A remarkably gently aged example of a nearly century-old Vega Style R Whyte Laydie Tenor Banjo, this Boston-built tenor boasts low, even action across an inlaid 21" bound ebony fingerboard, the lush, vibrant response of a maple rim with a Whyte Laydie tone ring, and the familiar feel of a lovingly played-in maple neck. Notably, a nearly 12" (11 7/8") head diameter lends this Vega a balanced projection ideal for jazz, ragtime, and Irish traditional tunes. Notes:
This 1924 Vega Style R Whyte Laydie Tenor Banjo is in Excellent condition, part of a climate-controlled family collection, with extremely light surface wear (all pictured) consistent with 100 year-old age and occasional home use. Includes functional original fitted case (taped where metal studs are poking through outer, one latch missing pin), vintage Gibson strings, and non-original (but era-correct) "pie plate" resonator, one pad missing adhesive, includes hardware.
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