Based closely on the banjo made for Leon Hunt, this beautiful example of the Nechville Phantom Curly Maple Leon Hunt Banjo features top of the top grade, highly figured curly maple and cocobolo.
This is not a ‘formal’ Nechville model – it doesn’t appear in their product catalog. The Nechville Phantom Curly Maple Leon Hunt Banjo is made for The Twelfth Fret.
The wooden tone ring combined with a mix of steel and nylon ball bearings gives the warm, fat tone of the famous Nechville ‘Zeus’ model. The attractive honey amber on the metal components is a limited run finish.
|Serial Number||1485, built during 2012 at Tom Nechville’s shop in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA.|
|Pricing||Please contact us for pricing information using the form linked below.|
|Neck||Highly figured maple neck with cocobolo fingerboard and characteristic Nechville 5th string tunnel and two-way truss rod. 7 to 12 inch compound radius fingerboard, 26.4 inch scale length.|
|Frets||Wide frets, wider than standard banjo frets, providing more mass at the string end for a clearer, more solid tone and better sustain.|
|Body||The Phantom ‘Leon Hunt’ features Nechville’s Cocobolo TimbrTronic Tone Ring, Nechville’s Exclusive Cyclotronic Rolling Rim Pot System and a 3 Ply Maple Rim, and Necvhille’s patented Heli-Mount Frame and adjustable radiused neck attachment, plus a Remo medium crown head. The resonator and armrest are nothing short of spectacular.|
|Finish||Clear gloss finish with a light walnut tint, to bring out the figure of the maple. The metal parts have a light amber tint.|
|Hardware/electronics||Gold plated tuners, and standard Nechville Phantom components with a Cocobolo armrest.|
|Playability/Action||Nechville banjos play very well, and we will of course set up the instrument to the player’s requirements.|
|Case||Hardshell arch top TKL ‘Canadian’ case included.|
Here are photos of a 2014 Nechville Phantom Leon Hunt, number 1863.
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