Banhu (pinyin: bǎn hú) is a kind of stringed instrument with a history of more than 300 years in China. The timbre is high, firm, and has strong penetrating power. It is the main accompaniment instrument for northern opera and rap.
The banhuqin tube is made of wood or coconut shell, and it is named after the covering panel. The sound is crisp and loud, suitable for expressing passionate and unrestrained tunes. The main accompaniment instruments of northern operas such as Hebei Bangzi, Pingju, Henan Opera, and Qin Opera are also used as solo instruments.
Banhu is a kind of rubbing stringed musical instrument produced on the basis of huqin along with the emergence of Chinese local opera Bangziqiang, which belongs to the stringed instrument. Its name comes from the fact that the qin barrel is made of thin wooden boards, and it was also called the banqin in the Qing Dynasty.
Banhu has a history of more than 300 years in China, with a wide variety of bright and high-pitched sounds. It is the main accompaniment instrument for many kinds of Bangzi Opera, Northern Opera and Quyi in my country.