About this banjo
The White Laydie 250 Long Neck produces the plunky yet focused tone that’s long been a standard for Old Time and folk music. This banjo features an accurate replica of the classic three-piece Whyte Laydie tone ring, mated with a half-inch maple rim for maximum air chamber volume. The extra-long maple neck has a vintage heel design, a Fairbanks-style headstock shape and GT Master planetary tuners. Stylized cloud inlays adorn the bound ebony fretboard which terminates in a frailing scoop. The eleven-inch pot carries a Remo Renaissance head, a No-Knot tailpiece and dual coordinator rods for a solid neck fit and easy adjustments. A complete pro setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida helps to make the standard WL-250 Gold Tone’s most popular openback banjo ever.
Finish: Vintage Brown
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Tuners: GT Master Planets
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: White Ladye
Rim: 1/2″ Maple
Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
Binding: White ABS
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Head: 11″ HC Renaissance
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone
Scale Length: 32″
Weight: 7 lbs.
Strings: .012, .026w, .018, .016, .012
Option 1: SMP+ P
Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
Hard Case: HD14LN (Sold Separately)
Bag: HPBLNO (Sold Separately)
Left-Handed Available: No
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*FREE RAILROAD SPIKES
Also know as the 5th string capo, we recommend installing spikes on the 7th & 9th frets. This is a free service we include for all 5-string banjo purchases.
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*We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.