The Eastman EBJ-WL1 is a faithful recreation of a 1903 A. C. Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No. 2. We worked very closely with world renowned vintage instrument expert John Bernunzio over a three year period to develop this awe-inspiring work of art. It is reverse engineered from an extant example of the iconic open backed turn-of-the-century banjo and mimics the original in every way with the exception of the geared tuners.
All of the materials employed in the EBJ-WL1 are period correct with maple neck and rim and ebony fingerboards. The rim is light weight, 3/8” thick and 10-3/4” in diameter. The scale length is 26”.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
The exact appearance of new instruments vary. These photos may not be of the actual instrument you will be receiving. Actual photos available upon request.
Rim Dimensions: 3/8” thick and 10-3/4” in diameter
Neck: 3 Piece Maple/Ebony
Inlay: Custom Pearl
Tuning Machines: Chrome Planetary
Eastman Hardshell Case Included
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary.