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The MOONSHINE is Back!        
Now with the Excelsior Heli-Mount Frame

The cherished traditional open back sound in a totally new look. The Moonshine offers all the benefits of the Heli-Mount and Quick-Cam neck mounting technology with distinctive style and comfort. The Moonshine features an Ebony fingerboard. Neck and body components of the Moonshine are interchangeable with all other Nechville Banjos.

The Moonshine EX openback banjo has undergone an extreme makeover, emerging with an all new Heli-Mount frame specifically designed to make the Moonshine more comfortable and heavy duty for serious, solid sound.  

The Excelsior is precision machine. Designed to deliver a punchy openback tone, it is an ideal crossover banjo capable of powerful bluegrass tones with the versatility of being a Heli-Mount. 

The ebony fingerboard offers smooth playability. This openback possesses super-clean and powerful traditional sound. It possesses an ease of use not formerly known in the open-back world. You can customize the Moonshine EX with the Nechville Thumb Scoop or other popular Nechville features.

 Give us a call for more information or visit our custom options page.


Moonshine EX DLX: 3000

Moonshine EX STD: 2500

To Order: Email or Call our sales line at (747)2BA-NJOS (747-222-6567).


Moonshine EX DLX Features

  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Premium Figured Maple neck
  • "Classic" Shaped  Peghead
  • Diamond Blossom Inlay
  • Nechville Thumb Scoop
  • Excelsior Heli-Mount Frame
  • Tubaphone tone ring
  • Exotic Wood Comfort Beveled Arm Rest
  • Nechville inline tailpiece
  • Enterprise bridge
  • Hard Shell Case

Moonshine EX STD Features

  • Ebony Fingerboard
  •  Maple neck
  • "Classic" Shaped  Peghead
  • Dot Inlay
  • Nechville Thumb Scoop
  • Excelsior Heli-Mount Frame
  • Rolled Brass Hoop tone ring
  •  Comfort Beveled Arm Rest
  • Nechville inline tailpiece
  • Enterprise bridge
  • Hard Shell Case


Custom Options

  •  Full scoop: 50
  • Press-on Plate Style Resonator: 400
  • Compound Radiused Fingerboard: 400
  • Tunneled fifth string (requires radiused fingerboard): 400
  • Tone Ring upgrades-Timbr-Tronic or Pro Cyclotronic, Tubaphone, Archtop many other options available. Prices vary
  • Nickel plated Excelsior frame upgrade: 150
  • Inlay and binding options
  • Custom translucent frame color: 200
  • Built in Capo-bility or any other requests : Please Inquire



Heli-Mount Features Include:

  • Patented Heli-Mount Frame
  • Adjustable Radiused Neck Attachment
  • Stainless Steel Two Way Truss Rod
  • Extra Wide, Long Lasting Frets
  • Nechville's Supreme Quality Finish
  • GHS Strings: .010, .012, .014, .022, .010
  • Remo Medium Crown Head
  • Side Position Dots
  • Nechville In-Line Tailpiece
  • Nechville Enterprise Bridge
  • Detailed Owner's Manual (Also Available for Download)
  • Heli-Mount and Allen Wrenches,
  • Lifetime Warranty