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Nechville: Phantom

Submitted by banjo dog on 4/22/2012

Where Purchased: Turtle hill

Year Purchased: 2012
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter


Banjo sounds amazing. I purchased mine with the 20 hole tone ring that sounds amazing. New out of the box is very punchy and bright, but you can tell there is a lot of depth to it. I originally heard the one in his store which has the same depth, but less punchy. I am fine either way. I was between this and a Deering Sierra. The Sierra also sounds amazing and was much louder. That being said the phantom is just so cool and I felt just a little more depth and warmth out of it.

Sound Rating: 10


Setup was perfect. I would have liked some thicker strings, but easy fix. I would change nothing. That being said its the easiest banjo in the world to set up the was you want.

Setup Rating: 10


This is the most beautiful piece of art I have ever seen. Mine waws specialty made with cocobola fingerboard and cocobola striping around the maple pot. The wood is a stripped maple for the neck and pot. Seriously, The most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

Appearance Rating: 10


Yep it does!

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Besides sending a thank you letter to Nechville. No Customer service was needed except for the purchase from Turtle hill. Turtle Hill on the other hand was amazing and worth the drive. They let me play a bunch of different banjos and allowed me to choose the one I wanted. I really never thought I would have chose the Phantom as I am much more traditional. That being said I'm not looking back.

Customer Service: 10


Pot is amazing and the helimount frame and neck is very easy to adjust.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Most beautiful banjo ever. Check out my pictures in my profile.

Overall Rating: 10

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