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❌SOLD❌ Nechville Atlas Deluxe Openback Banjo Walnut

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We’ve just taken delivery of a brand new Nechville Atlas Deluxe openback banjo in Walnut! Nechville presents the Atlas as ‘A Clawhammer Dream’.

The Nechville Atlas Deluxe is light – I weighed this one at just over five pounds- sounds great and is a joy to play. Its design is a collaboration between Tom Nechville and Wayne Sagmoen and echos the Ashborn Banjos of the 1860s. The addition of Modern Nechville innovations make the Atlas the most advanced traditional openback to date.

Here’s Grant MacNeill on the Nechville Atlas Deluxe:

“The new Atlas Deluxe is the latest creation from Tom Nechville, one of the most innovative banjo makers in the world.

The Atlas Deluxe takes the standard Atlas model to a whole new level. It is fitted with the Nechville Phantom style tunnelled 5th string where the string passes inside of the neck to reach the 5th string tuner on the peghead, offering full neck access without the obstruction of the standard 5th string. The additional upgrade of the special rolling 5th string nut ensures stable and accurate tuning.

The 12 inch rim is aged walnut built in the “block rim” style to ensure maximum strength and mass without the glue pockets common to laminated rims. The walnut unit-tone ring ensures a fat, warm wood-ring tone. Fitted with a Renaissance head, the closest in response and tone to a calf skin head without the service issues.

The neck is black walnut with a 7-12” compound radius fretboard and dressed up with the Nechville Saturn & Stars inlay package. Peghead is the new Symmetrical Headstock and fitted with 15:1 ratio professional-grade, guitar tuners.

Featured at the neck to body joint is the famous Nechville Partial-Thumb-Scoop for frailing banjo styles. “

Nechville Atlas Deluxe Specifications:

  • Neck Wood: Walnut
  • Approx. Weight: 6.5 lbs
  • Neck Profile: 1.28″ at nut
  • Bridge Spacing: J.D. Crowe
  • Scale Length: 26 3/8″ or 25 1/2″ Short Scale
  • Binding: Black
  • 5th String: Standard
  • Tuner Ratio: 4:1
  • Peghead: Classic
  • Tone Ring: Exotic Wood Cap
  • Radiused: Deluxe- Yes
  • Inlay: Saturn and Stars
  • Head: Renaissance
  • Finish: Nechville Clear, Mohawk Lacquer for pot
  • Stain: Natural
  • Truss Rod: 2-Way Stainless
  • Frets: Nickel
  • Case: Deluxe- Premium Hard Shell
  • String Gauge: .010″, .012″, .014″, .022″, .010″
Price: $3,590.00 CAD
  • Model: Atlas Deluxe
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New. 3055 Shown, built 2022 in Bloomington Minnesota.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 13/04/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.28lbs 2.4kg
  • Scale Length: 26.375in 669.9mm
  • Nut Width: 1.282in 32.58mm
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