This year will be the last year for Stelling Banjoworks. Over the course of the year, we will be wrapping things up and shuttering the business. It has been our pleasure to serve you these many years.

Effective Immediately:

We will no longer take in any repair work (such as fret jobs and broken necks, refinishing, replating, etc.)
Please do not send us any banjos for repair work at all.

We are assembling a list of banjo shops for repairs in a future notice.

The on-line shopping page will still be open, but deliveries may take a week or so more to arrive since we will check and fulfill those orders on a weekly basis.

Please be aware: we will not be able to answer emails and phone calls on a timely basis.



On September 20, the American Banjo Museum president, Doug Parsons, presented me with a 9.25 pound trophy of a man holding a banjo all made out of bronze as a memento of me being inducted into the museum’s Hall of Fame. Doug’s wife, Phyllis Parsons, took the photos and it was all done in our office with some banjos of interest on the desk in front of us. The banjos are from left to right, a Master’s Cross Deluxe in fancy walnut, a custom MasterFlower (called the Spaltwood) in spalted maple, a unique one of a kind banjo, and behind it the 20th Anniversary Staghorn (#8 of 8) in quilted maple. All three are in my personal collection. — Geoff Stelling

A Facebook video of this presentation will be aired on October 12th through October 16th. Check out the American Banjo Museum’s home page on Facebook, their website, and their home on youtube.


For the first time in decades, you can buy fine instruments directly from Stelling Banjo Works!

In addition to used instruments offered in the Classified Ads, you can buy a new banjo or mandolin directly from us. Please call us at (800) 5-String to order!

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