Defy Gravity

Introducing Earth's lightest professional resonator banjo. The Athena is light and elegant. Its Timber-Tronic tone ring sounds brilliant and reduces the total weight by nearly twenty five percent. While the wood ring is standard, Nechville Pro Bronze and Hybrid tone rings are also possible. The neck width is 1.22" at the nut, just a hair narrower than most Nechvilles.

Timber-Tronic Tone Ring
Exotic ultralight wood tone ring
Nechville Clearcoat Finish
Won't crack like traditional lacquer
Radiused Fingerboard
7-12" compound radius for playability and comfort
Walnut neck and resonator
For a great balanced sound, handpicked for stability
3-Ply Maple Rim
Steam bent, then spun by hand
Fancy Binding
Black binding with white black pinstripe
Custom Athena

Quick-Cam Neck Connection
Our necks are adjustable and removable

Heli-Mount Technology
Perfect head tension, easy setup and adjustments

Cyclotronic System
Better sound from ball bearing rim-tone ring interface

Compensated Bridge
The solution to intonation issues and the gateway to great sound

Comfort Armrest
Increases right hand circulation and comfort

In-line Tailpiece
6 way adjustable



Lifetime Warranty
Money Back Guarantee
Includes Professional Hard Shell Case
Compatible With Multiple Tone Rings

Custom Options

Looking to plug in?

Warp Drive Pickup

Want this neck on your favorite banjo pot?

Flux Capacitor

Looking for something based on this model?

We can customize just about every part of the banjo.

Here are some examples:

Add tunneled 5th string
Custom inlay
Custom design work
Custom amplification options
Custom scale
Exotic wood
Specialty binding
Upgrade frame to nickel or gold
Lightweight wood ring/bronze ring swap
Narrower neck profile

See our custom design page for more ideas. Let us help you dream up your next banjo!



The fine print:

Feature Spec
Neck Wood Walnut
Resonator Wood Walnut
Approx. Weight 7.7 lbs
Neck Profile 1.22" at nut
Bridge Spacing Standard
Scale Length 26 3/8"
Binding Black with b/w stripe
5th String Standard
5th String Roller N/A
Tuner Ratio 14:1, 4:1 for 5th string
Peghead Geo 4
Tone Ring Timbertronic
Radiused Yes
Inlay Heart Blossom
Head Renaissance
Finish Nechville Clear
Stain Natural
Truss Rod 2-Way Stainless
Frets Nickel
Case Premium Hard Shell
String Gauge .010", .012", .014", .022", .010"

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