This is a 1984 Walnut Stelling Bellflower with ivoroid binding throughout. It's a banjo with the crisp Stelling-like sound you expect - you WILL be heard. It is in good condition and sounds great.
Has the correct original Stelling patented “pivot-pin” tailpiece for the banjo, and the original armrest. Also has 2 Keith tuners (a $250 improvement since the original tuners have been lost over the years.) Nice pearl flower and leaf fingerboard inlay.
As for its condition: It has been played over its 37 year life (Serial # 2765), and there is wear as you would expect but no cracks or damaged parts. There is some belt buckle rash on the resonator. The metal is solid but not shiny and if I wasn’t so busy I would remove every bracket and polish it. Basically clean, with scratches, pick wear, and some tarnished metal finish. Nothing serious and no cracks. Missing 1 thumbscrew for resonator bracket which I am trying to find. Ready to bust out right now.
Watch this video for more info. youtu.be/ZZQm0Tc13wE
This is a great banjo.
Stelling Banjo Chronology (Serial #s) stellingbanjo.com/blog/a-stell...ronology/
United States, Raleigh, NC
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Condition of Item(s):
Used - Good Condition
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