For Sale: 2015 Somerset Whyte – Laydie Prototype

My 2015 Somerset Whyte Laydie banjo is for sale.

Built in 2015 as a working prototype, I quickly fell in love with this instrument’s playability. I made it my everyday banjo for the next five years.

The neck of this banjo was shaped similar to an electric guitar, resulting in a light neck that is easy to fret. Coupled with the responsive Whyte Laydie tone ring, this banjo can hold its own in any setting.

As a prototype, this instrument lacks a bit of fit and finish, but that has no impact on playability or tine. It just plays like a dream. The frets up the neck could use a bit of dressing, and some of the bracket hooks are banged up. Wear and tear aside, this is a one of a kind banjo with tone and playability unlike anything else on the market right now.

  • Whyte Laydie tone ring
  • 3-ply maple rim
  • Maple neck
  • 3-band tuners
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • Rosewood fretboard, headstock overlay, and heel cap

Sold as-is. $1500.00 + shipping

Call 443-347-9387 for more information.