Hoff the Harmonica Case Man
It was near the end of the craft show. Working his way around the room was a
guy who appeared to me to be selling something. He was stopping by some of
the craft booths and was showing them items from the large hand bag he
carried. I was certainly curious and when he finally got to me he began to
show me various carrying cases, for harmonicas of all things.
His name is Bob Hoffman, aka Hoff the Harmonica Man. He asked me if I could
modify some of my small Shaker Boxes to snugly hold a small bluesband
harmonica. Sure I said. Why not. Hoff then handed me a page of guidelines and
instructions for the case. I was amused at first, then I felt honored to
have been selected to add to Hoff’s huge and growing harmonica case
collection. You see Hoff goes around to various craft shows and commissions
artists and craftspeople to design necklaces that he can wear to hold his
An American original idea, and person!
Hoff has a collection of hundreds of these cases. Each is a unique creation from
a different artist or craftsman. As far as I know, these may be the only Shaker
Box Harmonica Necklaces in the world! You can view a great interview with
Hoff on Vermont television here:
Shaker boxes can be used to hold any thing you can think of. They make
unique gifts that will become “instant” heirlooms. So, think outside the box!
You can view and purcahse my wide selection of Shaker boxes
here:http://shakergiftboxes.com…That’s a wrap! Take Care. Doug..
Old Dominion Shaker Boxes