Eastman EBJ-WL1 Whyte Laydie Openback Banjo With Case

This little jewel of a banjo is rooted in history and tradition!

It’s based on an early 1900’s Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No.2 banjo, and it really gets a lot of things right.  Almost everything right if I’m being honest.  I love everything about it...from the look, feel, tone, playability, and all the little details such as the tortoise binding inside the rim and the bracket band.  You really can’t go wrong here if you’re in the market for this type of banjo.  Includes Free Hardshell Case, Professional Setup, Lifetime Warranty, Free Spike Installation, and Free Shipping!

  • 10-3/4" diameter, 5/16" thick maple rim
  • Double-tortoise bound inner wall
  • Maple neck with ebony center strip and heel cap
  • Ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with engraved diamonds (plus star at 5th and scroll at 1st fret)
  • Pearl inlays
  • ~25 5/8" scale
  • 1 1/4" wide bone nut
  • Whyte Laydie tone ring
  • 28 brackets with bracket band
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • Renaissance head
  • No-knot tailpiece
  • Ebony capped maple bridge
  • Geared pegs with pearloid buttons
  • Nickel hardware
  • Genuine varnish finish
  • Manufacturer Lifetime Warranty
  • Includes a bump-style hardshell case

If you've got questions, shoot us a message or give us a call at 833-BANJOBEN (833-226-5623).

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