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.
The Atlas is the first example of Nechvilles use of his patented Flux Capacitor in a "Flex-Tone" hybrid production banjo.
As you pick up the Zeus, you'll realize why we named this banjo after the king of gods. You'll be thankful for its unusually light weight.
The planet Saturn has a mystique about it. Its rings bring attention to its beauty. It stands apart from the others.
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.
A custom built Nechville Phantom in Burl Walnut with Burl Walnut peghead. This instrument also includes a gold plated frame, radius rosewood fret board, and custom turquois inlay.
From a distance, you see a reminder of the traditional banjo. When you get behind a Classic Deluxe, you'll leave the others behind.
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.
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.
The Nextar represents Nechville's desire to blend fine art with ultimate playability. Player comfort and aesthetic beauty both enhance creative musical expression.
The Diamond Joe is the signature model of renowned banjo player Sonny Smith, who oversaw and participated in the design of this very special model.
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.
As you take the Nechville Vintage into your grasp you immediately begin sensing a uniqueness in quality.
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 Antebellu, 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.