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4-string Tenor Plectrum and Irish Tenor Banjos at BanjoTeacher.com
Gold Tone Tenor Banjos, 19 fret tenor and 17 fret Irish renors, Deering 4-string Irish Drop Kick Murphy banjo, Plectrum banjos and Tenor, Recording King T 36 Mahogany tenor tone machine and Morgan Monroe 4 string banjos.

We feature 4-string banjos for dixieland, jazz, swing and traditional Irish tenor banjo styles. We have a wide variety including the TS 250 AT Special archtop tenor, The Flathead TS-250, the 4-string CEB-4 cello banjo, electric tenor banjo, Irish Tenor Banjos like the IT-800, Electric 4 string Banjo EBM-4, 250 IT and the 250R with resonator. We also have 4-string plectrum banjos that have a neck that is the same length as a five string banjo and are tuned C G B D. They can also be tuned to "chicago tuning" which is the same tuning as the top four strings of a guitar.

The tenor The Irish tenor banjo is tuned to the same notes as the violin, fiddle or mandolin

I recently ordered my very first banjo from you. I am 57 y/o and I have been playing guitar all my life. Your shipping dept is fantastic and the beginner banjo video I received with my package is awesome. Your lessons I believe will help tremendously to learn the banjo. Thank you very much


  • Irish Tenor Banjos
    Irish Tenor Banjos

    Irish Tenor Banjos and Irish Tenor Banjo Instruction at Banjoteacher.com.

    The Irish tenor banjo is tuned to the same notes as the violin, fiddle or mandolin, G D A E. Even though the Irish Tenor has a different tone having the same tuning makes it a practical instrument to learn as well as being super fun to play.  Sheet music or tablature for fiddle tunes written for fiddle or mandolin can be used to adapt songs to the Irish tenor banjo.

  • Tenor Banjos
    Tenor Banjos

    Brand New High Quality Tenor Banjos from Goldtone Banjos.

    The TS 250 AT, the 4-string CEB 4 Cello banjo, The EBM 4 electric tenor banjo and the best new Irish Tenor Banjos. Also featured are beginner 4-string tenor banjos from GoldtoneRecording King and Morgan Monroe.

  • 4-string Plectrum Banjos
    4-string Plectrum Banjos

    These 4-string plectrum banjos are tuned C G B D. The neck is the same length as a five string banjo and the tuning is the same as a 5-string in C tuning. They can also be tuned to "chicago tuning" which is the same tuning  as the top four strings of a guitar. D G B E. Chicago tuning is popular for guitar players wanting a new sound without learning a new key or changing chord positions they are used to. You can also tune a 4-string tenor banjo to chicago tuning.


