At the request of virtuoso banjo player and noted Irish stylist Tom Hanway, Geoff Stelling, with much inspirational help from Tom, designed the SwallowTail, a truly Celtic banjo from stem to stern. The swallow, oak leaf, acorn, and closed knot inlays relate to the sacred Druid and Celtic traditions of the past. The neck and resonator are made of curly maple and stained with a sunburst Cremona-style finish similar to the Virginian. The back of the resonator has a beautiful inlaid abalone and mother-of-pearl swallow in the center of the resonator that matches the peghead swallow inlay. Please see below for more details.