I'm a beginner, but I got to say I can tell the difference between cheap plasticky harmonicas and good quality ones. This Hohner Big River Harp is of the latter kind. It's easy to get good, clean notes and I look forward to learning to play through this harmonica. It comes in a sturdy plastic case, which is good. The construction seems to hold up well.
This harmonica is an easy beginner's instrument, but also a superb platform from which to evolve. The quality is unmistakeable and the sound, at least from an amateur's point of view, is great. The only downside is the cheesy and somewhat plasticky container/box included in the package.
I suppose it's no surprise, but this is as good as it gets for the money spent. And it's pretty darn awesome.
I've had a number of cheap harps that go flat, out of tune quickly and are simply hard to play (require way more pressure when blowing the reeds), but Hohner has been in the game for a long time and knows what the player wants. It has a beautiful, clear sound and it won't leave you disappointed.
It's easy to dissemble and clean, comes with a tight fit case (unlike some)
Had it for about 4 years now, I've used it live, in rehearsal, on the beach, and it's still as good as when I purchased it. One of my best friends, highly recommended!
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