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  • $1,259.00
    Exceptional tone and exquisite looks. <>Same great features as the TS-250, with added feature of an archtop tone ring which increases high frequencies sought after by many tenor players. Also includes a gorgeous tree of life fingerboard inlay in an ebony fingerboard. Features: Neck - Maple Fingerboard - Ebony Resonator - Mahogany Bridge -...
  • $509.00
    The Gold Tone CC-IT is an economically-priced Irish tenor banjo with all the features of a quality entry-level instrument. It features a maple neck with dual coordinator rods, and a maple resonator, snowflake fingerboard inlay, silk screen headstock inlay, guitar-style tuners, and a maple rim. Banjos come set up and ready to playEach banjo is played...
  • $839.00
    This short scale tenor is designed for playing in the common keys of 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...
  • 1 Review
    $509.00
    The Cripple Creek Plectrum festures a simple brass tone ring, bound fingerboard, maple neck and resonator, double coordinator rods, shoe style lugs, and clamshell tailpiece. Banjos come set up and ready to playEach banjo is played before it leaves the shop! Along with the strict quality control that Goldtone is known for and the banjos being checked very...
  • 1 Review
    $1,041.00
    Exceptional tone and exquisite looks! All the same features as the Plectrum Special, with a different neck scale. Mother of Pearl headstock inlay with hearts and flower inlay give this "special" great value, tone and looks for the dollar. This four-string is set up to play with "low-action" for easy chording and maximum speed. Includes a one piece flange...
  • 2 Reviews
    $1,041.00
    GoldTone PS-250 Plectrum Special All the same features as the Tenor Special, with a longer neck. Easily converted to an open back. The Plectrum is enjoying a resurgence of popularity here and over seas. Our PS-250 is of vintage design with penetrating tone. This professional instrument is a welcome addition to all four string players. This 21 fret...
  • $1,101.00
    An incredible Irish 4 string tenor banjo. The IT - 250F Irish Tenor with Resonator is really something, especially for the price. You will think it should have cost two or three times as much when you hold and play it. Our Irish Tenor banjos have always been a favorite in the Celtic arena. This new model was recommended by Andy Perkins and is based on a...
  • $1,181.00
    The 4 string cello banjo, originally used in turn of the century banjo orchestras, has been redefined in this decade by the playing style of Marcy Marxer. Tuned in 5ths it allows accompaniment and lead arrangements for not only old time but most all genres of music. Plus string gauges may be changed for low octave playing of any four stringed instrument...
  • $509.00
    CC-IT - An economically-priced Irish tenor banjo with all the features of a quality entry-level instrument. Features Neck - Maple, Dual Coordinator Rods Resonator - Maply ingerboard Inlay - Snowflake Headstock Inlay - Snowflake Call us to hear about our special offer on this model1-866-322-6567 or Banjos come set up and ready to playEach banjo...
  • $1,086.00
    The Goldtone EBM 4 is a 4 string electric tenor banjo that provides the volume you need for louder situations especially with drums and electric guitars.The EBM 4 Tenor Electric produces an acoustic banjo sound with the 8 inch banjo pot assembly,bridge and humbucking pickups provides the best tone for an electric tenor banjo available.Similar to our EBM...
  • 3 Reviews
    $1,169.00
    This Vega style replica is an accurate reproduction of the most sought after pot in the classic Old Time sound. A metal bracket band contains the lug bolts avoiding holes in the rim for a solid tone. The brass Tubaphone style tone ring rings loud and clear with maximum sustain. Classic style engraved inlays, maple neck and rim, adjustable coordinator rods...
  • $699.99
    Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo 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...
  • $209.95
    The Rocky Top  RT-TBO-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 frett) and has a scale length of 21”.
  • $974.00
    This is the same banjo as the Goldtone IT 250 but with an added resonator. It cost a bit more this way but if you think you would like a resonator is much cheaper to get it at the same time as when you buy the banjo. Ordering separately is more expensive plus shipping costs and having to install it. The short scale tenor is designed for playing in the...
  • $1,024.00
    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 Recording King Madison RK-T36 is a unique tenor banjo for players looking to add a traditional vibe to their sound, and the perfect crossover instrument for mandolin, violin, viola and cello players....
  • $2,489.00
    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. Made of mahogany with a slim comfortable neck and ebony fingerboard, the Sierra banjo will give you...
  • $239.95
    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 Octajo is a double-course tenor banjo tuned an octave below the mandolin. Featuring a 12” rim with bronze tone ring and an octave mandolin neck, the Octajo can be strung with either metal or nylon strings for a choice of dramatically contrasting tonal characteristics. The Octajo fills a niche in a time when octave mandolins are gaining popularity. It...
  • $2,489.00
    The pot assembly of the Sierra, the violin grade maple 3 ply rim, the -06- tone ring, the one piece zinc flange, the notched tension hoop,the Deering tail piece and armrest are exactly the same as our whole line all the way up to the Gabriella,with just a few exceptions. The only exceptions are; the Golden Era has a different zinc flange, the Hartford has...
