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 Rocky Top Irish Tenor 17 Fret Open-Back – 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.
The Rocky Top RT-TB-17 tenor banjo is perfect for Celtic music. The 17-fret tenor banjo is most commonly thought of as the “Irish tenor” and is tuned G,D,A,E (4th to 1rst fret) and has a scale length of 21”.
The Rocky Top RT-TB-19 tenor banjo is perfect for any folk player But this 19-fret tenor banjo can be used for Traditional Jazz (Dixieland) and Irish music as well. This is a 4 string banjo and is usually tuned C,G,D,A (4th to 1st fret).
The Recording King Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo brings 100 years of history into the present, road-ready vibe of the Dirty 30's line. The tenor banjo first came to prominence in the early 1900's, and its C-G-D-A tuning is especially well suited for folk, Celtic and Dixieland music. The tenor is a unique banjo for players looking to add a traditional vibe to their sound, and the perfect crossover instrument for mandolin, violin, viola and cello players.
Players of the four-string tenor banjo have few choices when it comes to quality student instruments. Rover® has filled the gap with a moderately-priced tenor with a host of professional features--the new model RB-25T.
For those lovers of the 4-string tenor banjo, the choices in today's banjo market are few.
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.