I'm pretty bad at in depth reviews, but I'll try my best here because I think this ocarina deserves it. The ocarinas I own are; Songbird(Stein) Allegro, Stein ACB, and a STL Aria so I'll be comparing it to these in the review. The Asian ocarinas have a sort of a wisp to it on all notes, which is the opposite for the C3, this thing has the purest tone I've heard even on the high notes. I'm pretty sure it doesn't even need an acute bend, playing the 3 highest notes with the ocarina parallel to the ground and they come out clear as day. Breath requirement is a little more than my other Ocs. Craftsmanship is impeccable on the C3, I'm pretty sure it was made for my hands as my left pinky falls perfectly into place very comfortably. It does have a little more heft to it then my other Ocs, probably has to with it having thicker walls. I recommend this as a first oc or even as a second, third, or 12th! Shipping to the USA did make it a bit pricey but I think it's worth it. ?