Perfect 4-String Irish-Gaelic Tenor Banjo
If you're a fan of an Irish jig, this is the banjo for you.
This 'Perfect' Irish-Gaelic 4-string banjo features a shorter-scale, 17 fret neck. This shorter-than-usual scale is ideal for playing the fast, complex fiddle melodies found in much traditional Irish and Gaelic music.
Equipped with a mahogany resonator, an aluminium rim with a Remo WeatherKing head and a mahogany neck, the BJ304 Irish Tenor Banjo lends itself to a speedier playing style feel whilst feeling little lighter on the fingers. This instrument is completed with chrome hardware and fittings, an ovangkol wooden fingerboard, modern closed gear machineheads, and the iconic 'Barnes & Mullins London W' historic logo.
Modern-day 'Perfect' banjos adhere to traditional banjo design but are enhanced by modern manufacturing techniques, whilst paying homage to the vision and designs of our founders.
Common Irish/Gaelic 4-string banjo tunings
G, D, A, E – Irish Tenor Tuning
C, G, D, A – Standard Tenor Tuning
Why should I buy a 4-string banjo?
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.
Body & Construction
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