Vega Fairbanks No. 7 Whyte Laydie (1908)
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...
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- ~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
- Includes bump OHSC (red tape on handle)
- Also includes inlays from original fretboard
- SN: 24543