The ''Perfect'' series of banjos were first created by Messrs Barnes & Mullins at the start of the 1900s and formed the very core of the early B&M instrument offering.
Featuring a mahogany resonator and aluminium rim with a Remo WeatherKing head and mahogany neck, Barnes & Mullins Perfect banjos deliver a warm and controlled sound with a gentle and mature response.
Complete with chrome hardware and fittings, ovangkol fingerboard, and modern closed gear machineheads.
Well into the 21st century, original B&M 'Perfect' banjos still change hands for considerable sums of money amongst both antique dealers and musicians alike. The modern-day 'Perfect' banjos draw on the influence of the original instruments, paying homage to the vision and designs of our founders.
Why should I buy a 4-string banjo?
This B&M Perfect Irish-Gaelic 4-string banjo features 17 frets and is commonly tuned in ‘Irish tuning’ G,D,A,E (4th to 1st). Its shorter scale length makes playing typically fast Irish fiddle styles and songs easier, therefore making its use more common among these types of music and musicians.
It makes for an excellent introductory instrument if you’re new to the world of banjos given its use of fewer strings than 5-string banjos, its shorter scale length, and its versatile playing styles.
Common Irish/Gaelic 4-string banjo tunings
G, D, A, E – Irish Tenor Tuning
C, G, D, A – Standard Tenor Tuning
BODY & CONSTRUCTION
STYLE: 4-String Irish/Gaelic Resonator
HEAD: Remo Weatherking®
BRACKET QTY: 30
BRIDGE: Maple with Ovangkol Tip
COORDINATOR RODS: 1
INLAYS: Mother of Pearl Dots
MACHINEHEADS: Closed Gear
TRUSSROD COVER: 'Perfect' Script
NUT WIDTH: 30mm
SCALE LENGTH: 502mm
|Manufacturer||Barnes and Mullins|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Instrument Type||Banjo 4-String Tenor|
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