This is my first Blues Deville Harmonica. Right out of the box it sounded great!!! Good sound. Its a B flat so it has a nice brass sound. I like the black Teflon type cover too. The only thing that is different is that there are no numbers stamped on the plate covers. But that is fine. The harmonica feels good when I play it. And it feels pretty tight to. Since I have started off and on in 1982, harmonicas have got to be pricey. I started a while back with some Fender Blues Deluxe harps and they are fine. This series works great. I will get a few more keys. Thanks to Vito at Sam Ash!!!