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Stelling: Masters Cross Deluxe

Submitted by papasgottabanjo on 8/20/2013

Where Purchased: Guns and Banjo's Section, Al.

Year Purchased: 2013
Price Paid: 6900 ($US)


I play mainly in church and at some jam sessions. I don't have a pickup installed in it but it is extremely loud and notes very clear especially above the fifth fret.

Sound Rating: 10


I did have to tighten the head it was a little lose, but it could have changed due to humidity. Everything else was fine. Good string height .

Setup Rating: 9


The finish is as close to perfect as I think anyone could get. The wood and inlays are first quality.

Appearance Rating: 10


The hardware plating seems very durable , although I've only had the banjo a couple of months.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Emailed Geoff a few times always very responsive and helpful.

Customer Service: 9


All parts are top notch. Gold plate is excellent .

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I highly recommend these banjos especially the walnut models. They really sound great and any pictures I've seen don't compare to the real thing. It blows my 88 ESS away.

Overall Rating: 10

Guns and Banjos

Submitted by papasgottabanjo on 8/5/2013

Overall Comments

Clyde is a great guy to deal with. Just got my new Stelling Masters Cross Deluxe from him. Price was right and he kept me informed during the manufacturing process. Would recommend him to anyone.

Overall Rating: 10

Bridges: Purcell Bridges

Submitted by papasgottabanjo on 8/4/2013

Where Purchased:

Overall Comments

Tim's bridges sound great. I have purchased 3 different ones to experiment with and all of these sound terrific. I replaced a snuffy smith with one and I could tell a large difference in volume. Also Tim is a very nice guy to deal with.

Overall Rating: 10

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