Vega Fairbanks No. 7 Whyte Laydie (1908)

$10,000
sku: 60U-3109
This beautiful turn-of-the-century A.C. Fairbanks No. 7 Whyte Laydie banjo features intricate inlays on the fretboard and headstock, Whyte Laydie tone ring, an elaborately carved heel, and other exquisite details. It’s built with a figured maple neck with veneers and backstrapping, as well as an elaborately carved heel. This impressive instrument is in very good+ condition.   More Details...

  • ~27" scale
  • ~10-15/16" skin head
  • Whyte Laydie tone ring
  • Ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with fancy engraved inlays (replacement fretboard with new inlays, but very, very nice work which we are told was by Jay Darmstadter)
  • Figured maple neck with b-w-b veneers and backstrapping
  • Fancy engraved inlays on peghead and heel cap
  • Griffin inlay on back of headstock
  • Elaborate heel carving
  • Ebony heelcap with engraved pearl inlay
  • 28 brackets with cobra hooks
  • Fancy herringbone marquetry on bottom edge of tortoise plastic inner and outer-bound rim
  • Gold mechanical friction tuners with pearl buttons
  • Currently strung with nylon strings
  • Consignment
  • Includes bump OHSC (red tape on handle)
  • Also includes inlays from original fretboard
  • VGC+
  • SN: 24543

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