Vega Whyte Laydie #7 Tenor 4 String Banjo 1920s

$1,795.00
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This banjo is in remarkable condition for its age.  Stunning woods, dramatic inlays and hand carving all reveal the quality of the piece.

These 4 string models are often converted to 5 string instruments.  This one is all original.  Frets and the back of the neck show wear, but the instrument was clearly respected by previous owners.  

Inscriptions inside the resonator reveal the origin of the two letter "C"s on the back of the resonator, one Cleon Chaney.  

A non original case is included.

  • Weight: 8lbs 2.7ozs
  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Flamed Maple 
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Yes
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 3/16"
  • Scale: 27"
  • Radius: 0"
  • Overall length: 37.25"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.92"
  • Neck thickness at 7th fret: 1.10"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: .090"
  • Action 7th String at 12th Fret: 1.10"
  • String gauge: .009-.030"
  • Hardware: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Case: Hard Shell Case
  • Notes: 

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