Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No. 7 (c.1903)

$9,500
sku: 60U-204449
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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  • 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
  • Armrest
  • Neck and dowel stick are refinished
  • Makers plate on dowel stick reads "The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co. / MAKERS /  BOSTON, MASS."
  • Newer hardshell case 
  • VG-EC
  • Consignment