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Feb 26, 2021 - 4:36:14 PM
16 posts since 5/15/2018

This little Stewart belongs to a friend. He says he has al the shoes and brackets. Wondering where he could get a bridge, nut, head and tuning pegs for the little fella?

 

Feb 26, 2021 - 8:27:15 PM

rcc56

USA

3410 posts since 2/20/2016

Smakula Fretted instruments is our best supplier for parts for these old banjos.

Mar 7, 2021 - 2:55:29 AM

ahmet

USA

7 posts since 2/8/2008

Yep..... Bob Smakula is a good man for parts and knowledge and very helpful.

I specialize in small vintage banjos so if you get stuck give me a holler.

I have a website devoted to these little banjos:

piccoloplace.org/

Mar 9, 2021 - 12:07 AM
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Helix

USA

13809 posts since 8/30/2006

I love this stuff.

A friend of mine found a Lady Stewart in a gunny sack with some other junk up in the snow in the mountains. It's a spunover and the neck is still straight.

Your neck looks really good. Everybody will love the sound of this wonderful machine.

Mar 9, 2021 - 10:10:13 AM

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Could you provide the size of the rim and length of the neck (nut to rim or the length of the fingerboard)?

Mar 9, 2021 - 10:59:39 AM

11206 posts since 10/27/2006

If the holes are tapered, the original pegs were probably ivoroid with any of a number of knob designs. They can be found but will probably have to be reworked. OTOH, a set of fiddle pegs can be made to work. The cost for having that work done is about the same as the cost for the tools required to fit them properly.

If straight, there are a few patent pegs that will work. I have a set of vintage Champions in black — if your holes are 11/32" diameter, these are the correct pegs, if smaller, lots of sets in various parts boxes including mine. 

I have a set of Waverly 1614, 1625 and 2906 in white, for example — ok, way off white given their age.


 

Edited by - mikehalloran on 03/09/2021 11:01:27

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