Tone is good. Tongue technique is easy. It's made of plastic, has some parts that are easy to break; slide button tolerance could be better to prevent clicking noise (be prepared to shim it yourself). Hohner (May 13, 2008) told me they'll work on the problem. Better to use Hohner metal 260, 270 or plastic 2012. Bottom line: I would not recommend this chromatic to ANYONE.