|Comments|| Here we have another superb example of Geoff Stelling’s craftsmanship – the Stelling Bellflower Banjo.
This banjo is the basis of the Stelling Sunflower Banjo, and features Virginia Black Walnut construction to the Sunflower’s flame maple. This provides a somewhat warmer, rounder tone.
We were thrilled to renew our dealership with Stelling and now carry three models as standard stocking representation of these fine banjos.
Stelling established themselves as a benchmark in modern banjo construction with a unique approach to tone ring to rim construction that ensures maximum ring to rim contact for full tonal transmission.
Stelling engineered their own unique heavy centrifugal cast bronze flange and machined tailpiece to create THE classic Stelling banjo sound.
Made of Virginia Black Walnut, the Stelling Bellflower Banjo boasts the natural beauty of unstained wood. A simple, yet elegant floral inlay pattern, combined with tasteful ivoroid/black/ivoroid binding on the neck and resonator make the Bellflower the choice of many banjo players.
|Serial Number||Varies as new; the banjo shown is #6821. Built at the Stelling Banjo Works shop on Banjo Lane in Afton, Virginia, USA.|
|Pricing||$4495 CAD with Stelling hardshell case.|
|Neck||Virginia Black Walnut neck with bound ebony fingerboard; floral motif mother of pearl position inlays and ‘Bellflower’ engraved at 19th fret block. Ebony headplate with Stelling inlay with floral theme accents.|
|Frets||23 standard frets.|
|Body||Virginia Black Walnut resonator and nickel plated parts, and Stelling – engineered centrifugal cast bronze flange.|
|Finish||Gloss clear finish to show off the natural beauty of Black Walnut.|
|Hardware/electronics||Nickel plated tuners and metal parts. Stelling engineered their own machined tailpiece and centrifugal cast bronze flange.|
|Playability/Action||Plays well right out of the box and we will of course set up each banjo to the specific requirements of the player. Please follow this link to view a video of Grant MacNeill discussing banjo setup!|
|Case||Stelling hardshell case included.|
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