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Nechville Athena Resonator Banjo (#2904)

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Regular price $4,399 (SOLD)

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Nechville's Athena resonator banjo was built with lightness and comfort in mind.

Like the popular Saturn model, the Athena is an ideal instrument for players who want a professional quality bluegrass banjo without the added weight that comes with a traditional metal tone ring.

This Athena weighs just under 7.6 lbs, which is roughly 35% to 45% lighter than a standard tone ring banjo.

Its 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.

In addition to its minimal weight, the Athena features compound radius fingerboard with wide frets for amazing comfort and playability.

Like all Nechville banjos, the Saturn comes equipped with their patented Heli-Mount system for even head tension and quick, simple adjustments. 

This Athena features a custom flame maple neck and resonator. 

Includes hardshell case. 

Specs

  • Flame maple neck and resonator
  • 3-ply maple rim
  • Timber-tronic hardwood tone ring
  • Nechville clearcoat finish
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard
  • "Heart Blossom" fingerboard inlay
  • Hardwood armrest
  • Hardshell case
  • Weighs 7.54 lbs
  • Serial number 2904

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Founded in 1972, Avenue Guitars is owned and operated by me, Sean Ramsey, in Salida, CO.

My goal is to help you find the perfect instrument while offering a relaxed, no-pressure shopping experience. I know that buying a high-end instrument is a big decision, so don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

To learn more, check out the history of Avenue Guitars.

Why Avenue Guitars?

  • Avenue Guitars is a one-man operation. When you call, email, or come in for an appointment, you'll always be working with the same person
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  • No sales tax for customers living outside Colorado
  • Prior to shipping, each instrument is carefully cleaned and inspected. I always double-check the setup and intonation, and I'm happy to adjust the action to your personal preferences
  • Fast, easy, 0% financing at checkout with PayPal Credit
  • Since I operate online and by appointment only, my inventory isn't subject to the daily wear and tear of a traditional walk-in shop. In most cases, I'll be the only person who has handled your instrument prior to shipping!
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