Nechville Saturn resonator banjo with custom burled walnut resonator and hard case upgrade.
The Saturn was designed with lightness and comfort in mind. It's the perfect instrument for folks who want a professional quality resonator banjo without the extra weight that comes with a traditional metal tone ring.
The Saturn weighs just a hair over 7.6 lbs, which is roughly 35% to 45% lighter than a standard tone ring banjo.
The Saturn's secret is the "Timber-Tronic" wooden tone ring, which provides great tone at a fraction of the weight. Read more about the Timber-Tronic tone ring here.
We're also big fans of the Saturn's sleek design. The matte black Heli-Mount frame and dark binding create an entirely unique look that is sure to turn heads at your next jam.
To top it all off, a compound radiused ebony fingerboard and wide frets make for buttery-smooth playability.
Like all Nechville banjos, the Saturn comes equipped with their patented Heli-Mount system for even head tension and quick, simple adjustments.
Tonally, the Saturn is a bit more warm and woody than a traditional tone ring banjo, but it still has plenty of power, clarity, and projection.
This banjo has been upgraded to a Access brand hardshell case instead of the standard gig bag.
- Burled walnut resonator
- Walnut neck
- 3-ply maple rim
- Timber-tronic hardwood tone ring
Radiused ebony fingerboard
- 1.28" nut width
- 26-3/8" scale
- Spikes on frets 7, 8, 9, 10
- Nechville clearcoat finish
- "Saturn & Stars" fingerboard inlay
- Hardwood armrest
- Access brand hardshell case
- Weighs 7.6 lbs
- Serial number 3031