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❌SOLD❌ Whyte Laydie Style Banjo Unknown Builder, 1980s

❌SOLD❌ Whyte Laydie Style Banjo Unknown Builder, 1980s

The originals of the Whyte Laydie style banjos were made by the Fairbanks company around the turn of the 20th century, with a particular type of tone ring. The Whyte Laydie tone ring is a scalloped brass ring with a steel tone hoop, which provides higher volume, sustain and ‘ringing’ tone. A C Fairbanks was a large musical instrument manufacturer in Boston, but in 1904 suffered a devastating workshop fire, for which they were under insured.

Used
Price: $1,799.00 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Luke Mercier Flushfret Cubley/Fairbanks Banjo No. 36, 2005

❌ SOLD ❌ Luke Mercier Flushfret Cubley/Fairbanks Banjo No. 36, 2005

Luke Mercier Flushfret Cubley/Fairbanks Banjo No. 36, 2005

Used
Price: $1,650.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Bacon Professional FF Special 5 String Open Back Banjo, 1914

❌SOLD❌ Bacon Professional FF Special 5 String Open Back Banjo, 1914

This is a very nice Bacon Professional FF Special 5-string open back banjo, built for Fredrick J Bacon of Forest Dale, Vermont, around 1914 by the Vega company. Fred Bacon was a very well known professional banjo player who achieved the ultimate in his time’s mass media exposure – recording for Thomas Edison’s Phonograph Company. The Bacon Banjo Company was formed by Bacon and his wife at their home in Forest Dale, VT in 1906. The banjos were actually built to order by various companies, but primarily by Vega. In 1914, the celluloid Bacon label seen in one of the rear views here appeared in the company catalog. The Bacon Professional FF Special was produced around 1914.

Vintage
Price: $4,375.00 CAD

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Eastman EBJ-WL1 Whyte Laydie Banjo

Eastman EBJ-WL1 Whyte Laydie Banjo

A faithful reproduction of the famous Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No.2, the Eastman EBJ-WL1 ‘Whyte Laydie’ open back banjo hearkens back to the early 20th century.

New
Price: $1,739.00 CAD
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