Nechville's Saturn resonator banjo was built 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.
This 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.
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 Saturn banjo features an custom red and brown stain instead of the standard clear/natural finish. It has also been upgraded with a Superior hardshell case versus the regularly included gig bag.
- Flame maple neck and resonator
- Custom red-to-brown stain
- Custom ivoroid binding
- 3-ply maple rim
- Timber-tronic hardwood tone ring
Radiused ebony fingerboard
- High-gloss Nechville clearcoat finish
- 1.28" nut width
- 26-3/8" scale
- Spikes on frets 7, 8, 9, 10
- Satin finish
- "Saturn & Stars" fingerboard inlay
- Hardwood armrest
- Hardshell case
- Weighs 7.6 lbs
- Serial number 2912