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Eastman EBJ-WL1 Open Back Banjo with Hardshell Case

Eastman EBJ-WL1 Banjo
  • Eastman EBJ-WL1 Banjo
  • Eastman EBJ-WL Serial Number
  • Eastman EBJ-WL1 5th String Peg
  • Eastman EBJ-WL1 Brackets
  • Eastman EBJ-WL1 Banjo Makers Plate
  • Eastman EBJ-WL1 Banjo Heel
  • Eastman EBJ-WL1 Banjo
  • Eastman EBJ-WL1 Banjo Back
  • Eastman EBJ-WL1 Banjo front
  • Eastman EBJ-WL1 Banjo Headstock
  • Eastman EBJ-WL1 Banjo Close
  • £1,499.00

Eastman's beautiful Whyte Laydie No.2 Faithful 1903 recreation... Master luthiers at Eastman strings worked closely for three years with vintage instrument expert John Bernunzio (USA) to bring into production and to produce the Eastman EBJ-WL1 Open Back Banjo. Please see below for detailed specification.
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Buy your Eastman EBJ-WL1 Open Back Banjo with Hardshell Case from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

The Eastman EBJ-WL1 Replica: 1903 A.C.Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No.2
An excellent, authentic reproduction banjo for playing old-time, clawhammer / frailing and classical styles.

The original is replicated in every way with the exception of this banjo being fitted with planetary geared precision tuning machines. All of the materials employed in the EBJ-WL1 are period correct with maple neck. maple rim and ebony fingerboard.

Each hand built Eastman instrument is designed and constructed to provide the most demanding musician with excellent playability, superior tone and volume and unfailing reliability through excellent design.


  • Neck: Three Piece Maple / Ebony
  • Neck Binding: Cream Celluloid
  • Fingerboard Timber: Ebony
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Heel Cap: Ebony
  • Frets Number: 22
  • Inlays: Abalone
  • Headstock Veneer: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: Mother of Pearl
  • Tuners: Planetary Geared
  • Scale Length: 26" (660.40mm)


  • Rim: 4 ply Maple
  • Rim Diameter: 10-3/4"
  • Rim Inlays: faux Tortoise shell
  • Tone Ring: Reproduction Whyte Laydie
  • Head: Remo Weatherking Rennaissance with the Eastman Logo
  • Perch Pole: Original design Maple
  • Bracket Hooks: 28
  • Bracket Nuts: Closed Dome Type
  • Strtcher Band: Traditional Grooved
  • Bridge: Maple / ebony tipped
  • Tailpiece: No Knot

Finish: Vintage Varnish

Case: Hardshell case included in price

Warranty: Eastman lifetime Warranty against materials and workmanship


Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Frailing / Clawhammer
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
Number of Frets 19
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty Limited Lifetime Guarantee
Delivery & Returns

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In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

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Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

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