Cody, it depends on your definition of high and average. To most folks, average means a $3-500 banjo. Is there a huge difference? Absolutely, in feel, playability, tone, and ability to adjust/customize it. The reason I sell the RK 35’s and 36’s is that I believe they are the most affordable (cheapest, if you will) of the good banjos, meaning banjos that are a good investment if you plan on playing for a while. The Deerings are like that as well, though the RK’s are more in the vein and tradition of the Gibson models.
I don’t know what banjo you have now, but if it’s a learner model, the RK-36 is going to feel and sound like a Corvette in your hands.