Very disappointing instrument. Poor reed action, no big sound, and quite small. It is for chromatic beginners.
More Difficult than Expected
So I taught myself blues harmonica on Hohner diatonic over the winter. I got pretty good pretty fast. William Clarke has always been a big influence and I\'m still trying to get his tone thru various amps and mics. I thought I could further improve my tone with a chromatic which William Clarke plays. Well its way more difficult to get riffs out of a chromatic than I expected. I\'ll continue to try it but I won\'t be surprised if I give up on the chromatic. As far as the product itself - its solid construction and impeccable quality which Hohner always delivers.
You get what you pay for
This is the only non-plastic Hohner Harmonica that comes with a half-moon mouth piece - something I have a strong preference for. It also has a short throw, straight tuned slider. The price seemed reasonable for the brand, even considering the ABS comb. So what's not to like about it? Well, it is quite difficult to play and extremely sensitive towards the lower notes, the blow and draw strength has extremely low margin of error, and even marginally questionable if it is tuned right or mine was simply a bad copy.