I have to say up front that I am not a Harp player and not a professional. That said I have a very good ear for tone and a good feel for value. I have owned and still own, other Harmonicas in several keys including some upper crust Lee Oscar harps. These are arguably Harps of great tone and are very playable including being very user friendly when it comes to bending notes. The Honer Marine Band Crossover is the easiest to play including bends, and I would say the best tone available to me of all the Harmonicas I have. I can sound very good playing this harp even with the mistakes I make, simply because of the great tone and the price is not prohibitive. Buy it and you will thank me for this review. That is all I have to say. Enjoy!