Im currently restoring the exact Stewart that you have and the neck is real loose, im tring to get it off with out steaming but there seems top be something holding it on. I was wondering if when you got your neck off was there a dowel or screw holding the neck onto the neck block or you have shown a pic where there is a metal reinforcement rod in any way was that holding the neck on and also i have whats left of the top of the bridge somebody had converted it to a lefty and filed the bridge to about an eighth of an inch im planning to use the remainder and make a new one by chance could you photograph yours up close and maybe give me the dimensions it would help alot when i got to put the neck back on ive been searching on the net for awhile for this Model of SS Stewart i got mine at a sally ann auction. I see you live in canada im in guelph ontario if you could help it would be much appreciated
Sorry for the long delay in replying, I have been busy and have not checked in on my site for a long time! To answer some of your questions, the neck is reinforced with a rectangular steel bar, but this has nothing to do with the neck joint. There was nothing else holding the neck in.
As far as the bridge, I do not think it is the original bridge based on other pictures I found online. Height of the bridge would probably depend more on neck angle. Speaking of neck angle, after being strung up for a while mine looks like it needs for done on the angle. I think the neck block might be a bit loose so I need to do some more work on this guitar.