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Short-scale Tenor Banjos (& Short-scale Tenor Banjo Outfits)

Grafton banjos – each one individually built and set-up in the UK by a craftsman banjo player


You get hand-built performance at close to factory-made prices – the basic Clipper A is an ideal first purchase or as a replacement for that “dodgy first buy”.


Grafton Clipper models are designed to be upgradeable - when you want better sound and/or greater volume, you don’t need to change your banjo; you return it to be rebuilt to a higher spec.


There are a quite a few possibilities - you can get full details by contacting us but here are some examples:- adding a higher grade tone ring to the basic Clipper A (heavy rolled brass, White Lady type, Tubaphone type, Cast flat-top type, Cast arch-top type) or substituting a thicker 3-ply maple rim with or without a bracket band - give us a call to discuss what you need!


All banjos are convertible between open-back, convertible resonator and resonator & flange styles.


You can, of course, order a Clipper built to a higher spec right from the start - just phone or email with your requirements. As the banjos are all built here, there are very few combinations that can't be achieved! Alternatively, scroll down the list to see prices and specs for some of the possibilities.


Left-handed? No problem, no extra charge. You’ll get a set of position dots down the right-hand side of the neck, precision-cut left-handed top nut & bridge and a solid armrest in the proper place


Grafton Clipper A short-scale open-back  tenor banjo

Grafton Clipper A short-scale open-back tenor banjo - 525.00

An ideal first or second instrument – great playabilty & serious build quality that will take you far


Each one individually built and set-up in the UK by a banjo-playing craftsman


Easy to play with a lovely smooth action – serious sound quality right from the start


Solidly constructed for great stability and ease of tuning


Upgradeable – don’t trade it in when you want to move up a gear; return it for a rebuild to a higher spec. This feature makes the Clipper A much better long-term value-for-money than other banjos


For a full description (including all the technical details) please click on the line above


Free with this instrument: A spare set of strings and 4 plectrums


Sorry, this model is not available at the moment. We'll start making them again as soon as we can.

To buy this product, click here


Grafton Clipper A short-scale convertible resonator tenor banjo

Grafton Clipper A short-scale convertible resonator tenor banjo - 565.00

An ideal first or second instrument – great playabilty & serious build quality that will take you far


Each one individually built and set-up in the UK by a banjo-playing craftsman


Easy to play with a lovely smooth action – serious sound quality right from the start


Solidly constructed for great stability and ease of tuning


Can be played with or without the resonator to suit the circumstances


Upgradeable – don’t trade it in when you want to move up a gear; return it for a rebuild to a higher spec. This feature makes the Clipper A much better long-term value-for-money than other banjos


For a full description (including all the technical details) please click on the line above.


FREE with this banjo - a spare set of top-grade strings and 4 plectrums


Sorry, this model is not available at the moment. We'll start making them again as soon as we can.

To buy this product, click here


Grafton Clipper A short-scale resonator tenor banjo

Grafton Clipper A short-scale resonator tenor banjo - 565.00

An ideal first or second instrument – great playabilty & serious build quality that will take you far


Each one individually built and set-up in the UK by a banjo-playing craftsman


Easy to play with a lovely smooth action – serious sound quality right from the start


Solidly constructed for great stability and ease of tuning


Upgradeable – don’t trade it in when you want to move up a gear; return it for a rebuild to a higher spec. This feature makes the Clipper A much better long-term value-for-money than other banjos


For a full description (including all the technical details) please click on the line above.


FREE with this banjo - a spare set of top-grade strings and 4 plectrums


Sorry, this model is not available at the moment. We'll start making them again as soon as we can.

To buy this product, click here


Grafton Clipper #3

Grafton Clipper #3 "White Lady" short-scale open-back tenor banjo - 645.00

An example of the upgrades available on the basic Clipper A – this banjo is intermediate/semi-pro quality with a "White Lady" style tone ring and will give you great playabilty, serious build quality and wonderful tone


Each one individually built and set-up in the UK by a banjo-playing craftsman


Easy to play with a lovely smooth action and a cutaway at the end of the neck – and very serious sound quality right from the start


Nice smooth neck for easy, relaxed playing


Solidly constructed for great stability and ease of tuning


Upgradeable – even at this level, the Clipper is capable of further upgrading so don’t trade it in when you want to move up another gear; return it for a rebuild to a higher spec. This feature makes the Clipper much better long-term value-for-money than other banjos


