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Nechville Phantom Custom w/ Quilted Mahogany Resonator, Hybrid Tone Ring, EVO Frets & Satin Finish (#2988)
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Product image 1Nechville Phantom Custom w/ Quilted Mahogany Resonator, Hybrid Tone Ring, EVO Frets & Satin Finish (#2988)
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Product image 3Nechville Phantom Custom w/ Quilted Mahogany Resonator, Hybrid Tone Ring, EVO Frets & Satin Finish (#2988)
Product image 4Nechville Phantom Custom w/ Quilted Mahogany Resonator, Hybrid Tone Ring, EVO Frets & Satin Finish (#2988)
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Regular price T$4,499

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This highly customized Nechville Phantom banjo has a number of unique upgrades and modifications:

  • Quilted mahogany resonator
  • Macassar ebony fingerboard
  • Sym 5 peghead shape
  • Matte finish
  • EVO Gold long-life frets
  • Three-piece neck with maple stripe
  • Custom black binding w/ white stripe
  • Ebony heel cap

Like all models in the Nechville Phantom lineup, this banjo combines a number of innovative features with traditional banjo design.

The maple rim is fitted with Nechville’s Cyclotronic tone ring system, which mounts the Hybrid tone ring on a series of 80 ball bearings. This setup provides increased resonance and easier head tension adjustments.

A compound radius fingerboard with wide frets gives the Phantom an almost electric guitar-like level of playability.

The Phantom's mahogany neck features a tunneled fifth string, which keeps all tuning machines on the headstock and creates a more streamlined neck.

Tonally, the Phantom has a warmer, woodier sound than most traditional bluegrass banjos. It still offers plenty of volume and projection, but without the “piercing” quality you’ll find in many other high end banjos.

Hybrid Tone Ring

This Phantom features Nechville's new 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.

Specs

  • Quilted mahogany resonator
  • Mahogany 3-piece neck w/ maple stripe and ebony heel cap
  • 3-ply maple rim
  • 1.28" nut
  • 26-3/8" scale
  • EVO Gold frets for extended durability
  • Hybrid tone ring
  • Satin clearcoat finish
  • No fingerboard inlay
  • Tunneled 5th string
  • Hardwood armrest
  • Hardshell case
  • Serial number 2988

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