Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No. 7 (c.1903)
A great looking, great sounding openback banjo from the early 20th century, this Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No. 7 has a highly flamed 2-piece maple neck with a carved heel, a ~3/8" maple rim with tortoise plastic binding, and wood marquetry on the rimcap. The white-bound ebony fingerboard has been refretted, and features fancy engraved pearl inlays. It has a 10-15/16" Renaissance head, Whyte Laydie tone ring, and cammed No Knot tailpiece. Other features include engraved floral inlays on the peghead and heel cap, and newer Planet tuners and a geared 5th string peg. Newer hardshell case included. This instrument is in very good-excellent condition. More Details...
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Elderly Warranty: None Manufacturer's Warranty: None
- Natural finish
- Highly flamed 2-piece maple neck with carved heel
- ~3/8" maple rim with tortoise plastic binding
- Wood marquetry on rim cap
- White-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard (refretted)
- Fancy engraved pearl inlays
- 10-15/16" Renaissance head
- Whyte Laydie tone ring
- 28 brackets with bracket band
- Cammed No Knot tailpiece
- Engraved floral inlays on peghead and heel cap
- Engraved Gryphon on back of headstock
- ~27" scale
- 1-3/16" nut
- Plugged holes from railroad spikes in frets 7, 8 and 10
- Newer Planet tuners and geared 5th string peg
- Neck and dowel stick are refinished
- Makers plate on dowel stick reads "The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co. / MAKERS / BOSTON, MASS."
- Newer hardshell case