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Stelling The SwallowTail

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  • £4,999.00

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.
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Buy your Stelling The SwallowTail from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box! 

The ‘SwallowTail’ Specification:
The Pot Assembly:


  • Tony Pass 600TS Old Wood Rim
  • Stelling Bell-Bronze tone ring
  • Double Stelling design 3/8” diameter coordinating rim rod set
  • Shaded curly maple detachable resonator bound with ivoroid
  • Abalone and Pearl Swallow inlaid in center back of resonator
  • Ivoroid and black binding on resonator edges
  • Stelling design intricate cut die cast flange
  • Stelling cast polished & nickel plated tailpiece – with Stelling logo
  • Stelling birch hand crafted  ebony tipped bridge
  • Stelling armrest – highly polished nickel plated – with logo

The Neck Assembly:


  • Curly Maple neck - fully bound to match the resonator in ivoroid
  •  Ebony fingerboard with polished nickel silver frets
  •  Intricate Celtic Abalone inlay design in fingerboard
  • Bone 5th string nut guide
  • Compensated ‘Stelling’ Bone top nut
  •  Black side dot markers
  • Spikes fitted at the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th frets
  • Stelling Professional planet geared tuners
  •  Ivoroid tuner buttons
  •  Stelling ‘SwallowTail’  design abalone inlaid ebony faced headstock
  • Adjustable neck truss rod
  • Black rod cover

Complete with Deluxe Hardshell case & Stelling lifetime warranty



Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty Lifetime
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


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