About the Name

Spalted Banjo is a unique company name and many people ask what it stands for and how it was chose.

Spalted comes from the term spalting which is any form of wood coloration caused by fungi.  Although primarily found in dead trees, spalting can also occur in living trees under stress or even in thriving trees. Although spalting can cause weight loss and strength loss in the wood, the unique coloration and patterns of spalted wood are sought after by woodworkers.

Banjo is the name of our beloved German Shorthaired Pointer, but it is also a wood instrument that can be made from spalted wood.

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Spalted Banjo Consulting or SB Consulting is a unique and memorable name that showcases a few of our favorite things.