Stelling Red Fox Deluxe Bill Emerson


Inspired by master banjoist Bill Emerson, the Red Fox has become a popular model among bluegrass professionals. Now equipped with a Tony Pass Old Wood rim, it has superb sound, universal appeal and acceptance. The fancy curly maple used in this model is enhanced by the reddish stain. The Red Fox in the peghead and the abalone maple leaves in the fingerboard help to make this a very striking model. This one has a flat-head tone ring. Made in USA.

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SKU: 8815

Wood: Red Stained Curly Maple

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’s 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’s 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.

Weight 11.5 lbs


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