Nechville Atlas DLX open back banjo with 12" walnut rim.
This is a great no-frills old time banjo that offers 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.
This model has been upgraded with a Superior brand hardshell case instead of the standard gig bag.
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.
This model features an optional 25-1/2" short scale. This is about 3.3% shorter than the standard 26-3/8" scale typically found on this model
Some players prefer the slightly closer fret spacing and lower string tension offered by a short scale, but the difference is very subtle.
- Walnut neck and rim
- Radiused ebony fingerboard
- 1.28" nut width
- 25-1/2" scale (short scale)
- Spikes on frets 7, 8, 9, 10
- Superior brand hardshell case
- Serial 2993