Free with this instrument: A spare set of strings


For a full description (including all the technical details) please click on the line above


Sorry, this model is not available at the moment. We'll start making them again as soon as we can

To buy this product, click here


Grafton Clipper #3

Grafton Clipper #3 "White Lady" short-scale convertible resonator tenor banjo - 685.00

An example of the upgrades available on the basic Clipper A – this banjo is intermediate/semi-pro quality with a "White Lady" style tone ring and will give you great playabilty, serious build quality and wonderful tone


Each one individually built and set-up in the UK by a banjo-playing craftsman


Easy to play with a lovely smooth action and a cutaway at the end of the neck – and very serious sound quality right from the start


Nice smooth neck for easy, relaxed playing


Solidly constructed for great stability and ease of tuning


Can be played with or without the resonator to suit the circumstances


Upgradeable – even at this level, the Clipper is capable of further upgrading so don’t trade it in when you want to move up another gear; return it for a rebuild to a higher spec. This feature makes the Clipper much better long-term value-for-money than other banjos


Free with this instrument: A spare set of strings


For a full description (including all the technical details) please click on the line above


Sorry, this model is not available at the moment. We'll start making them again as soon as we can

To buy this product, click here


Grafton Clipper #3

Grafton Clipper #3 "Tubaphone" short-scale convertible resonator tenor banjo - 685.00

An example of the upgrades available on the basic Clipper A – this banjo is intermediate/semi-pro quality with a "Tubaphone" style tone ring and will give you great playabilty, serious build quality and wonderful tone


Each one individually built and set-up in the UK by a banjo-playing craftsman


Easy to play with a lovely smooth action and a cutaway at the end of the neck – and very serious sound quality right from the start


Nice smooth neck for easy, relaxed playing


Solidly constructed for great stability and ease of tuning


Can be played with or without the resonator to suit the circumstances


Upgradeable – even at this level, the Clipper is capable of further upgrading so don’t trade it in when you want to move up another gear; return it for a rebuild to a higher spec. This feature makes the Clipper much better long-term value-for-money than other banjos


Free with this instrument: A spare set of strings


For a full description (including all the technical details) please click on the line above


Sorry, this model is not available at the moment. We'll start making them again as soon as we can

To buy this product, click here


Grafton Clipper #3

Grafton Clipper #3 "White Lady" short-scale resonator tenor banjo - 685.00

An example of the upgrades available on the basic Clipper A – this banjo is intermediate/semi-pro quality with a "White Lady" style tone ring and will give you great playabilty, serious build quality and wonderful tone


Each one individually built and set-up in the UK by a banjo-playing craftsman


Easy to play with a lovely smooth action and a cutaway at the end of the neck – and very serious sound quality right from the start


Nice smooth neck for easy, relaxed playing


Solidly constructed for great stability and ease of tuning


Upgradeable – even at this level, the Clipper is capable of further upgrading so don’t trade it in when you want to move up another gear; return it for a rebuild to a higher spec. This feature makes the Clipper much better long-term value-for-money than other banjos


Free with this instrument: A spare set of strings


For a full description (including all the technical details) please click on the line above


Sorry, this model is not available at the moment. We'll start making them again as soon as we can

To buy this product, click here


Tenor Banjo Gig Bag Outfit

Tenor Banjo Gig Bag Outfit - 45.00

This outfit is designed to be bought with a Tenor Banjo (open-back or resonator). In addition to the usual strings and strap that come with any new Banjo, you also get a clip-on chromatic tuner, and good quality gig bag.

To buy this product, click here


Tenor Banjo Hard Case Outfit

Tenor Banjo Hard Case Outfit - 95.00

This outfit is designed to be bought with a Tenor Banjo (resonator models only at the moment - open-back types would slop about in these cases). In addition to the usual strings and strap that come with any new Banjo, you also get a clip-on chromatic tuner, and good quality hard case.

To buy this product, click here


The above listing is not necessarily exhaustive.  Whilst every effort is made to ensure that all the listed items are in stock, availability is subject to prior sale.
You can phone to check this - and also to see what else I have in stock today.

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If you have any queries or questions about particular instruments in this catalogue, please feel free to contact us.

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