I just got the hohner 36. Man, it as a great sound… But as I am used to play the small 26 I´m having a hard time playing this melodica, it is big and heavy, so now i am practicing it every day to see if I get used to it. For me the major problem is that I cannot see the keys very well… But with time I guess I will master it. Anyway I love the sound of it, great quality, better then the 26, although the 26 also sounds great…This melodicas with brass reeds are great. I also noticed that it as a slow response on the lower keys, but on the other keys this is the fastest melodica that I have played.