I play blues harp and in the style of Neil Young / Dylan. I've played just about every harp on the market and these are the hands-down winners every time for me. I use them regularly for live performances, recordings and just jamming anywhere. The top and bottom covers are a light but sturdy, pressed, chromed alloy, the blow and draw reeds are brass and the comb core is a hard plastic. All the components are precision manufactured with no sharp burrs and can be disassembled in order to clean them when required. It's solidly constructed and can withstand a lot of punishment. I've had dozens of these harps and I've never found one that wasn't perfectly in tune or had a loose or rattling reed. They're easy to play, have a great tonality and any note up the scale can be bent perfectly for that crying, expressive blues harp sound. I regularly give them as gifts to friends and colleagues who get a huge kick out of finding they too can blow one (with a little guidance). I once had a room of 8 people from my motorcycle club - none of whom could play an instrument before - all rocking a blues jam after 15 minutes' training. One of those guys now plays regularly in a gigging band, I'm delighted and proud to say. Because I'm forever giving them away, I'm also delighted that they cost just coins. I honestly can't think of a better instrument for the money anywhere and I take one just about everywhere I go. My advice would be don't buy one, buy several.
Just learning so this was an ideal first harmonica. I don't know what to expect in terms of sound, playability and quality because I can't compare it to other harmonicas. But this was super cheap and it plays just fine. I'm enjoying learning the blues on this HB harp!