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    The Acme Professional banjos were built by S.S. Stewart for Sears, Roebuck & Co. starting in 1894.  This banjo features a fancy pearl and abalone vine inlay on the fingerboard.  This one will make a good restoration project for someone. With chipboard SSC. VGC except needs new higher crown head, re-fret to straighten neck, dowel stick reset, replace inlays, etc. - sold AS-IS.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. 
For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880. 
  • SN 214
  • c.1900
  • VGC *(see below)
  • Cherry neck with carved heel
  • 22-fret pearwood fingerboard
  • Pearl and abalone vine inlay (several missing inlays)
  • Pearwood headstock overlay with heart, star and floral inlays
  • Friction tuners with ivoroid buttons (2nd string tuner needs repaired / replaced)
  • Metal clad maple rim (metal has been buffed out to brass finish)
  • 30 brackets (some replaced hooks and nuts)
  • 11" frosted top head
  • Dowel stick stamped "ACME PROFESSIONAL"
  • Stewart "Common Sense" tailpiece
  • Metal neck adjuster / brace
  • Small block of wood added on top of dowel stick by tailpiece
  • A few extra hooks and nuts in case (5 are missing by tailpiece and 2 shoes)
  • 1-1/4" nut, ~27" scale
  • Built by S.S. Stewart for Sears, Roebuck & Company
  • With chipboard SSC
  • *VGC except needs (new higher crown head, re-fret to straighten neck, dowel stick reset, replace inlays, etc. - sold AS-IS)



 

S.S, Stewart Acme Professional Openback Banjo (c.1900)

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AS-IS
Used

SKU: 60U-211839

Regular price
$600 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$600 USD
The Acme Professional banjos were built by S.S. Stewart for Sears, Roebuck & Co. starting in 1894.  This banjo features a fancy pearl and abalone vine inlay on the fingerboard.  This one will make a good restoration project for someone. With chipboard SSC. VGC except needs new higher crown head, re-fret to straighten neck, dowel stick reset, replace inlays, etc. - sold AS-IS.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. 
For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880. 
  • SN 214
  • c.1900
  • VGC *(see below)
  • Cherry neck with carved heel
  • 22-fret pearwood fingerboard
  • Pearl and abalone vine inlay (several missing inlays)
  • Pearwood headstock overlay with heart, star and floral inlays
  • Friction tuners with ivoroid buttons (2nd string tuner needs repaired / replaced)
  • Metal clad maple rim (metal has been buffed out to brass finish)
  • 30 brackets (some replaced hooks and nuts)
  • 11" frosted top head
  • Dowel stick stamped "ACME PROFESSIONAL"
  • Stewart "Common Sense" tailpiece
  • Metal neck adjuster / brace
  • Small block of wood added on top of dowel stick by tailpiece
  • A few extra hooks and nuts in case (5 are missing by tailpiece and 2 shoes)
  • 1-1/4" nut, ~27" scale
  • Built by S.S. Stewart for Sears, Roebuck & Company
  • With chipboard SSC
  • *VGC except needs (new higher crown head, re-fret to straighten neck, dowel stick reset, replace inlays, etc. - sold AS-IS)