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Nechville Aries Walnut w/ Hybrid Tone Ring (#2836)

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The Nechville Aries resonator banjo's beautiful walnut resonator and tortoise binding give it a look that is totally unique among Nechville's lineup.

Standard Aries features include a radiused fingerboard with large frets, Cyclotronic tone ring system, and the famous Heli-Mount frame for quick head changes and tension adjustments.

This Aries banjo is equipped with Nechville's Hybrid tone ring (more below).

Includes hardshell case.

Nechville's Description

The perfect combination of beautiful wood, binding and inlay. The Aries introduces tortoise binding to the Nechville line, backed with white atop a black/white pinstripe.

Its sound matches its streamlined design carrying the Nechville 20 hole pro tone ring and Cyclotronic system.

Learn more at the official Nechville Aries product page.

Hybrid Tone Ring

This banjo 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.


  • Neck Wood: Walnut
  • Resonator Wood: Straight Walnut
  • Approx. Weight: 10.6 lbs
  • Neck Profile: 1.28" at nut
  • Bridge Spacing: J.D. Crowe
  • Scale Length: 26 3/8"
  • Binding: Tortoise with Black/White Pinstripe
  • 5th String: Standard
  • 5th String Roller: N/A
  • Tuner Ratio: 4:1
  • Peghead: Classic
  • Tone Ring: Pro 20 Hole Pre War Alloy
  • Radiused: Yes
  • Inlay: Arrows and Dots
  • Head: White
  • Finish: Nechville Clear
  • Stain: Natural
  • Truss Rod: 2-Way Stainless
  • Frets: Nickel, Radiused
  • Case: Premium Hard Shell
  • String Gauge: .010", .012", .014", .022", .010"

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