Tenor banjos are shorter necked with 17 “short scale” or 19 frets typically played with a plectrum. The tenor banjo was popular rhythm instrument in the early 20th-century dance-bands. These banjos have 4-Strings and became popular with Irish banjo players in the 1920’s – which is why these banjos are often referred to an Irish tenors. We carry one of the internet’s largest collection of tenor banjos. We carry the Vega Little Wonder 17 Fret Tenor – an excellent tenor banjo for a beginner, but we also have high-end models such as the Deering Sierra 17 Fret Irish Tenor. We also carry tenor banjo cases and bags that will keep your tenor banjo from getting damaged.
It is a delight to play with its short scale fretboard, slim neck and light weight body. he shorter 17 fret neck reduces the length of the entire banjo to just 32 inches end to end.
Only 7 lbs, the Little Wonder banjo is a traditional style instrument, with a sweetness and purity of tone that gives both the professional and beginning banjoist a fabulous sounding banjo that is light, fast and easy to play.
A great recording tenor banjo with resonator for sound projection, the Boston 19 fret tenor works for dixieland jazz, traditional jazz, or any style you like to play.
A great recording tenor banjo with resonator for sound projection, the Boston 17-fret tenor works for Irish, traditional jazz, or any style you like to play.
Irish Tenor banjos have the shorter 17 fret neck for a brighter, snappier sound. The Sierra 17-fret tenor has our professional -06- bronze tone ring and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability at an economical price.
The Maple Blossom tenor banjo is a professional grade 19-fret tenor banjo made of maple with quick response from the shallower air chamber, bright highs, and good bass response that is fast and easy to play!
A melodic banjo played with a pick, for a bright crisp tone, the Maple Blossom Plectrum banjo is enjoyed in all styles of music.It provides a bright crisp tone with good bass response and easy fingering with a comfortable neck.
A premium quality, world class tenor banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes resulting in superb sound.
The famous Vega Pie Back Resonator projects the tone of this 19 fret Vega Professional Tenor banjo. Greg Deering re-created the process for making the pie back resonator of the excellent professional grade Tenor banjo.