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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 

  • Nice straight neck! 
  • SN 53228 
  • c.1890 
  • VG-EC 
  • Original semi-gloss 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 
  • Neck brace stamped "PAT. / JULY 17,94." 
  • Metal clad maple rim with amber finish 
  • Fancy peghead shape 
  • Newer nut 
  • Headstock overlay features fancy floral pearl and abalone inlays 
  • Friction tuners with ivoroid buttons (2 appear replaced) 
  • 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl diamond-shaped inlays 
  • Tan-brown-green wood underlay under fingerboard and headstock 
  • Back of headstock stamped "S.S. STEWART / PHIL'A U.S.A." 
  • ~10-1/2" skin head (small patch on underside of head) 
  • 28 brackets Stewart "Common Sense" tailpiece with original flower 
  • Grained ivoroid "S.S. STEWART / PHIL'A. PA." plaque on dowel stick 
  • Grained ivoroid "SPECIAL THOROUGHBRED" plaque on rim 
  • Stamped headstock shape with "TRADE / S.S.S. / MARK" stamped on dowel stick 
  • Circular trade mark on rim with picture of a Thoroughbred horse 
  • 1-1/4" nut, ~26-1/4" scale 
  • With recent Superior hardshell case (green lining) 
  • On consignment

S.S. Stewart Special Thoroughbred Open Back Banjo (c.1890)

S.S. Stewart Special Thoroughbred Open Back Banjo (c.1890)

Expert Setup
Intl. Fees
Used

SKU: 60U-218767

Regular price $2,750 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,750.00 USD
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This circa 1890 S.S. Stewart Special Thoroughbred openback banjo is a fine example of its model. It features a cherry neck with a carved heel and a metal-clad maple rim, fancy peghead inlays, and Stewart "Common Sense" tailpiece complete with the original flower detail. Included with this banjo is a recent Superior hardshell case with green lining. In Very Good to Excellent Condition (VG-EC), this instrument is on consignment.
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More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. 
For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 

  • Nice straight neck! 
  • SN 53228 
  • c.1890 
  • VG-EC 
  • Original semi-gloss 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 
  • Neck brace stamped "PAT. / JULY 17,94." 
  • Metal clad maple rim with amber finish 
  • Fancy peghead shape 
  • Newer nut 
  • Headstock overlay features fancy floral pearl and abalone inlays 
  • Friction tuners with ivoroid buttons (2 appear replaced) 
  • 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl diamond-shaped inlays 
  • Tan-brown-green wood underlay under fingerboard and headstock 
  • Back of headstock stamped "S.S. STEWART / PHIL'A U.S.A." 
  • ~10-1/2" skin head (small patch on underside of head) 
  • 28 brackets Stewart "Common Sense" tailpiece with original flower 
  • Grained ivoroid "S.S. STEWART / PHIL'A. PA." plaque on dowel stick 
  • Grained ivoroid "SPECIAL THOROUGHBRED" plaque on rim 
  • Stamped headstock shape with "TRADE / S.S.S. / MARK" stamped on dowel stick 
  • Circular trade mark on rim with picture of a Thoroughbred horse 
  • 1-1/4" nut, ~26-1/4" scale 
  • With recent Superior hardshell case (green lining) 
  • On consignment
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