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.
|Model Name:||G9480 ""Laydie Belle"" Irish Tenor Banjo|
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|Body Material:||3-Ply Solid Maple|
|Body Finish:||Amber Maple Gloss Finish|
|Neck Shape:||Vintage Soft ""U""|
|Position Inlays:||Vintage B&D|
|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)|
|Tuning Machines:||Geared Planetary|
|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.|
|Case Gig Bags:||Optional Gig Bag #099-6499-000|