A. C. Fairbanks, Whyte Laydie No. 2, Banjo, 5-string, 1909, Boston
A classic Whyte Laydie with a 10 15/16″ maple rim with light colored tortoise colored plastic bindings, Whyte Laydie tone-ring, and a skin head. There are 28 brackets with a mixture of open and closed Vega bracket nuts. The two-piece maple neck has an ebony fingerboard with engraved pearl inlays. The ebonized peghead overlay is inlaid with an engraved gryphon. The No-Knot tailpiece is a modern reproduction. The ebonized heelcap over an extra layer of maple & ebony is original, but not often seen. Scale Length is 27″. Overall very good condition with a later hard case.
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