Here we have a 1920s J.R. Stewart X-braced Le Domino in rare Blonde finish. This is one of the best sounding examples we’ve had come through the shop and we have seen a number of them.
Basic Specs: Nickel 3-on-a-plate tuners. 1 13/16 inch Bone nut. Maple or Mahogany neck with a 24.75 inch scale length. Neck depth of .86 inches at the first fret and 1.20 inches at the twelfth fret. Neck/body joint has been reinforced with the screw which attaches the upper strap button. Dyed Fruitwood fingerboard with 18 original frets. Black painted Maple bridge with bone saddle. Saddle has been taken down as far as it can go, but the guitar is playing nicely as is. Natural finish on top. Double bound body. Fingerboard and Rosette decals are all in excellent condition which is unusual in a guitar of this age.
Sounds clear, bright, and strong. One of the early X-braced models made by J.R. Stewart in the 20s. Comes with a nice-fitting but non-original hardshell case.
Make: J.R. Stewart
Model: Le Domino
Case: Non-original but well-fitting Hardshell Case
Weight: 3 pounds
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition
Modifications: Replaced nut; replaced saddle, added upper strap button with screw reinforcing neck/body joint
Comments: This one is the earlier J.R. Stewart X-braced model from the 1920s.