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"Stewball" 12 String; Stewart Port, 2003

Mahogany back and sides; Englemann spruce top; ebony bridge and fingerboard; french polished shellac finish. 26" scale length; neck width 1-15/16" at the nut; string spacing 2-3/8" at the bridge. Gotoh mini 16 to 1 tuners with pearloid buttons.

One of 8 made between 1995 to date, Inspired by 1920s Stellas and conversations with Marc Silber. Not exactly a copy (Eric Schoenberg calls it a "non-copy"), built like a Martin in construction quality and using the Stella's ladder bracing as a point of departure for design.

New; $3500, w/ hsc

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Stewart Port
Luthier
499 Embarcadero; Ste. 1—5
Oakland, Calif. 94606
510.763-7781
stewballsparlor@earthlink.net

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