Gold Tone 4 String Irish Tenor Resonator Banjo

sku# CIT250R


The seventeen-fret IT-250's short scale neck uses heavier strings and is tuned to GDAE, an octave below the mandolin. This setup is in wide use by many traditional Irish musicians because it provides the plunky tone that works so well with the bodhran, pipes and fiddles found in Celtic music ensembles. The Whyte Laydie tone ring adds carrying power to the tone, allowing the player to use a lighter touch for greater precision with the pick. The IT-250R's voice is efficiently directed toward the listener by the included resonator back. Clear maple is used for the half-inch thick rim and the neck. High-quality hardware ensures years of durability and ease of adjustment and maintenance. Any mandolinist will find it easy to switch off to the IT-250 and add an extra dimension of authenticity to their music. Available as left-handed model.


Finish: Vintage Brown

Fingerboard: 17 Fret Ebony

Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap

Tuners: GT Master Planets

Inlay: Cloud

Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable

Tone Ring: Tubaphone-Style

Rim: 1/2" Maple

Tension Hoop: Notched Steel

Flange: Genuine Bracket Band

Binding: White ABS

Brackets: 24

Buttons: C-Style

Hardware: Chrome Plated

Pickups: Optional

Tailpiece: Cast

Resonator: 13" Maple

Armrest: Reproduction of early

Head: 11" HC Renaissance

Number of Frets: 17

Nut Width: 1-1/8" Bone

Scale Length: 19-3/4"

Weight: 8 lbs.

Tuning: GDAE

Strings: .040w, .030w, .020w, .010

Option 1: SMP+ Pickup

Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup

Hard Case: HDIT15 (Optional)

Bag: HBIT (Optional)

Left-Handed Available: Yes

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