This award winning model is the latest addition to Hohner's line of chromatics. Unique in both styling and sound, the CX-12's molded, one-piece housing provides a warm, round tone, smooth mouthpiece, and a non-slip cover surface for better handling. A revolutionary design utilizes a back mounted spring plate which eliminates the need for mouthpiece and cover screws. The result is an optimal slide action and an improvement in compressing, producing quicker response, greater volume, and an exceptional ease in note bending. Finally, service and cleaning is a snap! The CX-12's four major parts can be disassembled and reassembled in seconds, without the use of tools, by following the simple instructions included in the carrying case.