I originally bought 6 seydel sohne session steel harps and the ld was a bit of an experiment, up to getting these harps my favourites have been my hohner marine band crossovers. Since getting these nothing else comes close. And the ld is now my favourite of the lot. Fantastic response, with deep full resonance, quick and easy to bend and overblown, I use it for solo pieces and the lower notes are amazing you can literally feel the music through the deep vibrations of the reeds as you play. Absolutely stunning. I was at first a little unsure on how long this particular harp would last as I had heard it can be problematic in this key, I have had no problems as yet and mine gets an hammering. Though what I class as an hammering will differ from other people's. I don't play professionally but I do play most days. Would I recommend this? YES.