G9480 "Laydie Belle" 17 Fret Irish Tenor Banjo, Whyte-Laydie Tone-Ring

SKU #2721010521
MSRP $1,249.00


Model Name G9480 "Laydie Belle" 17 Fret Irish Tenor Banjo, Whyte-Laydie Tone-Ring  
Model Number 2721010521  
MSRP MSRP $1,249.00  
Series Gretsch® Roots Collection  
Color Amber
Build Folk & Bluegrass
Body 3-Ply Maple  
Body Shape Banjo
Neck Material 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple  
Neck Finish Amber Maple Gloss Finish  
Neck Shape Vintage Soft "U"  
Scale Length 19.75" (502 mm)  
Number of Frets 17  
Nut Delrin®  
Nut Width 1.1875" (30.1 mm)  
Position Inlays Abalone Dots/Diamonds  
Controls NA  
Bridge Maple/Ebony
Tuning Machines Geared Planetary  
Pickguard None  
Orientation Right-Hand
Strings D'Addario® Loop-End, (.040NW, .030NW, .020, .016)  
Included Accessories Optional: 099-6483-000 G2182 Gig Bag  

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

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 and nickel-plated hardware.
Optional G2193 Irish Tenor Gig Bag (#099-6499-000).

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