Nechville Atlas Standard 12" Open Back BanjoFor Sale at

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Regular price $2,025

Please note that we've closed our storefront and will only be taking online and email orders until further notice.

While we're not keeping regular hours at the shop, we'll still be stopping in regularly to return phone calls and ship orders. You can leave a message at (719) 634-2228 or email us at and we'll get back to you shortly.

The pause in foot traffic means this is a great time to buy online. If there's something you've had your eye on, let us know and we'll see if we can make it work for you!

Nechville Atlas Standard openback banjo with 12" rim. This is a great no-frills old time banjo that offers all of Nechville's ingenuity and craftsmanship in a more budget-friendly package.

The 12" Atlas offers a bit more warmth and low end than the 11" Atlas.

Walnut rim and neck. Flat ebony fingerboard .

Includes heavy-duty gig bag.

Nechville's Description:

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 echoes the Ashborn Banjos of 1860. Modern Nechville innovations make the Atlas the most advanced traditional openback to date.

More specs and info at the official Nechville Atlas product page.


Neck Wood: Walnut
Resonator Wood: N/A
Neck Profile: Nechville Standard - Slightly Wider
Bridge Spacing: J.D. Crowe
Scale Length: 26-3/8"
Binding: Black
5th String: Standard
5th String Roller: N/A
Tuner Ratio: 4:1
Peghead: Classic
Tone Ring: Exotic Wood Cap
Radiused: No
Inlay: Saturn and Stars
Head: Renaissance
Finish: Nechville Clear, Mohawk Lacquer for pot
Stain: Natural
Truss Rod: 2-Way Stainless
Frets: Steel
Case: Gig Bag
String Gauge: .010", .012", .014", .022", .010"

Why Avenue Guitars?

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Why shop at Avenue Guitars for your next acoustic instrument?

Family Owned for 40 Years

Avenue Guitars has been family owned and operated for nearly 40 years by John Ramsey. These days he gets help from his son, Sean, and his wife, Pam.

Check out our About Us page to learn more about our history. 

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John and Sean bring a combined 50 years of experience to the table. We're happy to take the time answer any questions you might have before the sale, and we operate on a strict no-pressure policy.

Feel free to call (719-634-2228) or email ( if you'd like to know more about this instrument!


As a small, all-acoustic shop, we're able to offer a quiet and relaxed shopping experience. We don’t have an acoustic room because our store is the acoustic room!

We strive to keep our inventory in clean, playable, and in pristine condition.

Professional Setup

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Before shipping your new instrument, we inspect it carefully to ensure it's clean, has fresh strings, and is set up to original factory specs. 

Of course, we're more than happy to do a custom setup at no extra cost. Feel free to contact us beforehand with questions about your setup preferences, or leave a note in the comment box at checkout.

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Get easy 6-month interest-free financing with PayPal Credit. Just choose PayPal as your payment method at checkout, then select PayPal Credit as the payment method. The application takes less than a minute and approval is instant.

We also offer longer 0% financing programs through our partnership with Synchrony. Click here to learn more about financing with Synchrony.

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