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”.

EBJ-WL1 Banjo

  • Rim Dimensions: 3/8” thick and 10-3/4” in diameter
  • Hoop: Maple
  • Neck: 3 Piece Maple/Ebony
  • Head: Coated
  • Finish: Varnish
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlay: Custom Pearl
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Planetary
  • Nut: Bone
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included
  • Suggested retail price: $1,700