Buy your Nechville Nextar from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.
Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box!
The designer and Nechville company owner Tom Nechville writes ...
Every of a Nechville banjo has been designed for acoustical superiority, convenience, comfort and aesthetics. You'll benefit from the finely crafted details and artistic approach that goes into all Nechville instruments, and you'll have plenty of reasons for pride when owning a Nextar.
As you take the Nechville Nextar into your grasp you'll find yourself instantly transported to the Music Zone.
Your left hand slides smoothly over the fancy Maple and Ebony neck, you feel the comfort and sleekness of the polished frets, and you realize that the silky smooth and durable finish on your Nextar is just the beginning of the magic. You are inspired by the lovely Cascade inlay pattern to create and express, while the music machine that is the Nextar responds to your every command.
The Nextar represents Nechville's desire to blend fine art with ultimate playability. Player comfort and aesthetic beauty both enhance creative musical expression. The contemporary shape of the Nextar's peghead instantly distinguishes it as a Nechville original while aligning the strings in a straight line for tuning efficiency.
- AAA Premium Tiger Stripe Maple Neck and Resonator
- Amber Brown Sunburst Finish
- Durable Black Eclipse Heli-Mount Frame
- Slightly Wider, Comfortable Neck Profile
- Premium Black Binding with Black/White Stripe
- Select Ebony Fingerboard with Compound 7-12" Radius Shape
- Cascade Pearl and Abalone Iinlay
- Super Smooth High Ratio Right Angle Tuning Pegs
- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
- Nechville's Exclusive Cyclotronic Rolling Rim Pot System.
- 3 Ply Maple Rim
- Premium Hard Shell Case, with Adjustment Tools and Manual
- Unique In-line Style Ebony Capped Peghead
- Lifetime Warrantee on all Nechville Acoustics
Supplied Complete with Deluxe Nechville Hard Shell Case
Heli-Mount Features Include:
- Patented Heli-Mount Frame (Please see below for detailed description)
- 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
The Heli-Mount Design
Nechville Musical Products introduced the patented "Heli-mount" banjos at the 1991 "World of Bluegrass" Trade show in Kentucky.
NMP owns a patent on several features of the Heli-mount acoustic banjo. The Heli-mount is a 2 piece, cast aluminum frame that replaces over 70 parts of a regular banjo. There is only one moving part instead of 24 or more. The Heli-mount's head tightens with one helical thread around the perimeter, giving completely even tension to the head, while regular banjo heads have dozens of tension points around the perimeter.
Banjoist, Rick Sampson, describes it as follows, "The two-piece Heli-mount design is simply the most elegant and versatile banjo construction ever, providing unsurpassed musical tone". The added benefits of high reliability, easy maintenance, quick adjustability, interchangeability and lighter weight make it an exceptional value in musical instruments. Nechville has several other unique banjo related products including several models of electric banjos, a small, low cost, lightweight practice/travel banjo, and a compensated banjo bridge sold as an aftermarket upgrade to any banjo.
Nechville Musical Products' revolutionary one-piece cast metal Heli-Mount banjo frame replaces over seventy miscellaneous pieces of hardware used in the construction of conventional hook-and-nut style banjos. Tightening or loosening the Heli-Mount banjo head is accomplished by the simple turning of a threaded tensioning ring, which fits inside the Heli-Mount frame, rotating when one twists two Heli-Mount tensioning wrenches. Similar in operation to a jar lid, the Heli-Mount system produces perfectly even tension throughout the banjo head - in a matter of moments rather than in an all-day project!
The patented Heli-Mount frame is also the primary structural component for the Heli-Mount banjo, eliminating the need for coordinator rods within the banjo's resonating chamber. String action is easily adjusted by a simple loosening at the base of the banjo neck by the use of an Allen wrench. The Heli-Mount neck has been designed to make a solid connection with the Heli-Mount frame, and loosening the neck enables it to slide up or down along the radius of the frame - thereby raising or lowering string action. When the proper action is achieved, the neck is simply tightened back into position with the Allen wrench.
The resulting Heli-Mount banjo tone is full, balanced, and musical, due to the absence of vibrations caused by loose metallic parts and coordinator rods interfering with the inherent clarity of the banjo's tone ring. The bell brass Nechville Heli-Mount tone ring is "freely suspended" within the Heli-Mount banjo's acoustic chamber, resulting in unparalleled purity of banjo sound and projection. The Heli-Mount frame is available as an Eclipse (black) frame, a Corona (polished nickel) frame, and sometimes is even plated in gold.