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Gold Tone IT-250R: Irish Tenor Banjo with Resonator

Gold Tone IT-250R: Irish Tenor Banjo with Resonator
Gold Tone IT-250R: Irish Tenor Banjo with Resonator
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Model: IT-250R
  • Weight: 8.00lb
  • Dimensions: 19.00in x 0.00in x 0.00in
  • SKU: IT-250R

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The Gold Tone IT-250R: Irish Tenor Banjo has a short scale neck  and is tuned to GDAE, an octave below the mandolin. This setup is in wide use by many traditional Irish musicians because it provides the plunky tone that works so well with the bodhran, pipes and fiddles found in Celtic music ensembles. The Whyte Laydie tone ring adds carrying power to the tone, allowing the player to use a lighter touch for greater precision with the pick. The IT-250R's voice is efficiently directed toward the listener by the included resonator back. Clear maple is used for the half-inch thick rim and the neck. High-quality hardware ensures years of durability and ease of adjustment and maintenance. Any mandolinist will find it easy to switch off to the IT-250 and add an extra dimension of authenticity to their music. Available as left-handed model.

This video of Marcy Marxer is a demonstration of the IT-250, which is the same as the IT-250R but without the resonator.

Buttons C-Style
Tuners GT Master Planets
Nut Width 1-1/8" Bone
Fingerboard 17 Fret Ebony
Inlay Cloud
Truss Rod Two-Way Adjustable
Frets 17
1/2" Maple Rim
Binding White ABS
Flange Genuine Bracket Band
Pickups Optional
Resonator 13" Maple
Tone Ring White Ladye
Bridge Maple with Ebony Cap
Hardware Chrome Plated
Rim 1/2" Maple
Brackets 24
Tension Hoop Notched Steel
Finish Vintage Brown
Head 11" HC Renaissance
Tailpiece Cast
Scale Length 19-3/4"
Weight 8 lbs.
Bag HBIT (Opt
Case HDIT15 (Optional)
Folkternative Design
Tubaphone-Style Tone Ring
Tuning GDAE
String Gauge .040w, .030w, .020w, .010
GT Master Planetary Tuners