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Nechville Phantom Resonator Banjo

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Nechville's Phantom is among their most popular banjos and offers a great example of the company's many innovative features.

  • Heli-Mount Frame: Perfect head tension, easy setup and adjustments
  • Cyclotronic System: Better sound from ball bearing rim-tone ring interface
  • Tunneled 5th String: Complete fretboard freedom
  • Nechville Clearcoat Finish: Won't crack like traditional lacquer
  • Radiused Fingerboard: 7-12" compound radius 3-Ply
  • Maple Rim: Steam bent, then spun by hand
  • Walnut neck and burl resonator: Provides a great balanced sound
  • Upgraded wood: Beautiful curly maple bound cocobolo fingerboard
  • 5th String Roller: Smooth tunnel transition with our 5th string rolling nut
  • Pro Tone Ring: Professional 20 hole nickel-plated bronze alloy ring
Feature Spec
Neck Wood Walnut
Resonator Wood Burl Walnut
Neck Profile Nechville Standard- Slightly Wider
Bridge Spacing J.D. Crowe
Scale Length 26 3/8"
Fingerboard Cocobolo
Binding Curly Maple
5th String Tunneled
5th String Roller Yes
Tuner Ratio 14:1
Peghead Geo 5
Tone Ring 20 Hole Pro Pre-War Alloy
Radiused Yes
Inlay None OR dot
Head White
Finish Nechville Clear
Stain Natural
Truss Rod 2-Way Stainless
Frets Steel, Radiused
Case Premium Hard Shell
String Gauge .010", .012", .014", .022", .010"

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Why shop at Avenue Guitars for your next acoustic instrument?

Family Owned for 40 Years

Avenue Guitars has been family owned and operated for nearly 40 years by John Ramsey. These days he gets help from his son, Sean, and his wife, Pam.

Check out our About Us page to learn more about our history. 


John and Sean bring a combined 50 years of experience to the table. We're happy to take the time answer any questions you might have before the sale, and we operate on a strict no-pressure policy.

Feel free to call (719-634-2228) or email (mail@avenueguitars.com) if you'd like to know more about this instrument!


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As a small, all-acoustic shop, we're able to offer a quiet and relaxed shopping experience. We don’t have an acoustic room because our store is the acoustic room!

We strive to keep our inventory in clean, playable, and in pristine condition.

Professional Setup

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Before shipping your new instrument, we inspect it carefully to ensure it's clean, has fresh strings, and is set up to original factory specs. 

Of course, we're more than happy to do a custom setup at no extra cost. Feel free to contact us beforehand with questions about your setup preferences, or leave a note in the comment box at checkout.

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With PayPal Credit you can easily apply for 6-month financing during the checkout process. There's no interest as long as the balance is paid in full within 6 months.

You can easily apply at checkout by providing just a few basic pieces of information, and you'll know instantly if you're approved.

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Through our partnership with Synchrony, we are able to offer the following financing options:

  • 6 months at 0% interest
  • 36 months at 13.99% APR

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