|Comments||The beautiful Stelling Red Fox banjo is a new model, another superb example of Geoff Stelling’s fine craftsmanship.
Inspired by master banjoist Bill Emerson, the Red Fox features Stelling’s unique bronze ‘Wedge Fit’ tone ring fitted to a Tony Pass ‘Lost Timbre’ block rim. The Red Fox inlay on the headstock and abalone maple leaf inlay on the fingerboard help make this fine instrument really quite fetching.
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 also engineered their own unique heavy centrifugal cast bronze flange and machined tailpiece to create THE classic Stelling banjo sound.
|Serial Number||Varies as new; the Stelling Red Fox Banjo shown is number 6829, dated 5-14-12. Built at the Stelling Banjo Works shop on Banjo Lane in Afton, Virginia, USA.|
|Pricing||$4495 CAD with distinctive Stelling hardshell case.|
|Neck||AAA-curly maple neck, red stain, with grained-ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard and headplate; mother of pearl markers, Stelling logo, and lovely red fox inlay.|
|Frets||22 standard banjo profile frets, showing Stelling’s high quality fretwork.|
|Body||AAA-grade curly maple with red stain, Bronze ‘Wedge Fit’ tone ring and block rim.|
|Finish||Shaded Lacquer finish|
|Hardware/electronics||Nickel plated metal components, featuring the distinctive Stelling – engineered tailpiece and centrifugal cast bronze flange. Nickel plated tuners with ivoroid buttons.|
|Playability/Action||Plays very well as shipped from Stelling, and we will of course set the banjo up to the requirements of the player. Please follow this link to view a video of Grant MacNeill discussing banjo setup!|
|Case||Distinctive Stelling hardshell archtop ‘Canadian’ case by TKL included.|
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