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Nechville Athena Banjo w/ Walnut Resonator (#3036)

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Regular price $3,399 (SOLD)

This item has been marked down as part of our closeout sale. It is a new, unregistered instrument in mint condition. 

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

Like Nechville's popular Saturn, 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 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 Athena comes equipped with their patented Heli-Mount system for even head tension and quick, simple adjustments. 

Includes hardshell case. 


  • Walnut neck and resonator
  • 3-ply maple rim
  • Timber-tronic hardwood tone ring
  • Nechville clearcoat finish
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard
  • 1.22" nut width
  • Weighs 7.6 lbs
  • "Heart Blossom" fingerboard inlay
  • Hardwood armrest
  • Hardshell case
  • Weighs 7.6 lbs
  • Serial number 3036

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

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!

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