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Nechville Atlas Standard 12" Open Back Banjo (#2992)

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Regular price $2,499 (SOLD)

Nechville Atlas DLX open back banjo with 12" walnut rim.

This is a great no-frills old time banjo that offers Nechville's ingenuity and craftsmanship in a more budget-friendly package.

The 12" Atlas offers a bit more warmth and low end than the 11" Atlas.

This model has been upgraded with a Superior brand hardshell case instead of the standard gig bag.

Nechville's Description:

Take the weight of the world off your shoulders. The Atlas is ultra-light (around six pounds), sounds great and is a joy to play.

Its design was a Nechville-Sagmoen collaboration and echoes the Ashborn Banjos of 1860.

Modern Nechville innovations make the Atlas the most advanced traditional openback to date.

More specs and info at the official Nechville Atlas product page.


  • Walnut neck and rim
  • Ebony fingerboard (flat)
  • 1.28" nut width
  • 26-3/8" scale
  • Weighs 5.4 lbs
  • Spikes on frets 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Superior brand hardshell case
  • Serial 2992

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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!

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
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