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70s Stewmac Resonator banjo - Trade for Openback

Bought this from another member years ago thinking to take it to Europe where I was living but never did and it stayed with my sister. Now I don't remember what it was advertised as. I'm 99% sure it's a Stew Mac kit banjo from the 70s. I have another one that I know for sure is, and this is very similar. I posted to the collectors forum for help to ID it. It's probably a Stew Mac Eagle Style 3R (see catalog photo provided by another member, and the discussion link).

Interested in trade for a 5-string open-back of similar quality. I could possibly add some cash for the right thing. Could throw in a new, never opened Golden Gate Waverly style tailpiece that I was originally thinking to put on it. Continental US only please. More photos available.

Excellent condition with only a couple of minor scuffs.
Finished nicely with a dark reddish stain, with a few light smudges on the binding. Amateur finish job but overall not bad.
1-piece neck with truss rod. Probably mahogany (like my other one, which is a Style 1).
Cast-aluminum pot with integrated arch-top tone ring. Possibly by Ode but I don't know for sure. It's solid!
Friction tuners - they work, but they are what they are.
Mahogany resonator - attaches with 2 rather than 4 thumbscrews

Side note: these banjos can sound really sweet if you put on a Renaissance head, a heavy bridge, heavier gauge strings and tune it down to E or E flat, John Hartford style.


Interested? Contact Seller to arrange purchase


Posted By: MrNatch3L
United States, Cleveland, OH, 44118

Contact Info: 440 230 3262

Condition of Banjo: Used - Excellent Condition

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Type: 5-String Resonator, Brand: Stewart MacDonald

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