Light Ring

Introducing Earth's lightest professional banjo. The Saturn achieves a great bluegrass sound at a fraction of the weight with its Timber-Tronic tone ring. It has a radiused fingerboard and Heli-Mount frame to boot.

Mother of Pearl
Saturn and stars inlay
3-Ply Maple Rim
Steam bent, then spun by hand
Nechville Clearcoat Finish
Won't crack like traditional lacquer
Walnut neck and resonator
For a great balanced sound, handpicked for stability
Radiused Fingerboard
7-12" compound radius for playability and comfort
Timber-Tronic Tone Ring
Professional wood ring considerably lighter than bronze ring

Quick-Cam Neck Connection
Our necks are adjustable and removable

Heli-Mount Technology
Perfect head tension, easy setup and adjustments

Cyclotronic System
Better sound from ball bearing rim-tone ring interface

Compensated Bridge
The solution to intonation issues and the gateway to great sound

Comfort Armrest
Increases right hand circulation and comfort

In-line Tailpiece
6 way adjustable


Light and Powerful

The Zeus carries all the great features as the Saturn, but wears a beautiful curly maple neck and resonator and a Nextar peghead. Complete with high ratio tuners for smooth, super accurate tuning.

Saturn Model:


Zeus Model:


Lifetime Warranty
Money Back Guarantee
Includes Gig Bag (Hard Case Upgrade Available)
Compatible With Multiple Tone Rings

Custom Options

Looking to plug in?

Warp Drive Pickup

Want this neck on your favorite banjo pot?

Flux Capacitor

Looking for something based on this model?

We can customize just about every part of the banjo.

Here are some examples:

Add tunneled 5th string
Custom inlay
Custom design work
Custom amplification options
Custom scale
Exotic wood
Specialty binding
Upgrade frame to nickel or gold
Lightweight wood ring/bronze ring swap
Narrower neck profile

See our custom design page for more ideas. Let us help you dream up your next banjo!



The fine print:

Feature Spec
Neck Wood Saturn: Walnut
Zeus: Maple
Resonator Wood Saturn: Walnut
Zeus: Curly Maple
Approx. Weight 7.7 lbs
Neck Profile 1.28" at nut
Bridge Spacing J.D. Crowe
Scale Length 26 3/8"
Binding Black
5th String Standard
5th String Roller N/A
Tuner Ratio Saturn- 4:1 | Zeus- 14:1, 4:1 for 5th string
Peghead Saturn: Classic
Zeus: Nextar
Tone Ring Timbertronic
Radiused Yes
Inlay Saturn and Stars
Head Renaissance
Finish Nechville Clear
Stain Saturn: Natural
Zeus: Medium Brown
Truss Rod 2-Way Stainless
Frets Nickel
Case Premium Gig bag
String Gauge .010", .012", .014", .022", .010"

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