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Barnes & Mullins Perfect Irish-Gaelic 4-String Tenor Banjo

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Original price £275.00
Current price £259.00
SKU BJ304GT

The ''Perfect'' series of banjos were first created by Messrs Barnes & Mullins at the start of the 1900s and formed the very core of the early B&M instrument offering.

Well into the 21st century, original B&M 'Perfect' banjos still change hands for considerable sums of money amongst both antique dealers and musicians alike. The modern-day 'Perfect' banjos draw on the influence of the original instruments, paying homage to the vision and designs of our founders.

Who is this banjo for?

This B&M Perfect Irish-Gaelic 4-string banjo features 17 frets and is commonly tuned in ‘Irish tuning’ G,D,A,E (4th to 1st). Its shorter scale length makes playing typically fast Irish fiddle styles and songs easier, therefore making its use more common among these types of music and musicians.

It makes for an excellent introductory instrument if you’re new to the world of banjos given its use of fewer strings than 5-string banjos, its shorter scale length, and its versatile playing styles.

Common Irish/Gaelic 4-string banjo tunings

G, D, A, E – Irish Tenor Tuning
C, G, D, A – Standard Tenor Tuning

BODY & CONSTRUCTION

STYLE: 4-String Irish/Gaelic Resonator
RESONATOR: 
Mahogany 
HEAD: 
Remo Weatherking®
FLANGE: 
Chrome
BRACKET QTY: 
30
RIM: 
Aluminium
BRIDGE: 
Maple with Ovengkol Tip
COORDINATOR RODS: 
1
HARDWARE: 
Chrome
TAILPIECE: 
Chrome
ARMREST: 
Chrome

NECK

NECK: Mahogany 
FINGERBOARD: 
Ovengkol 
FRETS: 
17
INLAYS: Mother of Pearl Dots

HEADSTOCK

MACHINEHEADS: Closed Gear
TRUSSROD COVER: 
'Perfect' Script
NUT WIDTH: 30mm

DIMENSIONS

SCALE LENGTH: 502mm
WEIGHT: 3kg