Save Password. There seems to be a consensus among BHO members that Chinese banjos are not desirable. Some folks subscribe to the "Buy American" philosophy and I respect that. Most, though, seem to suggest that Chinese banjos are of poor quality So, my question If Chinese banjos are of poor quality, why are RK banjos, made in China, considered desirable?
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There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Banjos are musical instruments that consist of a membrane stretched over a cavity that functions as a resonator and a head where the strings are attached. These instruments originated in Africa and were brought to Europe and the Americas where the design was slightly modified to include a deeper cavity and longer head. They are plucked like a guitar and can be played alone or with a group of other instruments, particularly fiddles. The 4-string banjo is typically used to make Irish traditional music or early traditional jazz tunes, with a guitar style of pick.
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