1922 Vega Whyte Laydie Banjitar This term is often applied to six-string banjos, a century-old banjo configuration that was an alternative to the four-string jazz banjo. (Johnny St. Cyr's six-string banjo can be heard on some King Oliver recordings.)
This is a 1922, 11 13/16" head size, genuine prewar Vega Whyte Laydie Banjitar almost as it came from the factory. The friction tuners have been replaced with Kluson geared tuners, a modernization of convenience and the noKnot tailpiece is a replica, with original bracket
band,2-point shoes, original neck brace, original end bolt and original dowel stick ferrule an original old calfskin head that is
taut and great sounding...Original hooks and open end nuts with typical plating wear to the steel hooks.. I believe the bridge is original as well. The hard shell Gator case is a replacement as the original was too worn. The Aftermarket Anderson resonator was the subject of the following on Banjo Hangout:
Mr. Polle Flaunoe,
in a discussion of a Bacon, 1923 Super-ToneBlue Ribbon Deluxe – with an aftermarket Anderson resonator
"The Anderson add onresonator is like whipped cream on a cake, I have enjoyed it as much as the banjo.It performs exactly as his Patent info suggests.The original brass hardware will ride along with it, my stands are not glued in, they are screwed in like the originals. So if someone
wants to contact the Brass casters that I contacted I will furnish their info and for 425.00 and change, you can have what came on it.
The resonator finish was buffed then fine wool to "satin-ize" the finish, make it more like the original patina finish of the banjo
"Mr Anderson" had a lot of tricks up his sleeve."There has never been a more active sounding piece of wood in my hands.Like
tapping a Strad Violin or something as I mentioned."
If you're looking at this you may already be aware that nothing sounds quite like this queen of banjos. If not this is great
opportunity to find out what all the fuss is about. .If you have questions or a reasonable offer, feel free to contact me.Any lower shipping costs will create a refund to buyer of excess funds.
United States, Citrus Heights, CA, 95610
$100, refund any funds less than $100
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 - Very Good Condition
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