S.S.Stewart, circa 1900
Lady Stewart

© Frank Ford, 2000; Photos by FF

This little 5-string is set to travel. With its nine inch head and 23 inch scale, the enitre instrument is only four inches longer than my Gibson A-4 mandolin. This one was converted to geared pegs quite a while ago, and works well with steel strings.

OK, it wasn't made as a traveler. But the banjo ensemble era is long past, so why not let it do modern duty? By the way, it sounds great tuned to "A."

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The Lady Stewart was too small to receive the patented adjustable neck brace.

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