I have not been playing long (so bear this in mind when reading my review). I mainly like to play blues. I wanted a D key harp and also wanted to experiment with different brands. I read a few good reviews and wow! This is a beauty. I found it a bit hard to bend at first and still I find it a substantial harp, solid, but the sound is sweet. The Hohners are great harps for the blues, easy to bend and have that raw edge but this is definately a polished article and possibly more rounded. You can play folk tunes sweetly and then play blues and it seems fine with both. I would say it is quite a clean sound compared to hohners (I have Blues Harps and Special 20's). I have to say, I love the Hohners but that is not to say that this is not a great harp. So give it a go, you won't be disappointed.