S.S.Stewart, circa 1900
Special Thoroughbred

© Frank Ford, 1999; Photos by FF

Here are some photos of a fine S.S.Stewart 5-string banjo. The Special Thoroughbred was a popular model at the time, and this was the fanciest catalog version.

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No shortage of inlay, carving or laminations on this banjo! As with most Stewarts, the neck is cherry, with ebony peghead veneer and fingerboard.

The shell is solid nickel spun over a wooden core, with lots of marquetry inside. The other metal parts are silver plated.

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