Gretsch Guitars G9480 "Laydie Belle" Tenor Banjo

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Loud and proud with a Whyte-Laydie tone ring and three-ply solid maple rim.

The new short-scale "Laydie Belle" Irish Tenor banjo is designed for playing traditional music. Loud and proud with a Whyte-Laydie tone ring and three-ply solid maple rim, the G9480 comes with special-gauge strings for Irish Tenor tuned GDAE (one octave below a mandolin) so mandolin and fiddle players can add banjo to their tonal palettes. With other string gauges it can also be tuned as a standard tenor (CGDA) or "Chicago Tuning" (DGBE) for guitarists and ukulele players.

Other features include a three-piece maple/walnut/maple neck, 17-fret rosewood fingerboard with vintage-style B&D inlays, 19" scale, 24 tension brackets with notched hoop, 11" Remo High Crown Renaissance head, vintage-style "No Knot"-type tailpiece, 1 3/16" nut, geared die-cast machine heads, Vega-style armrest, nickel-plated hardware, and a luxurious amber maple gloss finish.

  • Body
  • Body Material: 3-Ply Solid Maple
  • Body Shape: Banjo
  • Body Finish: Amber Maple Gloss Finish
  • Body Binding: Tortoiseshell
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
  • Position Inlays: Vintage B&D
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
  • Neck Finish: Shaded Amber Maple Gloss
  • Nut Width: 1.1875" (30.1 mm)
  • Scale Length: 19.75" (502 mm)
  • Hardware
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
  • Bridge: Ebony-Tipped Maple
  • Tuning Machines: Geared Planetary
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: D'Addario, Loop-End, (.040NW, .030NW, .020, .016)
  • Unique Features: Tuned GDAE (one octave below a mandolin); 19" scale; "Whyte Laydie" tone ring; 24 brackets with notched hoop; vintage No-Knot tailpiece; 11" REMO High Crown Renaissance head; vintage B&D fingerboard inlays; Vega-style armrest.

Grab a versatile banjo that can handle a variety of musical styles. Order today.

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