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Framus Nashville Black Eagle Vintage Banjo

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Framus Nashville Black Eagle Banjo

"Framus - known all over the world!" 

We have a stunning black eagle which has just arrived! It is a beautiful example of the much sought after 'black eagle'


The Franconian Musical Instruments Manufacture Fred Wilfer (or FRAMUS for short) was founded in 1946, in Erlangen, Germany. Framus banjos are robust, long lasting instruments. and this quality 19 fret tenor banjo from their Nashville range is no exception.

With a narrow neck and low action, this banjo is incredibly comfortable to play, making it perfect for long bouts of session playing. Offered in pristine condition, its bright clear tone makes it perfectly suited for playing traditional Irish music.

Key Qualities

  • Low action
  • Bright, clear tone
  • Comfortable to play

Features of the Framus Nashville Tenor Banjo

  • 19 fret
  • 4 string
  • Tenor banjo
  • Natural finish
  • Solid Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with decorative pearl inlay
  • Mahogany headstock with Framus inlay
  • Maple resonator with eagle logo veneer
  • Wooden tone ring
  • Geared tuners
  • New clear head
  • Standard Irish tuning GDAE
  • Dated c. 1976

Bonus Features:

  • Sturdy, reliable model
  • Mint condition
  • Free hard case

The Framus Nashville Black Eagle Banjo is ideal for intermediate to advanced players and is guaranteed to help you bring your playing to the next level. This is a quality banjo that will serve you well at every stage of your musical journey. 

This is a rare chance to get your hands on a collector's item, mint condition vintage banjo, with a superb sound and sleek, stylish finish.

mcneela-banjo-workshop.jpg17 Fret vs 19 Fret: What’s the Difference?

A 19 fret banjo has two more frets than a 17 fret banjo, meaning it has a longer neck and fretboard. 

As you can imagine, more frets also means more notes. This can be helpful in opening up opportunities for new repertoire or ways of playing tunes. Due to its larger size, the strings on a 19 fret banjo are usually wound to a higher tension. This creates a slightly brighter tone and more volume.

Need some help? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Buying a Banjo

Need advice on purchasing an Irish tenor banjo? Whether you're looking to buy a banjo online or looking for a vintage tenor banjo for sale, you've come to the right place.

Our in-house team of expert advisors is here to help. Get in touch by emailing

We're happy to answer all your questions and we cater to all experience levels - beginner, intermediate or advanced. There's no question too big or small!

Good to Know:

  • 14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive your Koda Banjo. See our Shipping & Returns Policy.
  • 1 year warranty - all our new banjos offer a one year guarantee for parts and service.
  • Free backup service for one year.
  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.
  • Priority Shipping Worldwide.
  • If you're in a hurry enquire about our FedEx 4-6 day shipping 

All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)

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