Nechville Aries banjo with walnut resonator and custom Hybrid Tone ring.
The Aries' other features include a radiused fingerboard with large frets, Cyclotronic tone ring system, and the famous Heli-Mount frame for quick head changes and tension adjustments.
Hybrid Tone Ring
This Saturn features Nechville's Hybrid tone ring. It combines a wooden "Timber-Tronic" ring with a metal tone hoop.
The result is a banjo that is about 2.5 lbs lighter with a tone that offers a beautiful balance between a bright brass ring and the woody Timber-Tronic ring.
Here's what Nechville has to say about the Hybrid ring:
We’ve turned our Timber-Tronic rings to accept a mounted soft metal hoop. This adds a familiar metallic chime and just enough mass to increase the depth of sound.
These have been very popular, and are becoming renowned as an ultralight replacement for the traditional bronze flathead ring.
Like our other tone rings, it fits any Nechville Heli-Mount model with our cyclotronic ball bearing system.
Hybrid has more high harmonic content than our standard 20 hole bronze ring, but is very balanced. And it still shaves pounds off the weight of your banjo at a fraction of the weight of its bronze counterpart.
Includes hardshell case.
Learn more at the official Nechville Aries product page.
- Walnut resonator
- Walnut neck
- Radiused ebony fingerboard
- Nechville Hybrid Tone ring
- Spikes on frets 7, 8, 9, 10
- High-gloss Nechville clear coat finish
- 1.28" nut width
- 26-3/8" scale
- Hardwood armrest
- Hardshell case
- Serial 3074