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Barnes & Mullins Perfect 4-String Tenor Banjo

SKU BJ304
Original price £275.00 - Original price £275.00
Original price
£275.00
£275.00 - £275.00
Current price £275.00

Dim Weight

3 kg

Height

105 cm

Depth

27 cm

Width

68 cm

Commodity Code

9202908000
Short Description

The ''Perfect'' series of banjos were first created by Messrs Barnes & Mullins at the start of the 1900s and formed the very core of the early B&M instrument offering.

Featuring a mahogany resonator and aluminium rim with a Remo WeatherKing head and mahogany neck, Barnes & Mullins Perfect banjos deliver a warm and controlled sound with a gentle and mature response.

Complete with chrome hardware and fittings, ovangkol fingerboard, and modern closed gear machineheads.

Well into the 21st century, original B&M 'Perfect' banjos still change hands for considerable sums of money amongst both antique dealers and musicians alike. The modern-day 'Perfect' banjos draw on the influence of the original instruments, paying homage to the vision and designs of our founders.

Why should I buy a 4-string banjo?

This B&M Perfect 4-string banjo is also sometimes referred to as a 'plectrum' or 'tenor' banjo and is generally used for lively styles such as traditional jazz (Dixieland). It is usually played with a pick (or 'plectrum') in either an accompaniment strumming fashion or by picking individual melody notes – much like a guitar.

It makes for an excellent introductory instrument if you're new to the world of banjos given its use of fewer strings than 5-string banjos, its shorter scale length, and its versatile playing styles.

Common 4-string banjo tunings

C, G, D, A – Standard Tenor Tuning
D, G, B, E – Chicago Tuning

BODY & CONSTRUCTION

STYLE: 4-String Resonator
RESONATOR:
Mahogany 
HEAD:
Remo Weatherking®
FLANGE:
Chrome
BRACKET QTY:
30
RIM:
Aluminium
BRIDGE:
Maple with Ovangkol Tip
COORDINATOR RODS:
1
HARDWARE:
Chrome
TAILPIECE:
Chrome
ARMREST:
Chrome

NECK

NECK: Mahogany 
FINGERBOARD:
Ovangkol
FRETS:
19
INLAYS: Mother of Pearl Dots

HEADSTOCK

MACHINEHEADS: Closed Gear
TRUSSROD COVER:
'Perfect' Script
NUT WIDTH: 30mm

DIMENSIONS

SCALE LENGTH: 576mm
WEIGHT: 3kg