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1875-1904 SS Stewart was a prominent banjo and guitar maker in the late 19th and early 20th century to 1904. Brand was acquired by Bugellsein & Jacobsen of New York and the brand was used on guitars into the 1960s. [Source: Vintage Guitar Price Guide]

Update 25/5/2011. I was contacted and sent photos of a dreadnought D35 style guitar bearing SS Stewart name made in New York and clearly a more modern instrument possibly 1970s/80s from Korea. “General quality level is “flashy paint on a cheap car”: all laminate including the top, substandard materials where they don’t readily show (note the black dye worn off the fingerboard on the close-up of the headstock, for instance), and pretty sloppy construction/gluing inside the soundbox”  [Source: No Picks]

Mugwumps SS Stewart Banjo Page

Made by Martin, some by Harmony [Source: Harmony] and Gibson [Source: Gruhn’s Guide To Vintage Guitars ]

S.S. Stewart’s banjo, guitar and mandolin journal – an amazing resource of articles from 1884-1900

Example SS Stewart Parlor Guitar

S.S.Stewart Phil'a. PA.SS Stewart guitar labelSS Stewart electric guitar

Image SS Stewart acoustic guitar courtesy Robert Trostle

Modern image courtesy of No Picks