I am an absolute beginner, one day hoping to be able to play the blues. Having no experience in other harmonicas, I ended up buying the Special 20 after a fair bit of research. The harmonica feels like a product of good quality, robust construction and it is also stylish. Playing is easy. My non existent skills aside, the notes and chords come easy and the sound is beautiful.
I haven't been disappointed in the Special 20 as my first harmonica. The Little Lady harmonica that came with the deal is also a delight, huge sound for something so small!
Only con's come from the Special 20's plastic case, which could be nicer. I store the thing in a microfiber (or something) pouch meant for sunglasses.
Alltogether, I can recommend the Special 20.