The Nechville Atlas Deluxe is a clawhammer player's dream. It is the perfect blend of old-time, Reconstruction-Era inspiration and modern, 21st-Century innovation. The result is a banjo that captures authentic open-back tone with perfect playability, precise intonation, and limitless flexibility.
This Atlas Deluxe (serial #3038) features a 12" block Walnut pot with a Fiberskyn head for a warm, more bass-oriented sound. The large pot helps give it more resonance and sustain in the lower register, too. Under the hood, Nechville's Exotic Wood Cap tone ring softens the tone nicely, lending authentic old-time sound.
We ordered this one with antiqued bronzed hardware to give it a fitting old-time aesthetic, but make no mistake—this banjo is still packed with cutting-edge features. Its Ebony fingerboard has a comfortable compound 7-12"-radiused fingerboard, and it has a full S frailing scoop. Its Walnut neck has a two-way-acting truss rod, and it sports Nechville's "Quick-Cam Neck Connection" for precise and easy adjustments. While it has a traditional dowel stick, it's actually removable and easy to adjust as needed. Plus, it has modern touches such as a beveled armrest, intoned bridge, and an in-line tailpiece.
Any way you look at it, the Nechville Atlas Deluxe may be the most advanced traditional banjo in the universe. With 21st-Century technology and precision, the Atlas Deluxe maximizes playability and corrects some of the deficiencies of , but yet it channels the haunting old-time sound of Reconstruction-Era banjos.
This Nechville Atlas Deluxe comes with 5th string spikes at the 7th and 9th frets. It includes all of the necessary tools for setup adjustment and a hardshell case.