Vega Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No. 2 (1910)

$3,750
sku: 60U-200938
A nice looking banjo from the early 20th century, this Vega Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No. 2 has a maple rim with tortoise plastic binding on the inside and a Whyte Laydie tone ring. The 2-piece maple neck has an ivoroid-bound ebony fingerboard with engraved dot, star, and scroll inlays. A newer armrest and newer geared tuners have been installed, but it still has the original mechanical friction 5th string peg. This openback banjo is in very good-excellent condition.   More Details...

  • Natural finish (darkened some with age)
  • 2-piece maple neck
  • Maple rim
  • Tortoise plastic binding on inside of rim
  • Ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard
  • Engraved dot, star, and scroll inlays
  • 22 frets
  • Replacement 5th string nut
  • 10-15/16" skin head
  • 28 brackets and shoes on bracket band
  • Whyte Laydie tone ring
  • Cammed No Knot tailpiece
  • Newer armrest
  • Headstock overlay features engraved star, gryphon, and scroll inlays
  • Newer geared tuners installed
  • Original mechanical friction 5th string peg
  • 1-1/4" nut
  • ~27-1/8" scale
  • Rough period hardshell case
  • Consignment
  • VG-EC
  • SN: 26573