The Viking Tenor Banjo
Introducing our brand new Viking Tenor Banjo! With its strong, rich tone, powerful volume and responsive action this 4 string, 19 fret banjo offers a quality playing experience from your very first note.
Expertly designed and crafted, The Viking is ready to make music! This banjo is ideal for those hoping to take their playing to the next level, or willing to make a long term investment. The Viking will transform your playing, leaving you feeling confident and in control.
With its flamed maple back, rosewood fingerboard with decorative pearl inlay, and engraved flange this is a handsome instrument that looks as good as it sounds. The Viking is a robust, long lasting instrument that holds its tuning and tone well, and can handle plenty of playing - ideal for playing traditional Irish music.
- Low action
- Rich tone
- Comfortable to play
Features of The McNeela Viking Banjo
- Tenor banjo
- 19 fret
- 4 strings
- White Remo Skin
- 24 brackets
- Double footed bridge
- Rosewood fingerboard with decorative pearl inlay
- Flamed Maple back
- Geared tuners
- Standard Irish tuning GDAE
About The Irish Tenor Banjo
The Irish tenor banjo is the name given to the most popular style of banjo played in traditional Irish music today. Historically it is not an indigenous Irish instrument however.
The banjo originated in Africa where it evolved from West African string instruments to the instrument that we know and love today. It made its way here from the USA in the late 19th and early 20th century and has since become an incredibly popular instrument within Irish folk music.
The Irish tenor banjo as it's known today is a short neck 4 string banjo that typically features a 17 fret or 19 fret scale length and is tuned to GDAE – one octave lower than the Irish fiddle and mandolin.
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. 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!
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Good to Know:
- 14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive your banjo. See our Shipping & Returns Policy.
- 1 year warranty - all our new banjos offer a one year guarantee for parts and service.
- If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.
- Priority Shipping Worldwide.
ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)