About this banjo
Every aspect of a Nechville banjo has been designed for acoustic superiority, convenience, comfort and aesthetics. You’ll benefit from the finely crafted details and artistic approach that goes into all Nechville instruments, and you’ll have plenty of reasons for pride when owning a Classic.
When you pick up a Nechville Classic, you will be immediately struck by a sensation of high quality. You’ll wonder why your left hand slides so smoothly and effortlessly over the ebony and fancy maple neck on the Classic. You’ll notice that the wide polished frets are smooth and comfortable to the touch. You’ll discover that the silky smooth and durable Nechville finish makes your left hand slide faster. You’ll especially be pleased next time you bring your banjo in from the cold, because the finish on the Classic WILL NOT CRACK like traditional Lacquer finishes.
The carefully crafted 7 to 12″ compound radius of the fretboard surface helps with noting the accuracy and clarity of tone. This neck’s shape gives you the slimmest feel with maximum structural integrity for strength of tone. Not only is it easier to form chords and left hand positions, but you’ll get clean distinctive and full bodied musical notes without buzzing or other sonic interference common in traditional banjos. The Classic’s slightly wider profile gives you plenty of room for chokes and slides while the fat frets form a secure foundation for the string’s anchor point on the fretboard, translating into incredible musical power from every note and frets the last twice as long before needing a fret job.
In Nechville’s quest for uncommonly great sound and function, we have incorporated the time tested combination of a bell bronze pre-war style tone ring and 3 ply hard rock maple steam bent rim. In order to coax every bit of tone from Nechville’s own proprietary ring. Nechville machines the rim to acoustically superior dimensions and caps it with a stainless steel mounting ring. Unique “Cyclotronic tone spheres,” roll on top of this ring under the tone ring to allow easy tightening of the Heli-Mount head. Plus it mounts the tone ring in a non-dampened way, allowing for unrestricted resonance and beauty of tone.
You can be confident that Nechville has paid attention to even the smallest details. Every part of the Nechville has been designed for acoustical superiority, convenience, comfort and versatility. For example, you’ll benefit from the adjustable radiused neck attachment. It is as solid as a rock and keeps the banjo in tune, yet when you want to change action height or remove the neck for travel, it happens in a snap. Nechville’s Enterprise bridge is compensated with an efficient geometry that is more sophisticated than we have time to explain. Nechville tailpieces save you time in string changes while mounting strings in a straight line which is scientifically proven to be more sound efficient.
Nechville’s exotic wood Comfort armrest is a favorite feature of Bela’s. He actually likes the Comfort armrest so much that he uses it on several of his acoustic banjos. It simply makes playing more enjoyable. Feel secure that the sturdy case that comes with the Classic will protect your investment for years to come.
From a distance, you see a reminder of the traditional banjo. When you get behind a Classic Deluxe, you’ll leave the others behind.
- AAA Premium Tiger Stripe Maple Neck and Resonator
- Fast, Durable Finish
- Black Eclipse Heli-Mount Technology
- Slightly Wider, Comfortable Neck Profile
- Side Dot Markers
- Premium Black Binding with Black/White Stripe
- Artistic Diamond Wing inlay
- Planetary Style Tuning Pegs
- 20 hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
- Nechville’s Exclusive Cyclotronic Rolling Rim Pot System.
- 3 Ply Maple Rim
- Nechville In-Line 3 Way Adjustable Tailpiece
- Compensated Custom Enterprise Bridge
- Select Ebony Fingerboard with Compound 7-12″ Radius Shape
- Extra Wide Long Lasting Frets
- White Remo Frosted Medium Crown Head
- Premium Hard Shell Case with Adjustment Tools and Manual
Heli-Mount Features Include:
- Patented Heli-Mount Frame
- Adjustable Radiused Neck Attachment
- Stainless Steel Two Way Truss Rod
- Extra Wide, Long Lasting Frets
- Nechville’s Supreme Quality Finish
- GHS Strings: .010, .012, .014, .022, .010
- Remo Medium Crown Head
- Side Position Dots
- Nechville In-Line Tailpiece
- Nechville Enterprise Bridge
- Heli-Mount and Allen Wrenches,
- Lifetime Warranty
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*FREE RAILROAD SPIKES
Also know as the 5th string capo, we recommend installing spikes on the 7th & 9th frets. This is a free service we include for all 5-string banjo purchases.
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*We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.
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