Vega Whyte Laydie Style R (1922)

$1,150
sku: 80U-203002
This Vega Whyte Laydie Style R tenor banjo has a 11-13/16" maple rim with a Whyte Laydie tone ring and tortoise plastic binding. The two-piece maple neck has a bound ebony fingerboard with pearl dot and star inlays. The original maple resonator has no flanges. This banjo needs work to get back into playing shape (sold AS-IS, see Details section below), but it would also be an excellent candidate for 5-string conversion. Overall it is in excellent condition.   More Details...

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  • Natural finish
  • 11-13/16" maple rim with Whyte Laydie tone ring
  • Tortoise plastic binding
  • Dowel stick
  • Top-frosted plastic head
  • Bracket band
  • Armrest
  • Bound ebony fingerboard with pearl dot and star inlays
  • Two-piece maple neck
  • Peghead overlay with star inlay
  • Original maple resonator with sides but no flanges
  • Currently tuned GDAE
  • 30 brackets
  • 16 frets
  • ~21-3/4" scale
  • 1-5/32" nut
  • Replacement offset geared tuners
  • Modern tailpiece
  • Replacement neck fastener
  • Tip of peghead broken off and repaired on back
  • Neck heel is shimmed at heel end
  • Original hardshell case
  • EC (except could use fret dress, heat set warped neck, strings, set-up, etc.-- sold AS-IS)
  • SN: 49912