  • $2,489.00
    The pot assembly of the Sierra, the violin grade maple 3 ply rim, the -06- tone ring, the one piece zinc flange, the notched tension hoop,the Deering tail piece and armrest are exactly the same as our whole line all the way up to the Gabriella,with just a few exceptions. The only exceptions are; the Golden Era has a different zinc flange, the Hartford...
  • $1,769.00
    For Traditional Jazz, or for guitar players, the Boston Plectrum is an easy instrument to play with a lighter weight than the higher end banjos, it's durable and has a good tone. The term Plectrum refers to the fact that it is usually played with a flat pick. It can be tuned for Jazz C,G,B,D or like the last 4 strings of a guitar D,G,B,E. The 22 fret...
  • $1,769.00
    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. Tuned in fifths, C,G,D,A it is easily fingered by mandolin or violin players because the chord fingering is the same. This lighter weight Irish banjo is easy to play and incredibly durable for years...
  • $1,769.00
    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. Tuned in fifths, C,G,D,A it is easily fingered by mandolin or violin players because the chord fingering is the same. This lighter weight Jazz banjo is easy to play and incredibly durable...
  • $3,549.00
    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! You get a professional grade instrument in a reasonably affordable price range with the full bell bronze tone ring, quality maple and nice inlays....
  • $2,299.00
    Our newest and most affordable professional grade 4-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo. It features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that is unlike any other traditional tone ring. It produces a high quality sound that is versatile for many styles of playing....
  • $4,069.00
    A premium quality, world class tenor banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response; providing an excellent tool for all styles of music. At this price point we add two features, we taper the inside of...
  • $4,892.00
    Played with a flat pick, and so called a "plectrum", The Bob Shane 50th Anniversary model celebrates the fact that the banjo music on the famous recording of the song, "Tom Dooley", was actually played by Bob Shane on a plectrum banjo that was tuned like the last four strings of a guitar! A Little known fact. The Bob Shane Plectrum banjo is a professional...
  • $4,069.00
    A premium quality, world class plectrum banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response; providing an excellent tool for all styles of music. At this price point we add two features, we taper the inside...
  • $3,549.00
    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 can be tuned for jazz C,G,B,D or tuned like the four strings of a guitar D,G,D,E and strummed, or picked. Being a great musical instrument, made of quality maple with a professional -06 bronze tone ring, you are free to tune...
  • $2,299.00
    The Deering Eagle II Plectrum banjo is our newest 4 string banjo. Featuring the patented Twenty-Ten tone ring, this plectrum banjo rings clearly and brightly - yet never harshly.BanjoTeacher.com is an authorized dealer for all Deering Banjo Models and at the best prices. Call or email us anytime for a price quote or price match. Toll free Banjoteacher.com...
  • $7,039.00
    A maple prewar style tenor banjo, the Golden Classic 19-Fret tenor banjo is a banjo made of higher quality materials and workmanship. The Deering -06- Bronze Tone Ring enhances the resonance and creates a maple tenor banjo with all the power and punch needed for stage performance. The Golden Classic is a traditional design of the classic banjos made in...
  • $2,564.25
    The Dropkick Murphys Banjo is a representation of the band with their shield crest of anchors, shamrocks, and leaves on the traditionally shaped banjo headstock. Beautifully inlayed into the fingerboard in Italian Pearloid are the name of the band in Old English lettering, two classic shamrocks and a banner proudly supporting "Boston″ at its base. Only...
  • $549.00
    We are proud to announce the release of the Dropkick Murphys Tenor Goodtime openback banjo. It's an all maple banjo with a hard rock maple neck and a violin grade maple rim for an awesome tone. It's tuned in fifths G,D,A,E just like an octave mandolin so the fingering is easy for mandolin and violin players. A Kavanjo pickup can be installed as an option....
  • $769.00
    The Dropkick Murphys Goodtime Two 19-Fret tenor banjo is an all maple banjo with a hard rock maple neck and a violin grade maple rim for an awesome tone. It's tuned in fifths G, D, A, E just like an octave mandolin so the fingering is easy for mandolin and violin players. A Kavanjo pickup can be installed as an option. "The Goodtime is the most affordable...
  • $6,696.75
    The Plectrum Saratoga Star is one of the most elegantly beautiful modern banjos to enter the musical arena of classic instruments. Greg Deering personally designed the inlays with an Art Nouveau style in mind. Reminiscent of the Victorian Era, this classic violin grade maple banjo stands out as a top of the line professional instrument, at home on the...
  • $419.00
    Made in America at the Deering Banjo factory in California, the Goodtime openback banjo weighs about 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, taking to the beach and provides a vibrant singing banjo tone in any situation. Also, light enough to easily hold and play and is the perfect banjo to start out with since it is fretted correctly and...
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