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gweetarpicker
Apr-06-2018, 1:13pm
This week's unusual instrument is a circa 1910 Fairbanks Vega Whyte Laydie No. 2 Banjorine. Vega used the spelling "banjorine" while SS Stewart who is credited with developing the instrument spelled it "banjeaurine." Short 19 3/4" scale length tuned cFCEG, a fourth higher than regular classic banjo tuning. Engraved gryphon headstock inlay. I play it fingerstyle and clawhammer style.

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gweetarpicker
Apr-16-2018, 11:15am
Photos of a Whyte Laydie's electric tone ring...

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Timbofood
Apr-18-2018, 3:35pm
I had a friend that owned one of those way back when.