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Tenors

Looking for tenor Banjos?

We build them!

Typically we build tenors to order. This allows us to build you exactly to the specs you want. We can build any of our listed models, or they can be used as a jumping off point.

Options include:

17 & 19 fret necks
Resonator & open back designs
Custom scale length

Custom options include:

Your choice of binding
Your choice of inlay
Your choice of powdercoat
Nickel or gold plated frame
Radiused fingerboard

And much, much more. Let us help you build the perfect tenor for you!

Meet The Comet

Solid Body Electric

Heli-Mount frame

Heli-Mount Design

Simple. Adjustable. Advanced.

Heli-Mount frame

Nechville has been manufacturing professional banjos in the USA for over 30 years. Our patented Heli-Mount system eliminates all hooks, nuts, rods, and hoops with its two piece hardware system. This lightweight and versatile design replaces about 70 pieces of metallic hardware found on all other banjos. The result of the Heli-Mount's perfect head tension is unprecedented musical body and depth.

Tom has added many additional banjo improvements and upgrades over the years. Watch the video below to learn more about Heli-Mount technology and the history of Nechville banjos.

6 Common Banjo Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Banjos are machines, mechanical by nature. Look for these warning signs that show your banjo is far from running its best.

The fine print: Some of these adjustments require prowess and technical expertise. If you are not comfortable with any of these procedures, please contact Nechville or bring your instrument to a professional luthier.

1. Your banjo goes out of tune quickly, or does not stay in tune

  • Change your strings the right way
  • Stretch out new strings
  • Upgrade your tuning machines if necessary
  • Make sure your neck connection is stable

2. Your banjo goes out of tune up the neck
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Vintage

Old and Improved

Nechville Vintage 5 String Banjo