Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn
Nechville Saturn

Nechville Saturn

Regular price
$3,599.00
Sale price
$3,599.00

For the last 30 years, banjo designer Tom Nechville has pushed the limits of the 5-string template to maximize its sound, playability, and overall potential.

The Nechville Saturn combines many of Tom's innovations, and it delivers powerful resonator tone that isn't just another approximation of a '30s Mastertone. The Saturn produces a fuller sound with a wider range of tones than a traditional resonator. Part of that is thanks to the Saturn's Walnut resonator (instead of the more common Maple), which gives it a slightly different tone than you might expect from a traditional resonator banjo. 

We ordered this Saturn (serial #3037) with Nechville's new Hybrid tone ring, which makes it substantially lighter weight than a standard Bronze tone ring. The Hybrid is Nechville's newest design, and it looks like the familiar all-wood Timber-Tronic ring with a soft metal hoop on the edge that comes into contact with the head. This adds a familiar metallic chime and just enough mass to increase the depth of sound.

The Saturn also features Nechville's Heli-Mount design and Cyclotronic system. The Heli-Mount revolutionizes banjo setups by allowing for even, uniform tension adjustment of the head. Adjusting with the Heli-Mount is not only fast, but it’s extremely accurate, and there's no need for endless tapping and back-and-forth guesswork. The Cyclotronic system facilitates the easy setup of the Heli-Mount by using brass ball bearings as the rim/tone ring interface.

On top of that, Nechville offers by far the most effective neck adjustment for banjos. Unlike traditional banjos which use alignment rods, the Nechville Quick-Cam Neck Connection uses a simple hex-key adjustment on the neck heel to adjust the neck angle and action. When you add a radius fingerboard for improved playability and a compensated bridge for proper intonation, there’s no question the Nechville banjo is a superior instrument for 21st Century banjo pickers. Plus, the Saturn features a slick in-line tailpiece, a comfort-beveled armrest, and it produces a balanced, warm sound—capable of driving a bluegrass band if needed, but also capable of opening a wider range of tones.

This Nechville Saturn (serial #3037) comes with 5th string spikes installed at the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th frets. Nechville's innovative designs allow you push banjo setup to a new level, and as a result, this Saturn is a banjo that will push your playing to a new level as well. Access Gig Bag Included.

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