Bart Reiter hasn't offered any of his engraved inlay Vega-style models for years, and this has serial number 313 so it's an early example. Birds-eye maple is a nice plus, and the condition is excellent. The lacquer has a fair amount of weather checking, especially on the headstock, but you can't have everything perfect in a 30 year-old banjo. Ebony fingerboard has some wear but the frets are nearly perfect. There's a small nick to the finish on the cap to the back of the shell but no real handling wear. Comes in the new case shown.

stock no. 57916

ModelWhyte Laydie No. 2 5 String
Scale length26 1/4"
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMaple
Shelllaminated maple
Tone ringWhyte Laydie
Total frets22
Tuners4 planetary, 5th geared
Serial No313