If you're looking at this instrument, you're probably aware that there is nothing that is comparable to an original Whyte Laydie in terms of tone and projection and that it is the Holy Grail of old time banjo ....If not this is great opportunity to find out why. This is a Vintage (1930), Vega Whyte Laydie style R tenor that has been converted to a 5 String Banjo. Nothing is comparable to the "pre-war" sound of the Vega banjo and this is the queen of the line.The exceptional conversion work is out of the Hendrick's Banjo shop in Pollock Pines, California.
The neck is laminated maple 26 1/2" scale with a natural varnish finish,with an ebony fingerboard,with dot and star inlay. is in very good shape. It is straight, and the action (3/16 @ 12th fret) is very good from one end of the board to the other. The tuning head has the classic Gryphon inlay. The 10 15/16 pot itself is original with the exception of the cammed no-knot tailpiece ,the Renaissance head, adjustable wire armrest, grover bridge and geared Grover tuners. If your looking for that Vintage Whyte laydie sound, this is the one you have been waiting for! The instrument is absolutely a classic. With its old-time sound, one need never worry about outgrowing it. This may well be, with its wonderful tone, your last banjo purchase. Includes a new HSC which will accomodate a resonator if you desire.
ready to gig! Excellent - Condition.
United States, Citrus Heights, CA, 95610
Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Excellent Condition
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