Gold Tone IT-250 Short Scale 17 Fret Open Back “Irish Tenor” Banjo

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  • IT-250 Short Scale
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  • £819.99
  • RRP £920.00
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The time tested 'Gold Tone IT-250' short scale 17 Fret Irish Tenor Banjo, set up and tuned to GDAE. Please see below for more details and the Gold Tone Specification chart.
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Description

 This short scale tenor is designed for playing traditional music. Played by Jerry Cowan, a street musician from Dublin, Ireland. This is an excellent addition to any tenor player's arsenal of instruments.

Excellent tone and volume is a result of a quality White Ladye tone ring, thin maple rim, maple neck and quality components. MOP headstock inlay, cloud abalone position markers, two way adjustable truss rod, and chrome plated hardware are standard equipment

The popularity of the Irish Tenor is increasing dramatically as mandolinists now can include a four string banjo in their instrument collection. The IT-250 is designed for a plunky tone sought after in Irish music.

The17 fret short scale neck utilises heavier strings that are 'drop tuned'  tuned to  GDAE an octave below
the Fiddle and mandolin.

 

 

Woods

Neck

Maple

Resonator

Optional

Fingerboard

Ebony

Bridge

Ebony/Maple

Finishing Touches

Wood Finish

Vintage Brown

Fingerboard Inlay

Cloud

Headstock Inlay

Pearl

Neck Binding

Celluloid

Body Binding

Celluloid

 

 

Parts & Hardware

Nut

Bone

Tuners

Planetary

Tailpiece

Kirshner-Style

Flange

N/A

Tone Ring

White Ladye

Strings

.016, .020, .030w, .040w

Rim

1/2" sound chamber, maple ply

Plating

Chrome

Tension Hoop

Brass, shoe style lugs

Arm Rest

Vega style

Electronics

Pickup

Optional SMP

 

 

Other Features & Options

Case Options

TKL Hard (Not included)

Other Options

Lefty / Gold / Resonator

Dimensions

Scale

19 3/4"

Weight

7 lbs

Nut Width

1 1/8"

Frets

Med (17)

Total Length

31"

Head Size

11" HC Renaissance

 

Specification

Category 4 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Irish GDAE, Jazz / Singalong CGDA
Body Type Open back
Number of Frets 17
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag None
Manufacturers Warranty 1 Year
Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using Interlink Express Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop).

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

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