125 – Custom 7 String Whyte Laydie Banjar

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This was one of the most unique and challenging projects I’ve had in a while. There aren’t a lot of people out there that would know what to do with so many strings. This unique creation was built for the talented Michael Nix and he really knows how to bring it to it’s full potential. Having played a similar 7 string banjo for years he knew just what he wanted to bring the instrument (that he’s dubbed the banjar) to the next level. Using early Vega banjos as a template we came up with this creative design to bring the best of what Vega had to offer for rim construction and hardware while keeping playability and tone forefront for the amount of strings that were needed.

  • 25-13/16″ Scale Length
  • 12″ Maple Rim with Bracket Band
  • Whyte Laydie Tone Ring
  • Mahogany 7 String Neck
  • Ebony Details
  • Hand Engraved Mother of Pearl Inlays
  • EVO Fretwire
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Antiqued Brass Hardware
  • Seeders Comfort Notched Tension Hoop
  • Seeders Mahogany Armrest
  • Black Tusq Nut
  • Custom 7 String Bridge
  • No-Knot style Tailpiece
  • Vintage Thin Nitrocellulose Satin Finish