Mint 11” Rickard Whyte Laydie Banjo & Hard Case
I am reluctantly selling this beautiful (appearance and sound) Rickard Whyte Laydie to finance the purchase of a guitar. Guitars are my other “expensive” hobby and passion.
I purchased this banjo brand new from the Music Emporium (Lexington, Mass) in June 2015. The purchase price was $1850.00. The receipt is in the case. The Rickard Whyte Laydie has less than 10 hours playing time. It is in absolutely mint condition.
Here is a review of the Rickard Whyte Laydie -
"Killer sounding Rickard 11” custom Whyte Laydie banjo, featuring a 1/2" thick rim. All the crisp, punchy tone you'd expect from a banjo with this tone ring, without a hint of shrillness. Top-quality craftsmanship and finish work, and effortless playability. With Superior Archtop hard case!"
The banjo was set-up to specifications on November 11, 2017 by a luthier at Gold Tone Musical Instruments. The receipt is in the case. The luthier also put on a new set of D'Addario J-55 Medium Phosphor Bronze Wound Strings.
Specific features of this banjo include the following.
Ebony fretboard with trailing scoop
25.5 in scale
Ebony rim caps
EVO Gold Fretwire
Nickel plated hardware.
Custom Nickel Plated Armrest
Approximately 1/2 inch (walnut?) rim.
Custom Rickard Tone Ring
Nickel Plated rim hooks
Additional Clawhammer Goodies included with the purchase of your new Rickard Whyte Laydie.
Here are some great clawhammer learning aids and resources. The books are in excellent to mint condition with the exception of the 1995 Southern Mountain Banjo book which is in very good condition.???1. Five String Banjo for Beginners DVD by Happy Traum??2. Southern Mountain Banjo by Wayne Erbsen Book??3. Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo w/ CD by Brad Leftwich??4. Wade Ward Clawhammer Banjo Master w/CD by Bob Carlin and Dan Levenson??5. Banjo Player's Songbook by Tim Juniper
The banjo & above items will be carefully packaged for safe shipment to your location by Fed Ex. The banjo will be insured and a signature confirmation will be required upon delivery. I will email the tracking number to you.
I do not accept returns. Please do not ask about trades or for a price reduction. I consider my price to be fair. I do not ship out side of the USA.
United States, Englewood, FL, 34223
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Returns not accepted.
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Mint Condition
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