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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 Saturn Resonator Banjo (#2906)

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Regular price $3,299 (SOLD)

Nechville's Saturn resonator banjo was built with lightness and comfort in mind. It's the perfect instrument for folks who want a professional quality resonator banjo without the extra weight that comes with a traditional metal tone ring.

This Saturn weighs just a hair over 7.6 lbs, which is roughly 35% to 45% lighter than a standard tone ring banjo. 

The Saturn's 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. 

We're also big fans of the Saturn's sleek design. The matte black Heli-Mount frame and tortoise binding create an entirely unique look that is sure to turn heads at your next jam.

To top it all off, a compound radiused ebony fingerboard and wide frets make for buttery-smooth playability.

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

Tonally, the Saturn is a bit more warm and woody than a traditional tone ring banjo, but it still has plenty of power, clarity, and projection.

Includes heavy duty Access gig bag.


  • Mahogany neck and resonator
  • 3-ply maple rim
  • Timber-tronic hardwood tone ring
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard
  • 1.28" nut width
  • 26-3/8" scale
  • Spikes on frets 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Nechville clearcoat finish
  • "Saturn & Stars" fingerboard inlay
  • Hardwood armrest
  • Heavy duty Access brand gig bag
  • Weighs 7.64 lbs
  • Serial number 2904

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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To get started, just select the PayPal payment option at checkout, then select PayPal Credit as your preferred method of payment. 


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To apply, select the "Affirm" option at checkout and follow the instructions.

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