The Hering Baritono is a Tenor C harmonica. It's perfect for beginners, since it offers a nice tone for the price. However, unlike many other harmonicas, it is not available in other keys. However, it's a great starting harp for a novice player, since new players generally start out in the key of C. The tone is consistent, but it isn't as rich as the tone of other harmonicas, such as the Hering 6164. The mouthpiece can also seem a little rough as compared to higher-end harps. The chrome plated cover, plates, slide assembly, and mouthpiece make this beginner's harp look professional, while also giving it some durability.