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Nechville: Geometric Eclipse Custom

Submitted by bohomus on 8/17/2005

Where Purchased: Nechville Musical Products

Year Purchased: 2005
Price Paid: 2500 ($US)


I got the turbo electric unit to make my banjo electric. It is a wonderful mellow sound. It sounds the most like an acoustic banjo I've heard.

Sound Rating: 10


Tom & the boys do a great job . Good comunication. The banjo came out of the box just with the setup Tom & I discussed. Everything perfect!!!!

Setup Rating: 10


Wow!!!!! Beatiful finish. Great look overall. I got the black hardware and the walnut upgrade. I almost hate to touch it it looks so good.

Appearance Rating: 10


Hard to say about how long the finish will last. I play & practice alot. I think the finish & hardware will last as long as any other I've seen. I do use the banjo without a backup.

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

Tom Nechville & his company have been absolutely terriffic. I'm sure he will be great in the future.

Customer Service: 10


Everything about this banjo could not be better. I can't think of anything I would like to be different on it. Tom made it just like I wanted it. The turbo unit is genius. Tom Nechville designs are spectular. The idea of going from an electric banjo to an acoustic banjo very quickly is ingenious. All parts are very high quality.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I very much recommend this banjo or any other Nechville banjo. Working with Tom was a great banjo buying experence. I highly recommend that you call Tom & talk to him before you buy any other banjo.

Overall Rating: 10

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