Welcome to Clareen Banjos
Makers of Traditonal Irish Banjos
& Other Fretted Instruments
Clareen Banjos - the Premier Banjo makers in Ireland
Welcome to Clareen Banjos –
Hand crafted Traditional Irish Banjos and other fretted instruments
With over 40 years of experience as a banjo player in Shaskeen Tom Cussen of Clareen Banjos creates suitable instruments for any banjo enthusiast. You don’t have to be a pro to appreciate the clear sound and unique feel of our fretted and stringed instruments, which resonate in the hands of every player.
Hand crafted with great care and 100% Irish material whenever possible, you can find banjos for beginners, like our basic “The Bridge” (imported) banjo, which can be tweaked or altered according to preferences, or move up to professional levels with the Special Tenor editions, Oyster banjos, Elite banjos, or the ultimate Setanta hand engraved banjos in either gold or nickel. Feel free to view this video showing Tom Cussen’s workmanship in the process of making such a banjo. Each instrument can be fitted according to preferences, and we also provide full repair and restoration services for most fretted instruments.
Alongside banjos, we have an expanded guitar stock that includes Gallagher, Stanford, Seagull, Simon & Patrick and many more guitars which you are welcome to view in our designated guitar showroom. We also provide both new and second hand banjos, mandolins, guitars, tenor guitars, fiddles and many more instruments.
Being a family business we value the quality and experience provided by a hand crafted instrument that bears our name, and we take pleasure in knowing that a Clareen banjo has been a delight in someone’s life, as our letters from customers all over the world state.
We also have new CDs from our customers or friends, or CDs from our Shaskeen band who recently celebrated 40 years of activity, some of which are limited editions.
Don’t forget to check our Accessories & extras page where you can find anything you want, from machine heads, tuners and banjo bridges to all sorts of plectrums (picks), as well as our range of banjo cases.
So if you’re either a beginner or a pro, feel free to view our current stock of instruments, and remember that you can always email or contact us for any questions you might have. We’re glad to answer. Just ask for Fintan or Tom.
Thank your for your time and support,
Call now: +353 91 796156
Updated 15th May 2013