The marine band is often said to be the most popular harmonica in the world, and it's easy to see why. The sound is amazing, bending notes is stupidly easy, and the size appears perfect for most hands. All that said, it's probably not the best harmonica for a beginner. The holes are slightly smaller than other harps, and it also takes a bit more breath. The box it comes in is also larger than the instrument meaning it'll rattle about unless you stick something else in the container.