I must say I'm disappointed. The horn is an odd shape - straight and then curved just at the end. It had a crack in it, which doesn't affect the sound, I don't think, but just made it feel cheaper. The polish was nice, the mouth opening wasn't round but oval, which may be normal. The problem was that this just was so quiet. I figured out how to play it okay, but it sounds pretty bad. Everyone says it sounds like a dying animal moaning. It would be okay if it sounded like a dying animal shouting, but it is way too quiet. It seems that the longer it is the louder, so maybe this is just a size limitation, but I was pretty disappointed. I'd spend a little more and get a better bigger one if I did it again.
My family went in on this for my Dads birthday, and we were so pleased! Dad has wanted a shofar for years and was extremely happy to receive this. He blew it right away and it sound amazing, Very Loud! But it sounds amazing! Plus it is gorgeous! Just a great purchase all around!
Love the shofar, love my shofar. It has such a wonderful sound when I am able to attain it. (No fault of the merchandise :) ) Truly we are blessed to truly hear the shofar! Can not wait to hear Jesus's shofar!!! Oh yea it is also kosher :)
We purchased the shofar / rams horn because we are leading a bible study at our evangelical church on the Feasts of the LORD. The feast of trumpets will be fulfilled with the blowing of the horn at the rapture of the church.