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Salida, CO · Open by appointment · Closed Sunday & Monday
(719) 634-2228 · mail@avenueguitars.com
Salida, CO · Open by Appointment
Closed Sunday & Monday

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Nechville Midnight Phantom Resonator Banjo (#2899)

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Regular price $3,899 (SOLD)

As part of Nechville’s “Phantom” series of banjos, the Midnight combines a number of modern features with traditional banjo design.

The maple rim is equipped with Nechville’s Cyclotronic tone ring system, which mounts the tone ring on a series of 80 ball bearings. This setup provides increased resonance and head tension easier adjustments .

A compound radius fingerboard with wide frets gives the Phantom an almost electric guitar-like level of playability.

The Phantom Midnight’s maple neck features a tunneled fifth string, which keeps all tuning machines on the headstock and creates a more streamlined neck.

Like all Nechville banjos, the Saturn comes equipped with their patented Heli-Mount system for even head tension and quick, simple adjustments.

Tonally, the Midnight has a warmer, woodier sound than most traditional bluegrass banjos. It’s got plenty of volume and projection, but without the “piercing” quality you’ll find in many other high end banjos.


  • Flame maple neck and resonator
  • 3-ply maple rim
  • 20-hole nickel-plated bronze alloy tone ring
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard
  • 1.28" nut width
  • 26-3/8" scale
  • Spikes on frets 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Nechville clearcoat finish
  • Dot fingerboard inlay
  • 5th string roller
  • Rosewood armrest
  • Hardshell case
  • Weighs 10.8 lbs
  • Serial number 2899

About Avenue Guitars

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

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
  • Everything ships free
  • 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
  • Since I operate online and by appointment only, my inventory isn't subject to the daily wear and tear of a traditional walk-in shop. In most cases, I'll be the only person who has handled your instrument prior to shipping!
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