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An Introduction to Nechville Banjos

In the 1980s in a garage somewhere near Nashville, TN, a banjo maker named Tom Nechville was hard at work perfecting his innovative banjo designs. Out of this intense focus on building sonically superior banjos, Tom won several patents including one for Helical mounted or Heli-mount banjos. He’s even credited with starting the newest trend in banjos known as Flex-Tones. American ingenuity at its best.

If you are considering purchasing a Nechville banjo then you have a difficult decision ahead of you. Every model is a winner and has something unique to offer. A few best-selling Nechville models include the Galaxy Phantom, the Atlas, and the Meteor. Explore these models and many more below and don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop us a note if we can answer any questions or help you choose.

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Made in USA
$2,025.00$2,425.50

Take the weight of the world off your shoulders. The Atlas is ultra light (around six pounds), sounds great and is a joy to play. Its design was a Nechville-Sagmoen collaboration and echos the Ashborn Banjos of the 1860s. Modern Nechville innovations make the Atlas the most advanced traditional openback to date.

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Made in USA
$2,695.50

Tap into that old-timey vibe. The Atlantis expands on the Atlas and adds even more features: a full scoop, fancy binding, antiqued hardware, radiused fingerboard, a custom tension hoop, a 12-inch pot and more.

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Made in USA
$2,700.00$3,060.00

Take this brand-new openback for a spin. The Moonshine brings Heli-Mount technology to the openback market. Its high tech Excelsior frame yields a smooth musical sound from its perfectly tensioned head. This is the same technology that our resonator banjos employ that grants huge flexibility in tone, setup, and tonal (and tone ring) options. You can upgrade the Excelsior frame with nickel plating or one of our many custom powercoat options.

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Made in USA
$3,195.00

Introducing Earth's lightest professional banjo. The Saturn achieves a great bluegrass sound at a fraction of the weight with its Timber-Tronic tone ring. It has a radiused fingerboard and Heli-Mount frame to boot.

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Made in USA
$3,195.00

The Zeus carries all the great features as the Saturn, but wears a beautiful curly maple neck and resonator and a Nextar peghead. Complete with high ratio tuners for smooth, super-accurate tuning.

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Made in USA
$3,375.00$4,724.00

The new Meteor acoustic/electric banjo is just what you would expect from us. Our dual pickup electric design preserves the banjo shape and sound while making a bold artistic statement.

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Made in USA
$3,465.00

The perfect combination of beautiful wood, binding and inlay. The Aries introduces tortoise binding to the Nechville line, backed with white atop a black/white pinstripe. Its sound matches its streamlined design carrying the Nechville 20 hole pro tone ring and Cyclotronic system.

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Made in USA
$3,762.00

A clean look, a clean sound and a modern streamlined design. 21st-century engineering collides with the 5 string banjo to make a banjo that is ergonomic, sounds brilliant, and (practically) plays itself. Contemporary style and innovation, all in one banjo.

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Made in USA
$4,185.00

From a distance, you see a reminder of the traditional banjo. When you get behind a Classic Deluxe, you'll leave the others behind.

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Made in USA
$4,275.00

Introducing Earth's most advanced banjo. 21st-century engineering collides with the five-string banjo to make a banjo that is ergonomic, sounds brilliant, and (practically) plays itself. Tradition blends with out-of-this-world innovation in our flagship professional bluegrass banjo.

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Made in USA
$4,311.00

As beautiful and elegant as its mythical namesake, the Athena is substantially lighter light in weight but with no loss of tone. It is sonically bold and dripping with tone.

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Made in USA
$4,675.50

As you take the Nechville Orion into your grasp your attentiveness becomes focused on musical execution. The design and feel of the Orion will inspire your best playing.

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Made in USA
$4,752.00

One classy Phantom. The Photon adds our nickel plated Corona frame, quilted mahogany resonator, macassar ebony fingerboard, fret roller, arrows and dots inlay, and nice binding to the exhaustive list of Phantom appointments and improvements.

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Made in USA
$5,175.00

As you take the Nechville Vintage into your grasp you immediately begin sensing a uniqueness in quality.

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Best selection of Nechville banjos

Nechville’s comfortable playability is hard to beat. With the best selling Atlas you will see comfort features in the portable neck and wooden armrest. The Renaissance head gives this banjo an organic, mellow tone with a big sound that is one you have to hear and play for yourself to believe.
 
The news banjo to the line-up is the more moderately priced Nechville Comet. You can get the same quality electric banjo that celebrity performers are playing but at an affordable price. The Comet is lightweight and easy to plug right in to achieve the volume banjo performers need and want.
 
Most of the Nechville banjos are surprisingly lightweight but the Nechville Zeus is most surprising because of its many special features and premium sound and appearance. You’ll be inspired but not distracted by the understated beauty of the Saturn and Stars inlay and the woody, clear sound of this banjo.
 

Nechville banjos stand out

 
Tom Nechville is always innovating to meet the changing needs of modern musicians. Replacing more than seventy parts of a traditional banjo, the Nechville patented Heli-Mount system tightens together much like a jar on a lid; greatly reducing the assembly time and improving the banjo's sound. Tom Nechville has spent years in development and in consultation with the world's top players researching and finding ways to meet the needs of professionals. The result is a state-of-the-art instrument with modern styling and traditional in sound. Nechville banjos have been around since the mid 1980’s and have quickly become a worldwide leader in banjo innovation. Nechville is well known for patented banjo concepts such as the Nechville Heli-mount and “Flux Capacitor” neck connection. 
 
The extremely popular Nechville Meteor Electric Banjo is the instrument of choice for influential musicians such as, Lady A, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown, The Hollies, Keith Urban, and many more. With humble beginnings in a farm house, Nechville now operates out of a modern fatory/ warehouse in Bloomington, MN. Commited to continued innovation and dedication to the advancement of the instrument, Nechville recently acquired Woodhaven Industries, the nation’s top tone ring producer. Modern musicians look to Nechville not only for acoustic and electric banjos, but also banjo pickups. Our banjo experts are available to take your call or answer any questions submitted through our contact page.
 

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