1893 Lady Stewart 5 String Banjo S S Stewart Company
This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-09)
Price : US $425.00
This is an old S. S. Stewart 'Lady Stewart' 5-string banjo. Serial #11266. Based on research, this puts the banjo's construction at somewhere between 1889 and 1894. S.S. Stewart was in business from 1878 to 1915, when it was sold.
Please see all images for details of condition. I am a complete novice with regards to collectible banjos, so you will have to ask appropriate questions. I try to be very honest in my eBay dealings, and will be happy to look over the banjo if you have a specific concern.
Here are the flaws that my untrained eye can see: One of the upper pegs (tuners) is missing, as is the peg for the fifth string. Bridge is missing and needs replacement. Obviously, strings are broken. (I've read that you should string these old Stewart banjos with catgut instead of wire; this has broken wire strings on it now but there is no obvious bending of the neck.) Shows scuffing and other such signs of wear. You, as the banjo experts, can look at the photos and make observations about the condition. If you e-mail me questions or remarks that help reveal the history, specifics, or condition of the banjo, I will post them so that others can see them.
I purchased this banjo in a lot with two other old banjos from an elderly couple. I am going to set a reserve of $250 on this banjo, to be sure that I will make back the money I spent on these instruments. Beyond tha
This banjo is sold (sold on 2008-08-09)
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