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 7.7 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 custom "Offset Dot" fingerboard inlays. In addition to giving this Athena a more understated look, the simpler inlay pattern brings the price down by about $800 compared to a standard Athena.
Includes hardshell case.
- Black walnut neck and resonator
- 3-ply maple rim
- Timber-tronic hardwood tone ring
- Nechville clearcoat finish
- 1.25" nut
- 26-3/8" scale
- Radiused ebony fingerboard
- Custom "Offset Dots" fingerboard inlay
- Hardwood armrest
- Hardshell case
- Weighs 7.7 lbs
- Serial number 2911