Stewart-MacDonald 5-string Maple Banjo Bridge

These Stew-Mac 5-string banjo bridges are machined from dense maple and fitted with an ebony top that is pre-notched and spaced. The three footed 'Minstrel' bridge style has proved to be very popular over the years with top class players, it is fitted to many top class professional banjos that we sell here at Eagle Music.The Stew Mac 5 string bridges are available in 1/2", 5/8", 11/16", 9/16" and 3/4". If you wish to experiment for different sounds from your banjo many banjo players do! You can re-work the bridge and sand them thinner for a 'snappier' sound or sand, radius, 'canter' the tops (sand at an angle), feet or edges ...also in use, try 'canting' the bridge (set it at an angle in relation to the strings) to improve intonation ...The price is mimimal for the fun that you will have in experimenting! These bridges Have a string spacing of 1 11/16" string spacing (42.86mm)


Accessory Type
Instrument Suitability
1/2", 9/16", 11/16", 3/4", 5/8",
Number of Strings

Customer reviews

4.6 / 5
15 reviews for Stewart-MacDonald 5-string Maple Banjo Bridge
eKomi customer reviews
Michael Taudevin
Quality excellent.
Rated 5 out of 5
Ian Strain
as ordered, no concerns
Rated 4 out of 5
Ray Townsend
Good product
Rated 5 out of 5
Laurence Hodge
good quality would recommend to anyone
Rated 5 out of 5
Linda Biggs
Would use as a replacement bridge on my 5 string banjo hoping to cut down an irritating buzz on one of the strings. Unfortunately it made the problem worse so would not recommend product. Product itself seemed to be satisfactorily made.
Rated 3 out of 5