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

Model: 2721010521

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).


Model Name: G9480 "Laydie Belle" 17 Fret Irish Tenor Banjo, Whyte-Laydie Tone-Ring
Model Number: 2721010521
Series: Gretsch® Roots Collection
MSRP: $1249.00
Color: Amber


Body Shape: Banjo
Rosette: NA
Body Binding: Tortoiseshell
Body Material: 3-ply Maple
Body Finish: Amber Maple Gloss Finish


Neck Material: 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
Scale Length: 19.75" (502 mm)
Number of Frets: 17
String Nut: Delrin®
Nut Width: 1.1875" (30.1 mm)
Neck Finish: Amber Maple Gloss Finish
Position Inlays: Abalone Dots/Diamonds


Bridge: Ebony-Tipped Maple
Tuning Machines: Geared Planetary
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: None


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.
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