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We introduced the Clarenbridge to provide an Irish hand crafted reasonably priced banjo. It provides a very good warm tone and excellent playability and is ideally suitable for Banjo players looking to develop their playing skills. Gig Bag or Case Sold Seperately


Mahogany. Rosewood Finger Board and Peghead. Schaller Geared Tuners. Harp & Dot Inlay.


Mahogany. Clareen Banjo Rolled Brass Tone Ring in Flathead Style. Tension Band Nickel plated brass. Waverly Style Tailpiece.  Nickel Plated Brass Armrest



Technical Description & Dimensions

Standard Scale 19 fret. 23 inches/585mm. Short Scale 17 fret. 21 inches/525mm. Standard Neck Width at Nut - 30mm. Clareen Banjos manufactures it's own Tone Rings and Tension Bands. All other Metalware is manufactured in Ireland where possible. The neck is fitted with Carbon Fibre Truss Rod for added strength. The Clarenbridge is available in Tenor and 5-String. Open-Back option also available. All metal parts are of brass which have been nickel plated. The hooks are of mild steel which is also nickel plated. Suitable for all tuning styles.

Special thanks to Fintan for making my Ireland trip even more special. Both the staff and banjos are truly grand and I appreciate all the help prior to and during my visit to Clareen. I love the sound and play-ability of the mahogany Clareen and was immediately impressed by the quality of the neck, pot and hardware (the hardcase is also top-shelf). The shop also shipped the banjo to the US which took only a few days... it was packed so well that a sitting elephant couldn't have damaged the banjo. Thanks again! mic
mic ackley, Canton, United States
What an amazing experience visiting the Clareen Banjo shop while visiting Ireland. Both banjos and staff are top shelf... I decided to purchase the ClarinBridge being mahogany and everything from the peghead, body, heel, and hardware show this banjo is a quality piece and a well made handcrafted instrument (also suggest purchasing the's very fine). Clareen also shipped it to the US and packed it so well that a sitting elephant couldn't have damaged the banjo. Again, THANK YOU Fintan, Frances, and Clareen Banjo. mic - New England, USA
mic ackley, Canton, United States
It's an excellent instrument, with a great tone. I'm positively surprised and currently using it even in sessions! The sound stands out loud and clear, it's very confortable to play and beautiful to see. July 2017
Joao C. Bulla, Sao Paulo, Brazil
My son who own's a Clareen Special bought me a Clarenbridge from Tom , can't believe the sound and workmanship from this Banjo, Tom was very helpful to my son in choosing this banjo for me , Thanks Tom
Martin Hayes, Clonmel , Co Tipperary, Ireland
Excellent tailpiece. I would compare this as a price frossed with a presto. It is solid and adjustable and looks great. Fully adjustable and sounds excellent on my gibson mastertone 5 string.
Tim, London, Great Britain
Fantastic strings lovely tone!
Fearghal , Tipperary, Ireland
Love this banjo. My husband surprised me and purchased this past August and I love it. Sound is clear and crisp, easy to play and Tom and Fintan were a joy to work with. Tom spent a lot of time with us explaining things and showing me different things on the banjo and it really made a difference. Playing this banjo has actually made it easier for me to play my 5 string banjo. I hope to visit them again next summer when we go home.
Annette Mullen, Follansbee, United States

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