“Absolutely delighted with my McNeela Tenor Banjo, beautifully designed & plays splendidly. ”

— Stephen C

The Celt 17 Fret Banjo by McNeela (Tenor, 4 String)

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The Celt 17 Fret Banjo by McNeela (Tenor, 4 String)


Key Features

  • This item is in stock and available for next day dispatch
  • 17-Fret tenor banjo
  • Mahogany neck & head
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Maple bridge
  • 19-Fret option available
  • GDAE tuning
  • D'Addario strings
  • Upgraded Celt Banjo
  • Planetary tuners
  • Wooden rim

“Absolutely delighted with my McNeela Tenor Banjo, beautifully designed & plays splendidly. ”

— Stephen C

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Product Description


The Celt Banjo
Our Celt Tenor Banjo is by far the most popular tenor banjo for students and intermediate customers.

The McNeela Celt Banjo has recently been upgraded (January 2023) for an even better playing experience:

What’s New? We’ve added planetary tuners for faster tuning mid-play; planetary tuners provide even tension while turning smoothly. We’ve also upgraded the rim to wood for richer acoustics and a more premium look.

This quality tenor banjo has been carefully designed and manufactured with precision, and comes professionally setup so it produces the perfect sound.

Key features of the Celt Tenor Banjo (17 Fret)

  • 17 fret
  • Tenor banjo
  • 4 string
  • Remo head
  • Mahogany neck and head
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Maple bridge
  • Also available with 19 frets
  • GDAE tuning
  • Hand-picked D'Addario strings


Imported and set up by McNeela Music, this 4 string resonator banjo features a mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard with a maple bridge and attractive gloss finish.

With a Remo Weather King Skin and 24 tension hooks to hold the head tightly, this banjo produces a strong, clear resonant tone - perfect for Irish music sessions. Most importantly, it has a whacking low G -a strong top string that all traditional Irish music playing demands. The D'Addario strings are hand-picked to better suit your playing. 

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Our in house team of expert advisors is here to help. Get in touch by emailing info@mcneelamusic.com.

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!

Looking for the perfect banjo tutorial? Why not check out Enda Scahill's Irish Banjo Tutor Bookand add it to your cart.

Good to Know:

  • 30 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.
  • Free backup service for one year.
  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.
  • Reduced Priority Shipping Worldwide.

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)


Product Delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Next day delivery

United Kingdom

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 5-7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7-10 days delivery

Rest of world

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 10-14 days delivery


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