They're a lot of fun, but you have to be a bit careful when you buy one. There are some real junkers out there that, as a store owner, I had to weed through until I found one that was good. The Savannah from the same folks as Recording King and Loar is the pretty decent one I finally settled on. Any of them will need a little set-up to really sound good, mainly the head tuned and the bridge set. There's a few tunes my band does that we want that banjo twang on, but the chords are a pain on an actual banjo. Out comes the six string.