Fairbanks by Vega Whyte Laydie No. 2

  • Very Good + Condition
  • Year: 1910
  • Includes Hard Shell Case
  • Serial #: 26478


A fine example of a Fairbanks by Vega Whyte Laydie No. 2 w/ favorable specifications, built about 1910, soon after the Tub-a-phone model was introduced. The rim assembly measures 10-3/4" in diameter, and is of lightly stained maple, with tortoise binding on the interior; correct stamps present on dowel and rim, with some extra marks from maybe a past resonator situation; original nickel plated hardware including bracket band, and No Knot tailpiece w/ adjustable cams. The three piece maple neck is fully bound with thin original frets (very light wear only), and finely engraved pearl inlay on the ebony board, and a fine griffon on the pearwood peghead overlay (only light scratches and surface separations). Equipped with original friction tuners. Some light wear on the back of the neck, and finish impressions along the center lamination. The neck is in very nice shape with light forward relief. 26" scale length, ~1-3/8" nut width.


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