A Trip To Stelling Banjo
I recently went to Afton, Virginia to have some minor work done on my banjo. Geoff and Sherry Stelling were gracious hosts and gave me a tour of the shop and office while I waited. The shop is in an old schoolhouse on their property that they remodeled to accomodate their needs. This was the first time I'd been to a builder's shop, and it was very interesting to see the different stages of development that banjos go through. I thought you might be interested in seeing some pictures of the shop.
Bobbi Geyer, Webmaster

Brian polishes a resonator

Stelling bridges awaiting completion

Zack installed a 5th string nut on my banjo

Roughly shaped necks with fingerboards

Necks waiting to be stained and polished

Notes and sketches

A meat saw is used for cutting veneer

Resonator sides

Resonators glued and drying

Unplated tone rings

Tony Pass rims

Finished pot assemblies

Click HERE for pics of a custom Old Woody under construction.

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