If you really play a tambourine, this one is for you. Very high build quality, quality mixed jingles, and a very comfortable handle. It's shape also allows it to fit in my stick bag, I'm very pleased with everything about it. It is a tad heavier than some, the only negative. The sound is great but I think it's best feature is the foam handle. "Lesser versions" may have a plastic or rubber handle, but there's likely a seam running along it, which is uncomfortable and generally leaves a mark. None of that with this winner!