Freedom to Fly

Introducing Nechville's newest electric banjo. The Comet has a solid body with two hot rails pickups. Like all of our instruments it's made here in the USA. The Comet has the same great neck and radiused fingerboard as our premium acoustic banjos. It's perfect for plugging right into a headphone amp or device for practice. For live gigs, the Comet is as feedback resistant as an electric guitar, and incredibly light. The Comet is perfect for someone looking to electrify their banjo sound.

Radiused Fingerboard
7-12" compound radius for playability and comfort
Solid Body
Allows for quiet practice and loud performances
Dual Passive Humbuckers
With separate controls for a wide range of tone, no batteries required
Strat-Style Bridge
Five saddle bridge adds sustain, individual compensation, and adjustible action

Custom Gallary

Michal from the Czech Republic pulling some great tones out of his custom Comet

See the Comet played through GarageBand on iOS



Note: Like electric guitars, the Comet does not come shielded from the factory. That means that if you play in an area that has a lot of radio freqencies you may hear a bit of hum through your amp. If you need your Comet to be as quiet as possible, let us know and we can shield it during the build.

Lifetime Warranty
Money Back Guarantee
Includes Professional Hard Shell Case

Custom Options

Looking for something based on these models?

We can customize just about every part of the banjo.

Here are some examples:

Add tunneled 5th string
Custom inlay
Custom design work
Custom pickup options
Custom scale
Custom color
Exotic wood
Specialty binding
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 Standard: Blonde Maple
Resonator Wood N/A
Approx. Weight 5.2 lbs
Neck Profile 1.28" at nut
Bridge Spacing J.D. Crowe
Scale Length 26 3/8"
Binding Black
5th String Standard
5th String Roller N/A
Tuner Ratio 14:1, 4:1 on 5th string
Peghead Geo 4
Tone Ring N/A
Radiused Yes
Inlay Dot
Head N/A
Finish Lacquer
Stain Neck: N/A Body: Black tinted lacquer
Truss Rod 2-Way Stainless
Frets Nickel
Case Premium Hard Shell
String Gauge .010", .012", .014", .022", .010"
Pickup System Neck and bridge Humbuckers with master volume and tone

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