Perfect 4-String Tenor Banjo
Perfect 4-String Tenor Banjo Perfect 4-String Tenor Banjo Perfect 4-String Tenor Banjo

Perfect 4-String Tenor Banjo

BJ304
MSRP: £294.00

'Perfect' for the newer player with an easy-playing feel. 

Your ideal entry-point into the exciting world of 4-string, tenor banjos, the 'Perfect' series 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.

This Barnes & Mullins BJ304 'Perfect' tenor banjo delivers a warm and controlled sound with an easy playing feel well suited to all, even absolute beginners. Tonally, you can expect a pleasant and mature response when played with fingers or a plectrum. 

The BJ304 features a mahogany resonator, an aluminium rim with a Remo WeatherKing head and a mahogany neck. It is completed with chrome hardware and fittings, an ovangkol wooden fingerboard, modern closed gear machineheads, and the iconic 'Barnes & Mullins London W' historic logo

These modern-day 'Perfect' banjos adhere to traditional banjo design but are matched to modern manufacturing techniques, whilst paying homage to the vision and designs of our founders. However to this day, original B&M 'Perfect' banjos still change hands for considerable sums of money amongst both antique dealers and musicians alike. 

Common 4-string banjo tunings

C, G, D, A – Standard Tenor Tuning
D, G, B, E – Chicago Tuning

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Why should I buy a 4-string banjo?

This B&M Perfect 4-string banjo is also sometimes referred to as a ‘plectrum’ or ‘tenor’ banjo and is generally used for lively styles such as traditional jazz (Dixieland). It is usually played with a pick (or ‘plectrum’) in either an accompaniment strumming fashion or by picking individual melody notes – much like a guitar.

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.

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Body & Construction

Style: 4-String Resonator
Resonator: Mahogany 
Head: Remo Weatherking®
Flange: Chrome
Bracket QTY: x 30
Rim: Aluminium
Bridge: Maple with Ovangkol Tip
Coordinator Rods: x 1
Hardware: Chrome
Tailpiece: Chrome
Armrest: Chrome

Neck

Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ovangkol
Frets: 19
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dots

Headstock

Machineheads: Closed Gear
Truss Rod Cover: 'Perfect' Script
Nut Width: 30mm

Dimensions

Scale Length: 576mm
Instrument Weight: 3kg
 
 
Union Jack Flag - Hand checked in England
 

ALL BARNES & MULLINS INSTRUMENTS ARE METICULOUSLY INSPECTED & SET-UP IN THE UNITED KINGDOM BY OUR EXPERT TECHNICAL FOLKS PRIOR TO FINDING THEIR NEW HOME AT YOUR LOCAL RETAIL STORE.