It won’t leave any long lasting impression. It has its flaws that comes with such an affordable instrument.
Tuners feel very cheap and are very imprecise while tuning but after that they stay in tune fine.
The pot which is made out of some very cheap wood wrapped in rather plasticky looking veneer but it’s OK to look at, it’s darker and actually nicer than photos here would let you know.
The biggest flaw is that the pot wood is so soft that hooks holding screws just keep sinking deep into the wood making it impossible to keep the head tuned tight. I had to buy metal washers from hardware store and install them under all those tiny screws heads inside the pot which, luckily, solved the issue for me.
With installing washers, armrest and putting on a heavier set of strings I’m actually having a lot of fun learning the banjo.
Would I buy it again if it got stolen? No, I’d go for something more expansive made out of a solid wood. But I’m glad I have it. For such a low price it’s a fun first banjo for learning basics of playing, setup and maintenance.
If you’re not sure whether you’ll stick with a banjo and just want something budget friendly to try it out, this is what you’re looking for.