The new short-scale "Laydie Belle" Irish Tenor banjo is designed for playing traditional music. Loud and proud with a Whyte-Laydie tone ring and three-ply solid maple rim, the G9480 comes with special-gauge strings tuned GDAE (one octave below a mandolin) so mandolin and fiddle players can add banjo to their tonal palettes. With other string gauges it can also be tuned as a standard tenor (DGBE) for guitarists and ukulele players.
Other features include a three-piece maple/walnut/maple neck, 17-fret rosewood fingerboard with vintage-style B&D inlays, 19" scale, 24 tension brackets with notched hoop, 11" Remo High Crown Renaissance head, vintage-style "No Knot"-type tailpiece, 1 3/16" nut, geared die-cast machine heads, Vega-style armrest, nickel-plated hardware, and a luxurious amber maple gloss finish.
- SKU: GRE-2721010521
- Model Number: 2721010521
- UPC: 885978415649
Unique Features: 19" scale; "Whyte Laydie" tone ring; 24 brackets with notched hoop; vintage No-Knot tailpiece; 11" REMO High Crown Renaissance head; vintage B&D fingerboard inlays; Vega-style armrest.
Case/Gig Bag: Optional Gig Bag #099-6499-000
Strings: D'Addario, Loop-End, (.040NW, .030NW, .020, .016)
Body Binding: Tortoiseshell
Body Shape: Banjo
Bridge: Ebony-Tipped Maple
Tuning Machines: Geared Planetary
Neck Material: 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
Nut Width: 1.1875" (30.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Vintage B&D
Scale Length: 19.75" (502 mm)