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    A prime candidate for a 5-string conversion, this Vega Whyte Laydie Style S Tenor Banjo was built in Boston way back in the jazz era, and retains its original classic features including a Whyte Laydie tone ring, 2-piece maple neck, ebony fingerboard, pearl dots and stars inlay, Slingerland skin head, 1/2” maple rim with tortoise plastic binding . This banjo needs a bit of work to restore it to its former glory (needs reglue binding, fretwork, clean/adjust tuners, strings, set-up, etc. - sold AS-IS). Original case included. This instrument is in very good to excellent condition.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • SN 49981
  • 1922
  • VG-EC (needs reglue binding, fretwork, clean/adjust tuners, strings, set-up, etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • Tenor banjo
  • Satin natural finish
  • 1-3/8” nut
  • 1/2” multi-ply maple rim with tortoise plastic binding
  • 10-3/4” Slingerland Professional skin head
  • Dowel stick stamped “FAIRBANKS BANJO made by THE VEGA COMPANY, Boston Mass.” “STYLE R”, “Pat. Dates”, “WHYTE LAYDIE”, “49981”
  • 28 brackets
  • Bracket band
  • Whyte Laydie tone ring
  • No-Knot tailpiece
  • 2-piece maple neck
  • Bound ebony fingerboard 
  • Pearl dots and star inlays
  • 17 frets
  • Original tuners
  • Pearwood heel cap and peghead overlay features star inlay
  • 19-3/4” scale
  • Currently tuned DGBE
  • 6.6 lbs
  • OHSC (purple lining)
  • Made in USA

Vega Whyte Laydie Style R Tenor Banjo (1922)

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AS-IS

SKU: 80U-208067

Regular price
$950 USD
Regular price
$1,100 USD
Sale price
$950 USD
A prime candidate for a 5-string conversion, this Vega Whyte Laydie Style S Tenor Banjo was built in Boston way back in the jazz era, and retains its original classic features including a Whyte Laydie tone ring, 2-piece maple neck, ebony fingerboard, pearl dots and stars inlay, Slingerland skin head, 1/2” maple rim with tortoise plastic binding . This banjo needs a bit of work to restore it to its former glory (needs reglue binding, fretwork, clean/adjust tuners, strings, set-up, etc. - sold AS-IS). Original case included. This instrument is in very good to excellent condition.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • SN 49981
  • 1922
  • VG-EC (needs reglue binding, fretwork, clean/adjust tuners, strings, set-up, etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • Tenor banjo
  • Satin natural finish
  • 1-3/8” nut
  • 1/2” multi-ply maple rim with tortoise plastic binding
  • 10-3/4” Slingerland Professional skin head
  • Dowel stick stamped “FAIRBANKS BANJO made by THE VEGA COMPANY, Boston Mass.” “STYLE R”, “Pat. Dates”, “WHYTE LAYDIE”, “49981”
  • 28 brackets
  • Bracket band
  • Whyte Laydie tone ring
  • No-Knot tailpiece
  • 2-piece maple neck
  • Bound ebony fingerboard 
  • Pearl dots and star inlays
  • 17 frets
  • Original tuners
  • Pearwood heel cap and peghead overlay features star inlay
  • 19-3/4” scale
  • Currently tuned DGBE
  • 6.6 lbs
  • OHSC (purple lining)
  • Made in USA