Making a guitar sound like a harmonica? in Electric Guitars Posted April 23, 2013 Darrell Mansfield plays harmonica, and he has several solos where he makes the harmonica sound like a guitar. On "Blues With a Feeling", Eric Turner (guitarist from the Resurrection Band, I think) gets a sound that is very harmonica like. There is one part I had to listen to a dozen times to figure out if it was guitar or harmonica. So, yeah: overdriven neck pickup, extremely strong attack (to simulate the tongue attack of the harmonica) and make sure you study the notes. I also thought that Pete Townsend got a very harmonica style sound on some of his stuff back in the late 80s. Traded licks with a harmonica guy where they sounded very similar. But that was a decade before I started playing guitar, so maybe my ear wasn't discriminating enough.