The new TH Custom Nechville Phantom banjo has been very popular, and this will be the first unsold one we've actually had in the shop. It has abalone inlays, Nechville’s new hybrid tone ring, maple binding, and a stunning quilted maple resonator.
It sold in less than two weeks, but I have another one on order. A deposit will reserve it. The banjo is also available with a 12" pot.
The new TH Custom Nechville Phantom banjo has been very popular, so we decided to have an openback built using the same inlay design and walnut wood. This is the first one, which was just completed. Nechville is at least eight months behind on production, so if you are interested in purchasing one, a deposit will reserve it. Click here for pictures
This desirable banjo is in exceptionally nice condition, with just some wear on the first four frets. It is 100% original, with the typical crappy case. Click here for pictures
Made in Fullerton, California, this walnut banjo is in nice condition except for one thing; there is a crude repair of a hole in the resonator. I have no idea how that happened, although I could probably come up with a good story about a gunshot in a bar. There is a little fret wear on the first few frets. Chrome metal parts. It has a set of Keith Bump D tuners, and the banjo will be sold with or without them. Click here for pictures
This banjo has a new Richie Dotson neck with Reno inlay, and Richie also installed one of his new flathead tone rings, and it will hold its own with any banjo. The metal parts are exceptionally nice, with a virtually flat flange. If you've been looking for a prewar Gibson, this just might be the one. Click here for pictures
Tube and plate diamond flange, and 40-hole archtop tone ring. Richie Dotson just made a new copy neck for this mahogany banjo. Note the fancy concentric rings on the resonator. Studio King banjos are quite rare; much more so than Recording Kings. This one is completely original, including the Presto tailpiece, and it still has the original skin head. The resonator has numerous scratches, but it could easily be refinished. FON 9615-7. Click here for pictures
Overall condition of this tenor banjo is excellent. Some wear on the first 5 frets. 4 piece flange. No tuners or tailpiece. With a new neck, this would make a great 5-string banjo. Decent hardshell case. SN 91555. Click here for pictures
Other than the fact that the metal on the tone ring and tension hoop needs cleaning and polishing, the banjo is in nearly mint condition. Tubaphone tone ring, and a beautiful curly maple neck. There is virtually no fret wear. On the peghead, there are a few small areas where the overlay has discolored. Original hardshell case. Click here for pictures
Mahogany wood. Very nice overall condition, with virtually no wear on the frets. Original hardshell case. Click here for pictures
Nice condition, with virtually no fret wear. Mahogany, with flathead tone ring and Wreath inlay. Click here for pictures
This is about as nice as a used instrument could be. Beautiful wood with just a wisp of fret wear; I've seen new instruments in shops with more wear. There are two marks on the side where the armrest was. Serial number 12769. Click here for pictures
SOLD, BUT WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE ON ORDER. The latest Turtle Hill Custom is burl walnut, with abalone inlays, and Nechville’s new hybrid tone ring. It is only available through us. Options include type of tone ring (regular, wood, or hybrid), quilted mahogany or quilted maple instead of burl walnut. Click here for pictures