Founder / President

A Man and His Instrument Dedicated to Excellence.

Lee Oskar © Jerry and Lois Photography

Lee Oskar Harmonicas Founder/President Lee Oskar is a world-renowned harmonica virtuoso, composer, producer, visual artist, musical explorer and harmonica manufacturer.

Internationally renowned for his unique role as a founding member and former lead harmonica player for the pioneer Funk/Jazz group, WAR, Lee’s stellar career as a globally touring musician uniquely equipped him to become a revolutionary harmonica maker. In the 70’s, Lee grew increasingly frustrated with the poor quality of harmonicas that were on the market at the time. So he went on a quest to find a superior quality manufacturer that could meet his needs and bring his design ideas to life. In the early ’80’s, he found the perfect partner in Tombo Manufacturing of Japan, a multi-generational harmonica manufacturer known for excellence since 1917.

Together, Lee Oskar and Tombo collaborated closely to perfect Lee Oskar Harmonicas, pairing Lee’s design ideas, creativity and musical knowledge with Tombo’s manufacturing expertise and commitment to superlative quality.

is a culminating showcase of Lee Oskar products and his life's work.