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Vega Whyte Laydie Long Neck Banjo SOLD

April 27, 2014
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Comments In excellent playing condition, this Vega Whyte Laydie was converted in the 1960′s from regular to long neck. The stick and pot are from a Vega Whyte Ladyie. Long-neck banjos were fairly popular during that period, after their invention by the late Pete Seeger; it dramatically increases the versatility of the instrument. Barry Hunn at the Deering Banjo Company explains the history, purpose and practicality of the long-neck banjo in this article. The Whyte-Ladyie name refers to the tone ring; this innovation is a Vega Electric tone ring with an added bracket band holding the tension hooks, and was introduced by the A. C. Fairbanks company around 1901.

The Vega company was a prominent American musical instrument company that operated from 1881 to 1970, absorbing the A.C Fairbanks company in 1904 following a devastating fire.

In 1970, the rights to the Vega name were puchased by the CF Martin Company; in 1979 the Vega name was sold again to Galaxy Trading but finally, in 1989, the Deering Banjo Company acquired the Vega name and now produces excellent quality Vega banjos.

Serial Number 96056, dates to around 1935 and built in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Pricing $949.00 Canadian, without case. SOLD
Neck Cherry / Walnut neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard. – 32 1/8″ scale.
Frets Narrow frets with minor wear.
Body Vega Whyte Laydie tone pot and stick.
Finish Natural lacquer finish, with plenty of play wear.
Hardware/electronics Grover Presto Patent tailpiece, Grover Roto-matic tuners, Waverly 5th string peg. Capo tacks at frets 10, 12 and 13.
Playability/Action Very good.
Case Case not included.

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