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 one weighs just 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 tortoise 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.
We ordered this model with a custom satin finish, which looks amazing over the black walnut neck and resonator.
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.
Includes heavy duty Access gig bag.
Learn more at the official Nechville Saturn product page.
Neck Wood: Walnut
Resonator Wood: Walnut
Neck Profile: Standard
Bridge Spacing: Standard
Scale Length: 26 3/8"
5th String: Standard
Tuner Ratio: 14:1, 4:1 for 5th string
Tone Ring: Timbertronic
Finish: Nechville Clear Satin
Truss Rod: 2-Way Stainless
Frets: Steel, Radiused
Case: Premium Gig bag
String Gauge: .010", .012", .014", .022", .010"