The Golden Cross was the ninth Stelling banjo to be built, the first one to have the trademarked Stelling peghead shape, and was named for Tony Golden, who rode motorcycles with Geoff and bought the first Golden Cross. This model was also honored to be the banjo played by the late great Don Reno for the last ten years of his life, and was featured on many of his fine recordings with Bill Harrell. Originally made of walnut, the current Golden Cross features fancy curly maple with the golden sunburst stain and purfling inlaid along the neck and resonator binding. A popular option is the engraved truss rod cover which features this banjo owner’s name.
Wood: Shaded Curly Maple
Price: Call for availability and price.
Plating, engraving and other options available. All models feature the Tony Pass 600TS Old Wood Rim and a deluxe TKL emerald green crushed velvet plush lined case. Left-handed, tenor, or plectrum versions of most models are available. Check dealer for price. Deluxe versions of the Crusader, Master’s Cross, Red Fox, SwallowTail and Virginian (all with special engraving patterns unique to each model) are available with custom plating upon request.
To purchase, please consult our Authorized Dealer List.
If there is no authorized dealer local to you, please contact Stelling Banjo Works directly.
Stelling Banjo Works
7258 Banjo Lane
Afton, Virginia 22920
Please Note: We are closing down the business and no longer have shop hours.