Bart Reiter's Regent model upgrades his ever popular Standard 11" banjo with a maple rim and neck and a whyte laydie tone ring. Both features add projection, clarity, and volume to the sound. The Whyte Laydie tone ring in particular adds power and substance that is apparent from the first strum. This banjo sounds terrific solo and shines when played with others, as the heaver tone ring adds enough volume to ably compete with most other instruments. Priced with hard case.