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The Celt Banjo by McNeela (Tenor, 4 String, 19 Fret)

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The Celt Banjo by McNeela (Tenor, 4 String, 19 Fret)


Key Features

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

“The sound quality is nice and it's been a blast playing it! ”

— Dennis O

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Product Description


The Celt Banjo 19 Fret

Due to its performance and ease of play this is by far the most popular tenor banjo amongst our traditional Irish music 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.

The Celt 2 Banjo is a 4-string tenor banjo (19 Fret) made by McNeela Instruments. It's a closed back 24 bracket banjo with excellent traditional tone.

Key features of the Celt Tenor Banjo 19 Fret

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


'Amazing banjo I don’t think there exists a better banjo for this price' - Kevin R. (customer)

Featuring a beautiful mahogany body, neck, back and rim with an attractive eye-catching gloss finish The Celt looks as good as it sounds. Imported and set up by McNeela Music, this 4 string resonator banjo features a Remo Weather King Skin and 24 tension hooks to hold the head tightly, producing 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 Celt has been carefully designed, manufactured with precision and comes professionally setup so it produces the perfect sound. The D'Addario strings are hand-picked to better suit your playing. 


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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.
  • Priority Shipping Worldwide.
  • If you're in a hurry enquire about our FedEx 4-6 day shipping

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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