052 – 12″ Engraved Lion Head Whyte Laydie Banjo

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This banjo is loosely based on early the golden age of Fairbanks and Fairbanks and Cole banjos. I redesigned the classic lion head griffin giving it a more fierce and lion like head. Using the original inlay patterns I created my own engravings giving it a traditional but more refined look. The curly maple 12″ rim features a Whyte Laydie tone ring with ivoroid binding and antiqued raw brass hardware. The tone from the 12″ Whyte Laydie is deep and precise. Paired with the elegant looks this is one of the finest of banjos available from Seeders Instruments.

  • 25.5″ Scale Length
  • 12″ Curly Maple Rim
  • Whyte Laydie Tone Ring
  • Hand Engraved Mother of Pearl Inlays
  • Antiqued Brass Hardware
  • Striped Ebony Fingerboard
  • EVO Fretwire
  • Seeders Pointed Nuts
  • 1-5/16″ Nut
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Red Amber Stain
  • Cole Boat Heel
  • Seeders Violin Bridge
  • Hard Oil Finish