The CX-12 is a more recent chromatic model for Hohner, but it is quickly becoming popular for it’s smooth ballad-like sound, easy action, good volume, and ease of dis-assembly for cleaning and repair. Key of “C” (only), 12 holes, 3 complete octaves, hole 1 is “middle C”.
“Great for beginners. It’s louder without losing any dynamic range. The CX-12 is easier to bend notes on, and facilitates some extended techniques with less trouble then other harps I’ve tried. The ease of taking the CX-12 apart is a huge plus for me.”- Bill Barrett