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Nov 29, 2020 - 10:18:23 AM
581 posts since 7/10/2012

I just noticed this posting of what looks like a Vega Whyte Laydie pot with a reproduction neck that is attributed to Bart Reiter on the instrument case tag in the pictures.  The inlay work is quite different from any other Reiter neck I have seen, maybe early work? 

I have no association with the seller, just looked like an interesting instrument.

https://austin.craigslist.org/msg/d/austin-vega-string-banjo/7236074646.html

Happy hunting!

Edited by - Lynne on 11/29/2020 12:10:13

Nov 29, 2020 - 11:00:03 AM

1212 posts since 5/19/2018

That looks like high quality A scale at a real good price.

Not going to venture on the neck, but a real nice job from the looks of it. Looks like it was done a while ago.

Nov 29, 2020 - 12:38:07 PM

898 posts since 2/17/2005

Man, that's a killer deal. Looks more like Mike Ramsey's inlay work - I've never seen Bart do the old school flying beast thing.

Nov 29, 2020 - 1:57:58 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

24250 posts since 6/25/2005

If it is a Reiter neck, it’s very early, soon after he left Elderly, or perhaps done by him when he was there. But I’d want more than a hand-written hang tag to establish provenance.

Nov 30, 2020 - 7:13:27 AM

720 posts since 6/11/2003

I did many different inlay patterns, both vintage and original. That one is a hodge-podge of vintage designs, likely some thing that a customer requested.

Nov 30, 2020 - 7:22:13 AM

1904 posts since 2/12/2009

Not always easy to know for sure, I own an old Whyte Laydie with a supposed Clancy Mullins neck, that is what the seller told me, anyway it is a beautiful work of art, exactly how I love em ! minimal decoration, quite plain. I got curious and contacted Mr Mullins direct for information, his answer ? " I cant remember, very possibly, it was a long time ago !"

Dec 4, 2020 - 1:20:24 PM

11012 posts since 10/27/2006

The listing is now gone so I can't see the pictures but I have such a conversion done around 1991 according to Gryphon Strings who sold it to me in 1995.

Even though I no longer play, I have no intention of ever selling it.

Dec 6, 2020 - 7:35:34 PM
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898 posts since 2/17/2005

Mike, would love to see pictures if you're willing to share!

Dec 7, 2020 - 12:48:28 PM

11012 posts since 10/27/2006

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Originally posted by R. Blakeslee Gilpin

Mike, would love to see pictures if you're willing to share!


I need to find a better site to host my pictures — and take better ones than this. This will give you an idea.

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