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My little collection. My first ocarina was the Fairy, and I love it. It's great for a beginner. Thing is, I have teeny tiny little hands, and I've played it every day since I got it a few months ago. It hurts my fingers a bit to play for long periods of time, and covering the sub holes and the holes on the back at the same time is a little difficult. Since I've come to love playing it so much, my boyfriend decided to surprise me recently by ordering me the Hobbit and the LotR shield. They've arrived today and I couldn't be happier.The shield is very beautiful and I look forward to learning to play it better, but I've fallen madly in love with the Hobbit. Its absolutely beautiful, my picture doesn't do it much justice, and it's also slightly smaller than the Fairy - not by much, but the tiny bit makes all the difference and it's so much more comfortable to play.I'll likely be expanding my collection, but maybe not until next year - lots of money has been spent on ocarinas in the past three months