Nechville announces a joint venture with Wayne Sagmoen banjos. Wayne has become known for his expert craftsmanship and creative openback banjo designs. Reminiscent of the Ashborn Banjos of the 1860's, the Sagmoen Pots feature Block-style construction with a built-in wooden flange. The Wood flange reduces the metal part requirements and provides a smoother, more natural appearance while making the banjo more comfortable to hold.
The Nechville-Sagmoen collaboration has yielded a stunning result that is sure to get the attention of the entire banjo community. Its called The Atlas, and is the first in Nechville’s upcoming line of Hybrid banjos. That, it has a conventional pot and a Nechville neck assembly, with full adjustability and ease of use.
Imagine, if you will, taking the all new Atlas Openback Hybrid Nechville banjo into your grasp. You begin by wrapping one hand around the comfortable, sleek radiused neck, and strumming your first chord with the other - instantly realizing what the fuss is all about.
Big sound is not enough to describe what emanates from the Atlas, and fullness is an understatement. The depth, resonance, and sustain capture you as they take on new musical meaning and you begin communicating through the musical tool that is the Atlas.
Nechville has carefully selected, cut and crafted aged timber blocks into an artful and tonally superior banjo body. The resulting 12" body is capped with exotic hard tone wood, imparting a dark and warming timbre to this banjo's sound. We have chosen a Renaissance head for an organic, mellow, responsive tone.
Completing this unique banjo is a lovely removable dowel stick that you can use for holding a pickup, or tone altering inserts.
As if the easy, comfortable playability of the radiused neck and the rich, resonant tone were not enough, you will find yourself experiencing a level of comfort you didn't know was possible. The comfort beveled wooden armrest on the Atlas gives you many more hours of tireless playing. You'll love our exclusive thumb scoop, giving access to that sweet spot without loss of fretting playability. The Nechville tailpiece, neck and body system are so solid that you'll have no trouble keeping your new Atlas in tune.
Nechville uses the finest components and issues a full lifetime warranty with every banjo creation. Includes Nechville's patent-pending adjustable neck, making it a standout among open-back banjos. You can take your banjo anywhere by simply disengaging the neck and carrying both parts in a carry along bag or suitcase. It only takes a moment to pop the neck and tailpiece back on when you're ready to unpack and play; and you have the further benefit of choosing the optimum playing action for your own style. You don't have to settle for less than premium quality craftsmanship and sound.
Want 5th-string railroad spike capos? We offer this as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. Choose Yes or No when you add this banjo to your shopping cart.
What's a 5th-string railroad spike capo? Click here to see a photo. When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you'll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you're playing, you don't really notice the spikes because they're out of the way, but they're always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you're done, slide it out.
Note: Our banjos are individually inspected and set up by our Banjo.com staff in Georgia, and delivered ready-to-play. We are banjo players, so we set them up the way we want to play them! Each banjo is in tune when we carefully pack it for shipment. Climate conditions and travel will affect the tuning, so it may need to be fine-tuned before playing.