It played very well right out of the box. Nice smooth slide action. Good solid feel and has very strong volume, comparable with my metal comb chromatics. It allows for good tone control and some bending. The only downside is its size, well it is a 16 hole chromatic, so no surprises there, but I have made a leather belt holster for it because it will not fit in a pocket. Overall I am absolutely delighted with it. Hohner have not disappointed me with this. Thomann had to order it in before they could ship it to me, but they always kept me well informed.
the sound is really good not a problem with the lowest and highest octave the case is not that good, it cracks easily the slide do make some noise but it is bearable its tone/colour is a little dark you don't need a lot of breath for the lower octave