Openback of the Future

Take this brand new openback for a spin. The Moonshine brings Heli-Mount technology to the openback market. Its high tech Excelsior frame yields a smooth musical sound from its perfectly tensioned head. This is the same technology that our resonator banjos employ that grants huge flexibility in tone, setup, and tonal (and tone ring) options. You can upgrade the Excelsior frame with nickel plating or one of our many custom powercoat options.

Partial Thumb Scoop
Out of the way of fretting
Curly maple neck
For a crisp, clean sound
Nechville Clearcoat Finish
Won't crack like traditional lacquer
Excelsior Frame
Heli-Mount head tightening system, easy head and tone ring change
Timber-Tronic Tone Ring
Exotic ultralight wood tone ring standard
Tone Flexibility
Archtop and flathead rings will also fit same rim

Deluxe model:

Diamond Blossom Inlay



Dot Inlay


Lifetime Warranty
Money Back Guarantee
Includes Professional Hard Shell Case

Custom Options

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
Add a radius
Custom inlay
Custom design work
Custom amplification options
Custom scale
Exotic wood
Specialty binding
Upgrade to gold plating
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 Maple
Resonator Wood N/A
Approx. Weight 7.0 lbs
Neck Profile 1.22" at nut
Bridge Spacing J.D. Crowe
Scale Length 26 3/8" or 25 1/2" Short Scale
Binding Black
5th String Standard
5th String Roller N/A
Tuner Ratio 4:1
Peghead Classic
Tone Ring STD- Brass hoop DLX-Timbertronic
Radiused No
Inlay STD- Dot DLX- Diamond Wing
Head Renaissance
Finish Nechville Clear
Stain Medium Brown
Truss Rod 2-Way Stainless
Frets Nickel
Case Premium Hard Shell
String Gauge .010", .012", .014", .022", .010"

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