Gretsch G9480 Laydie Belle Irish Tenor Banjo

£642.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 42826

  • Short scale Banjo
  • Laydie Belle Irish Tenor
  • Ideal for Traditional Music
  • Can be Tuned to DGBE

Gretsch G9480 Laydie Belle Irish Tenor Banjo


The short scale Laydie Belle Irish Tenor Banjo is designed for lovers of traditional music. The banjo has a Whyte Laydie tone ring and good volume. The G9480 comes with a three ply solid Maple rim and special gauge strings tuned GDAE (one octave below a mandolin), so mandolin and fiddle players can add banjo to their tonal palettes. The G9480 banjo can, with other string gauges, also be tuned as a standard tenor (DGBE) for guitarists and ukulele players.

Product Ref: 42826

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Body & Bridge

  • Series Gretsch® Roots Collection
  • Body Style: Open Back Banjo
  • Body: 3 Ply Solid Maple
  • Body Finish: Amber Maple Gloss Finish
  • Bridge: Ebony Tipped Maple

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: 3 Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple, Vintage Soft "U" Shape
  • Neck Finish: Shaded Amber Maple Gloss Finish
  • Nut Width: 1.1875" (30.1625 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 17
  • Position Inlays: Vintage B&D Inlays
  • Scale Length: 19.75" (502 mm)


  • Hardware: Nickel-Plated
  • Tuning Machines: Geared Planetary Tuners
  • Strings: D'Addario Loop End (.040NW, .030NW, .020, .016)
  • Incl. Accessories: 4 mm Truss-Rod Adjustment Hex Wrench
  • Other Features: 19" scale, "Whyte Laydie" tone ring, 24 brackets with notched hoop, vintage No-Knot style tailpiece, 11" REMO High Crown Renaissance head, vintage B&D fingerboard inlays, Vega-style armrest