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For Sale: SOLD S.S. Stewart no. 50090 from late 1890's

Posted By: Carl Arcand (+35) | Rate Member
 Member 9+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member  Returns allowed with money back refund

$1,450 USD

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S.S.Stewart banjo made in around 1895 (Serial number no. 50090) in excellent playing condition.
Original tuners work fine and hold tuning.
The banjo neck show very little playing wear, the fingerboard and the frets are in very good condition.
No cracks, no repairs on the neck.
The spunover pot is solid and close to perfectly round, not twisted or cracked.
The nickel on brass plating has a nice patina, with all the original bracket shoes, bolts and nuts.
Some restoration work as been done on the pot assembly to make everything in shape for the next century of music playing.
A new goatskin head mounted on a brass hoop was installed on the pot.
The tension hoop ( that was in bad shape) was replaced by one from another Stewart banjo I have for parts.
Handmade in my shop S.S. Stewart tailpiece replica and added a feature that I first saw on a S.S. S. banjo that I acquired many years ago and that is a cushion made out of bone between the tailpiece and the tension hoop that keeps the tailpiece from bending toward the tension hoop.
26 1/4 inches scale.
10 1//2 inches diameter nickel plated brass over hard maple wood rim.
Setup with nylgut strings and 1/2 inch vintage bridge. Action is 3/16 inch at the last fret.
Very easy to play and a punchy old time sound.
Comes with a new superior hardshell case.
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Canada, PQ


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Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition



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