Stelling Crusader


This is the first mahogany model banjo from Stelling since 1978. The Crusader features a new peghead profile, a new script logo, and a longer scale (26.428 vs. 26.25). Nickel-plated. Made in USA.

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SKU: 8816

Serial Number 5877

Wood: Mahogany
Plating: Nickel
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Radiused Fingerboard
Archtop Tonering
Nickel is standard except for models that come with other plating as listed.
Gold over a nickel base
Chrome over a nickel base
Black Chrome over a nickel base
PVD Titanium Nitride Coating over nickel (guaranteed 10 years) available in Gold, Nickel, Black, or Rainbow
Standard scroll pattern as seen on many Stellings for the last 30 plus years
Armrest only with 8 letter name and simple scroll pattern”

All Stelling models feature the Tony Pass 600TS Old Wood rim. This wood has been lying on the bottom of Lake Superior and other bodies of water for over 100 years and could have been hundreds of years old when it was cut down. After a special kiln drying process, this wood is in better than new condition (acoustically speaking) because of the age of the wood combined with the microbiological action to which it was subjected for so many years. It has been said that Stradivarius took advantage of the same process for his violin wood, but for a much shorter time (perhaps only a few years). This rim, installed in a Stelling banjo, is awesome. It has been compared to prewar banjos in such a superior way for tone and volume that it is now standard on all new Stelling banjos. Includes a deluxe TKL emerald green crushed-velvet, plush-lined case.

Original Stelling Case

Weight 11.5 lbs


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