Harley Benton HBJ-24 Short Scale Tenor Banjo

24

4-String Short Scale Tenor Banjo

  • Body: Sapele
  • Neck: Okume
  • Fretboard: Amaranth
  • 30 Tuning screws
  • Dual-action truss rod
  • Ivory coloured binding
  • 17 Frets
  • ABS nut
  • Nut width: 32 mm
  • Scale: 505 mm
  • Chrome hardware
  • Bridge: Maple / Amaranth
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • Remo skin
  • Dimensions: 80 x 34 x 12 cm
  • Colour: Natural
  • Suitable case: Article no. 115299 (not included)
available since July 2020
Item number 480646
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Number Of Strings 4
Body Sapele
Neck Okoume
Frets 24
incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
Pickup No
£138
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Good banjo, nice sound, decently setup
bearmo2 09.02.2021
The banjo is a well-built instrument. The resonator and pot are solid and tight, with good tension on the drum head. The neck and fretboard are comfortable; the frets are level, very clean along the neck, and well-polished. The tail piece and arm rest are solid, and performing their functions as expected. The bridge is securely affixed, stable, and keeping the strings in place.

It was somewhat more difficult to fully evaluate the tuning machines; they are basic, no-frills, economy tuners. The banjo shipped with fairly standard tenor banjo strings, but far too light for Irish tuning on a 17-fret banjo. I found it difficult to achieve a G2-D3-A3-E4 tuning, and almost impossible to keep it in tune. The strings and tuners did a better job of achieving and retaining a C3-D3-G4-A4 tuning. With a set of strings closer to .040, .030, .020w, .010 the supplied tuning machines should be satisfactory.

Overall, this a very nicely made musical instrument that would be perfect for the student or multi-instrumentalist who wants to be able to tote along a selection of instruments to fill in where needed at pub sessions. This banjo is easily the equal of any other economy banjo that is actually built to be used as a real musical instrument, but at much better cost to consumer; plus, the techs at Thomann did a great job of making sure the banjo was in good working order and setup well. The banjo could still be offered at great price if it were shipped with basic/economy Grover tenor banjo tuning machines, and that would improve it to a five-star offering.
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Good for the money
Bar6978 08.03.2022
Nice size and good for the price
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great instrument for good price
Jean4469 26.01.2022
Great instrument for a very good price.
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Harley Benton HBJ-24 Short Scale Tenor Banjo
Kupepe 24.11.2021
Good musical instrument
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have a good reputation
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