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    A nice vintage openback banjo, this S.S. Stewart Special Thoroughbred has a cherry neck with a fancy carved heel and 3-layers of wood underlay on the neck, among many other attractive attributes. It plays okay, but is sold AS-IS (see More Details below). A period hardshell case is included. This instrument is in ver good to excellent condition.
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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 51234
  • c.1899
  • VG-EC *(see below)
  • Original finish
  • Cherry neck with fancy carved heel
  • V-profile up to 5th fret then fills out to more of a C-shape
  • Cherry dowel stick, adjustable neck brace
  • Metal clad maple rim with amber finish
  • Fancy peghead shape
  • Headstock overlay features fancy floral pearl and abalone inlays
  • Friction tuners with cream buttons, nylon strings
  • 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl diamond inlays
  • ~10-1/2" plastic head, 28 brackets (one changed lug)
  • No Knot Elite tailpiece, wire armrest
  • Grained ivoroid "S.S. STEWART / PHIL'A. PA." plaque on dowel stick
  • Grained ivoroid "SPECIAL THOROUGHBRED" plaque on rim
  • Headstock shape "TRADE / S.S.S. / MARK" stamped on dowel stick
  • Circular trade mark on rim with picture of a Thoroughbred horse 
  • 1-1/4" nut, ~26-3/8" scale
  • Built in Philadelphia.
  • With period HSC (burgundy lining)
  • *VG-EC except could use some work (replace head, dress frets, restring and setup, etc. - plays okay, sold AS-IS)

S.S. Stewart Special Thoroughbred (c.1899)

International Fees
AS-IS

SKU: 60U-208996

Regular price
$1,700 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$1,700 USD
A nice vintage openback banjo, this S.S. Stewart Special Thoroughbred has a cherry neck with a fancy carved heel and 3-layers of wood underlay on the neck, among many other attractive attributes. It plays okay, but is sold AS-IS (see More Details below). A period hardshell case is included. This instrument is in ver good to excellent condition.
More Details

More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • SN 51234
  • c.1899
  • VG-EC *(see below)
  • Original finish
  • Cherry neck with fancy carved heel
  • V-profile up to 5th fret then fills out to more of a C-shape
  • Cherry dowel stick, adjustable neck brace
  • Metal clad maple rim with amber finish
  • Fancy peghead shape
  • Headstock overlay features fancy floral pearl and abalone inlays
  • Friction tuners with cream buttons, nylon strings
  • 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl diamond inlays
  • ~10-1/2" plastic head, 28 brackets (one changed lug)
  • No Knot Elite tailpiece, wire armrest
  • Grained ivoroid "S.S. STEWART / PHIL'A. PA." plaque on dowel stick
  • Grained ivoroid "SPECIAL THOROUGHBRED" plaque on rim
  • Headstock shape "TRADE / S.S.S. / MARK" stamped on dowel stick
  • Circular trade mark on rim with picture of a Thoroughbred horse 
  • 1-1/4" nut, ~26-3/8" scale
  • Built in Philadelphia.
  • With period HSC (burgundy lining)
  • *VG-EC except could use some work (replace head, dress frets, restring and setup, etc. - plays okay, sold AS-IS)