Clareen Clarenbridge 17 Fret Short scale Tenor banjo with Clareen Pod Case

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17 Fret Short Scale Mahogany Tenor Banjo with Rolled Brass tone ring, hand made in Galway, Ireland by Tom Cussen. Supplied in Clareen Pod Case

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The Clarenbridge was introduced by Clareen to provide an Irish hand crafted reasonably priced banjo. It provides a very good warm tone and excellent playability and is ideally suitable for banjo players looking to develop their playing skills.

Detailed Specifications


  • Neck material - Mahogany
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood
  • Headstock faceplate - Rosewood
  • Nut - Bone
  • Tuners - Shaller Planetry tuners with Pearl buttons
  • Inlays - Harp on headstock,dots on neck at frets 1,3,5,7,10,12,15 and 17
  • Rosewood cap on heel
  • Side dots - white
  • Finish - Satin 


  • Pot material - Mahogany
  • Tone ring - Rolled Brass
  • Tension band - Nickel plated Brass
  • 24 flat tension hooks
  • Waverley style tailpiece
  • Single co-ordinating rod
  • Nickel plated Brass armrest
  • Finish - Satin


  • Material - Mahogany
  • Finish - Satin

Other information

Short Scale 17 fret. 21 inches/525mm. Standard Neck Width at Nut - 30mm. Clareen Banjos manufactures it's own Tone Rings and Tension Bands. All other Metalware is manufactured in Ireland where possible. The neck is fitted with Carbon Fibre Truss Rod for added strength. All metal parts are of brass which have been nickel plated. The hooks are of mild steel which is also nickel plated. Suitable for all tuning styles.

Tuned Irish GDAE or Standard CGDA Tuning. Can also be tuned in Chicago tuning DGBE

Supplied in a Clareen semi-rigid Pod Case


Banjo Type
4 String Banjo
Number of Strings
4 String


Pot Type


Chicago DGBE , Irish GDAE , Jazz CGDA ,


Right or Left Handed
Right Handed

Customer reviews

5 / 5
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daniel rosak
Excellent banjo
Rated 5 out of 5

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