6 comments on “1889 S. S. Stewart American Princess #2”
Saturday, December 8, 2007 @12:46:26 PM
Very nice! Stewart Princesses have 10" heads?
Monday, May 5, 2008 @12:38:28 PM
Star and moon, star and moon!
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @1:16:19 PM
where did you get that resonator?
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @1:24:54 PM
Jim, yes, the American Princess models all have the smaller 10" heads and a shorter neck (although still standard scale).
Darius, the resonator is a ca. 1900 nickle plated brass spin-on hubcap resonator. They were available as banjo accessories from a number of manufacturers from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. I got this one on eBay.
billy stewart Says:
Monday, November 16, 2009 @8:24:33 AM
is that tuner???? and does it work well????
Monday, November 16, 2009 @9:56:47 AM
Yes, that was an Intellitouch tuner there mounted on the rim, and yes it worked nicely. I've recently moved to a simpler, more compact (and less expensive) tuner mounted there and am equally happy with it. My four main playing banjos all have electronic tuners mounted directly on their rims, so I don't have to chase around looking for a tuner when I need it. It's pretty handy.
Most of the electronic tuners have a clip mounted to them with a screw-and-hinge mechanism. I remove the screw, take off the clip, put the screw back with a thick hair-band anchored to it. That hair band then becomes the mounting system for the tuner, running it underneath a couple of hooks on the banjo rim.
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