Posted by JRice43315 on Sunday, May 1, 2011
I've read every article, forum topic and anything else I can find on-line about Nechville banjos. I have visited their website hundreds of times reading specs, listening to soundclips and looking at pictures. I have just about decided that my next banjo (after I save up the bucks) will be a Nechville. I love the looks of the Classic Deluxe, the Vintage and the Orion. The Phantom is a sweet looking banjo too. However I tend to lean toward the more traditional look. If I could buy today it would probably be a Classic Deluxe with an upgrade to the Corona Heli-Mount frame. However after all the on-line research I have never had the opportunity to see, hear, or play one in person. The closest Nechville dealer is St. Louis, MO (approx. 170 miles from home). Things may change tomorrow however. I will be taking my daughter to St. Louis, MO for a doctors appointment and I hope to stop by the dealer there. If so I am hoping they will have a few Nechville's in stock to check out.
Sunday, May 1, 2011 @5:41:29 PM
The best banjo to buy is the one that feels great in your hands and sounds ever so nice to your ears. All the website pictures, spec sheets, soundclips, and advertising hype can not tell you anything about those two primary reasons to buy a banjo. Besides, I don't think any two banjos built with the same inlays and parts ever sound just the same, anyway. There are really a lot of fine banjos being built these days. Take some time and try some out. When you find the right one, you will not have to ask anybody's opinion, you will know.
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