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Whyte Laydie Banjo

Price: $1,950.00 USD


Whyte Laydie, open back 5-String banjo with hard shell case. I am the original owner of this banjo, which I bought directly from Bart Reiter in the 1970s (SN# 569). The banjo is virtually unplayed; I play my older/less-fancy open back Bart Reiter Whyte Laydie banjo instead. Natural finish; 5/8 inch three-ply laminated maple rim; metal bracket band with 24 brackets and shoes; tortoise plastic binding on inside of rim; rosewood rim cap; 11" Fiberskyn head; Whyte Laydie tone ring; Waverly tailpiece; Vega old time style armrest; curly maple neck bound ebony fret board with 22 frets (RR spike at 7th fret); and scroll, star and dot inlays; laminated ebony peg head with scroll, gryphon and star inlays; geared tuners with pearl buttons; ebony heel cap with thistle inlay. Made in Lansing, Michigan. $1,900.00


Whyte Laydie tone ring
Ebony fingerboard and peghead veneer
Hard maple neck
Ivoroid fingerboard binding
Fancy engraved pearl with star, gryphon and scroll inlaid in peghead
Dot position markers with scroll at first and star at fifth fret; thistle inlay in heel cap
Satin lacquer finish

Rim Construction:

Three ply laminated maple
5/8 inch wall thickness
11 inch diameter
Notched tension hoop
Metal backet band with 24 L-shoe brackets
Fiberskyn head
Rosewood cap on bottom of rim
5/8 inch ebony top bridge
Vega “old time” style armrest & Waverly tailpiece

Neck Construction

26 1/4 inch scale length
22 nickel silver frets
Steel reinforced
Maple dowel stick
Ebony veneer lamination in center of neck with thistle inlay on ebony heel cap
4 planetary tuning pegs with pearl buttons
Geared fifth peg with pearl button
Traditional peghead shape and neck contour

Interested? Contact Seller to arrange purchase

Posted By: Thomas Curran
United States, 105 Southwind Reach, Peachtree City, GA 30269, Peachtre City, GA, 30269

Contact Info: 770-853-0561

Condition of Banjo: Used - Mint Condition

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Type: 5-String Openback, Brand: Bart Reiter

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