardBrand.etsy.com. FlashHarp provides...
• GREAT SOUND
• 8GBs OF STORAGE
• 9 PLAY-ALONG SONG VIDEOS
• FREEDOM FROM JUDGMENT

Quitting never feels like failing with a FlashHarp because its memory remains useful…

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Handmade, patented FlashHarp® is my tip of the hat to the historical fact that harmonicas arrived in America the same year President Abraham Lincoln* penned the Emancipation Proclamation. www.etsy.com/shop/BackyardBrand/About

To pick one up and play it is to find yourself in a hi-tech hobo campground where nobody judges you because, "Hey, it's a flash drive." It's liberating! I use custom-Illinois-made and imported parts and each includes video harmonica lessons I teach on my Big Honkin' Cartop FlashHarp (also built by my hand) right in my own backyard. Hence my Shop name, BackyardBrand.etsy.com. FlashHarp provides...
• GREAT SOUND
• 8GBs OF STORAGE
• 9 PLAY-ALONG SONG VIDEOS
• FREEDOM FROM JUDGMENT

Quitting never feels like failing with a FlashHarp because its memory remains useful (unlike unmemorable harmonicas that go all dark and silent, may the rest in peace, deep in the back of drawers).

So you're more inclined to pick up where you left off, later.

Each FlashHarp is handmade by me in a National Historic Landmark Village that rubs shoulders with the harmonica's main out-routes to the Deep South and the Old West. Situated along Chicago's well-worn rail lines and the Des Plaines River, Riverside directly abuts U.S. Highway 66 and is just a stone's throw from U.S. Highway 41 (a.k.a., Lake Shore Drive where it runs through Chicago's near South Side). America's first planned suburb, this special place was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (designer of New York's Central Park).

I pack and ship all goods myself. Hence my 100%-positive feedback. www.etsy.com/your/shops/BackyardBrand/reviews

Buy a FlashHarp today and play on! www.etsy.com/listing/37438292


The harmonica-totin' "Poet President" was not only the first true blues "headliner" www.etsy.com/shop/BackyardBrand/About but also our only patent-holding president. Lincoln patented an inflatable structure (never built) for elevating and, thereby, setting free gone-aground river barges. abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/education/patent.htm (Honestly, who couldn't use more room to store cool stuff like that?) Lincoln's handmade prototype is permanently housed at the Smithsonian. Any notes and drawings of his invention would have been kept in his stovepipe hat, which was stylish, state-of-the-art portable data storage back then. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/abraham-lincolns-top-hat-the-inside-story-3764960 What does stylish and portable high-tech data storage look like now? www.etsy.com/listing/37438292/hats-off-to-lincoln

View a first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation: 1.usa.gov/1vR2zDQ

Get a taste of life in Riverside: vimeo.com/75615729

Blow your dough on the only flash drive you can blow "Oh, Susannah" on. You'll get the same happiness Lincoln got from playing purely for fun! http://www.etsy.com/listing/37438292



A parched throat one hot day led to me to invent FlashHarp: www.etsy.com/shop/BackyardBrand/About

Here's the year harmonicas arrived en masse in the U.S.: bit.ly/1EFYSot

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