Stelling- Coordinator Rods

Categories
Audio Visual Collections > Banjo Construction Photograph Archive
Subject
Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
Musical instruments
Creator
Bennett, Bud, 1963-
Type
digital image
Coverage - Temporal
2016
Identifier
Stelling- Coordinator Rods3.jpg
Language
English
Publisher
Radford University. McConnell Library. Archives & Special Collections.
Description
Stelling banjos have two metal rods that connect the banjo neck to the wooden rim. These rods are used for stability as well as to adjust the neck angle. In Stelling banjos, the top rod acts generally to help hold the neck in place and the longer bottom rod is used both to hold it in place and to adjust the neck angle. The longer bottom rod connects both to the neck and goes completely through the rim and neck angle is adjusted by means of tightening a nut on the outside of the rim. These rods screw into lag bolts in the heel of the banjo neck. In this photo we see the point of entry of those lag bolts into the coordinator rods. Stelling Banjo Works, Ltd is located in Heards, Virginia and is owned and operated by Geoff Stelling.
Rights
Copyright is held by Radford University, if you would like to use the materials please contact the Archives & Special Collections at archives@radford.edu. The images are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. Banjo Construction Photograph Collection, Appalachian Collection, McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA). Any commercial use or unauthorized reproduction of these photographs, without the written permission of the copyright owner, is strictly prohibited. Please refer to the McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections website for more information.