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Gold Tone IT-250 4-String Irish Tenor Open Back Banjo

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Overview

A perfect addition to any Celtic ensemble.

The 17-fret IT-250 Spring Irish Tenor Open Back Banjo's short scale neck uses heavier strings and is tuned to GDAE, an octave below the mandolin. This setup is widely used by many traditional Irish musicians because it provides the plunky tone that works so well with the bodhran, pipes and fiddles found in Celtic music ensembles. The Whyte Laydie tone ring adds carrying power to the tone, allowing the player to use a lighter touch for greater precision with the pick. Clear maple is used for the 1/2" thick rim and for the neck. High-quality hardware ensures years of durability and ease of adjustment and maintenance. Any mandolinist will find it easy to switch over to the IT-250 Spring Irish Tenor Open Back Banjo and add its extra dimension of authenticity to their music. 

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Specs

IT-250 4-String Irish Tenor Open Back Banjo Specifications:

  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Select wood
  • Bridge: Maple with ebony cap
  • Tuners: GT master planets
  • Inlay: Cloud
  • Truss Rod: Two-way adjustable
  • Tone Ring: White Ladye
  • Rim: 1/2" maple
  • Tension Hoop: Notched steel
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Brackets: 24
  • Buttons: C-style
  • Hardware: Chrom-plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: GT-Cast
  • Armrest: Reproduction of early models
  • Head: 11" HC Renaissance
  • Number of Frets: 17
  • Nut Width: 1-1/8" bone
  • Scale Length: 19-3/4"
  • Weight: 7 lb.
  • Tuning: GDAE
  • Strings: .013 .020w .030w .040w
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