Gold Tone IT-250R short scale 17 fret tenor banjo with resonator, nearly new condition in Dunoon

Gold Tone IT-250R short scale length (50cm) resonator tenor banjo for sale.

This is an absolute beast of a banjo, and these are difficult to get hold of with the resonator. A joy to play, and the loudest I've ever heard, certainly with the resonator on (great in sessions!), with a rich (think mahogany), deep, percussive sound (plenty of 'thunk'!) - largely because of its excellent, heavy tone-ring and the number of clamps. Its volume of sound ironically gives control and sensitivity, because you're not having to hammer out every note just to be heard. Also well made and beautifully detailed and finished.

It hasn't had much use and has been mollycoddled - condition isn't far from new (only real sign of use is a slightly matt patch on the chrome of the detacheable arm-guard). Comes with two spare (unused) bridges and I'll throw in some spare strings and plectrums in addition to the new strings currently on it. Set up with 13-44 gauge strings (standard is 10-40). The resonator detaches easily if you don't need full volume.

Selling because I've had to give up the banjo because of tendon problems.

Happy if you'd like to arrange a courier to pick it up (I'll make sure it's packed safely and send you dimensions), or might be able to deliver relatively locally. Any questions, please ask! :-)


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 inch Maple
Tension Hoop: Notched Steel
Flange: Genuine Bracket Band
Binding: White ABS
Brackets: 24
Buttons: C-Style
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Tailpiece: Cast
Resonator: 13 inch; Maple
Armrest: Reproduction of early
Head: 11 inch; HC Renaissance
Number of Frets: 17
Nut Width: 1 1/8 inch; Bone
Scale Length: 19 3/4 inch
Weight: 8 lbs.
Tuning: GDAE
Strings: .040w, .030w, .020w, .010

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