The J.A. Custom Marine Band Top of the line Harmonica has incredible response and tone. It features the most extensive and advanced reed work possible. Every reed responds to the same small air pressure and the tuning lasts much longer than on a stock harmonica. Players will be able to bend overbends up in pitch, regular bends responds to the smallest airpressure possible. Yet still it has an enourmous volume and players will be able to hit it hard without it choking! The cover plates have been meticulously reshaped to improve performance and player comfort. The comb is laser engraved with logo, key and the customers initials. For people who are looking for a more mellow sound or who plays a lot with a bullet microphone we highly recommend that you go for the closed Rocket AMP covers. The closed covers directs all the sound straight into the microphone, making the harmonica louder when playing amplified.