Of the harmonicas that we've tested that cost under $10.00, our own "Blue Steel" is the best! It's brass reed plates are recessed into the blue plastic comb providing a smooth(meaning comfortable and fast)feeling instrument. Great for folks just starting out - not yet sure if they want to try to become the next PT Gazell. Inexpensive enough to give away at Sunday schools, classrooms, family reunions, backyard get-togethers, and as corporate promotions, the Blue Steel is the best harmonica value we've found! Now we offer in a 12 Key Set of all the standard 12 keys with a free case.