THIS BANJO IS FOR SALE !! - I had thought of keeping it,but my progressive illness forces me to sell it.
The banjo was built by Geoff Stelling in February 1987 & bought by me from Frets Old & New (FON) in Liverpool UK. It was one of the first 3 Stelling Banjos to be imported into the UK. Dave Bresnen,the owner of FON,became the main EU rep. for Stelling.
The banjo has been well played & very carefully looked after,so much so,that even after 32 years,it could be taken for a new one. The frets are all original,& still 100% playable (no buzzes/rattles etc.). All the hardware is original,except for a new Armrest 5 years ago. The headstock is fully bound in Ivoroid - prior to Stelling discontinuing that on later models.
It comes complete with a pair of Keith D-tuners for the 2nd & 3rd strings - still fully working. As with all Stelling banjos,there are 5th string spikes in the fingerboard at the 7th / 8th & 9th frets. It comes with an excellent Mt. Leatherworks banjo strap,& it's housed in a TKL Banjo case.
It can be seen here - back in 1991 & it still looks as good today :- youtu.be/CWGqNZeVld8 (Me in Pink shirt)
Currently,a new Stelling 'Bellflower' banjo would cost around £3,850,so my asking price is £2,000 below that.
The banjo is 100% playable as it stands & requires no work to be done on it. I haven't played it very much over the past 13 years,i simply kept it 'good'. Failing health obliges me to part with it.
Buyer to inspect / play banjo & to collect.
Check/Money Order, Cash (in person)
Payment Option Notes:
A cheque is acceptable. Banjo to be collected after cheque clears.
Returns not accepted.
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Excellent Condition
Phone number is Manchester 0161 740 7219 - Land line only.
This ad will automatically expire 9/1/2019 10:38:12 PM unless updated before that date. To keep the system current, ads expire if not updated for more than 60 days.
'Brandywine ' 4 hrs
'tab this one?' 6 hrs
'Scaffolding' 7 hrs