Nechville Moonshine Standard or Deluxe with Excelsior Heli-Mount Frame

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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. is an authorized dealer for all Nechville Banjo Models and at the best prices. Call or email us anytime for a price quote or price match. Toll free 1-866-322-6567 email us 

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  • All Nechville Banjos purchased are delivered to you professionally set up and ready to play.
  • 5th string Capo Spikes at the 7th 9th and 10th frets are installed FREE on any Nechville model purchased at It's always OK to request capo spikes installed at different frets too.
  • Hard shell Case and Shipping is complimentary on all Nechville Banjos

Classic Moonshine Deluxe Features

  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Premium Figured Maple neck
  • "Classic" Shaped Peghead
  • Diamond Blossom Inlay
  • Nechville Thumb Scoop
  • Excelsior Heli-Mount Frame
  • Timbr-Tronic Exotic Wood Cap Tone Ring Plus Nechville's Exclusive Cyclotronic Rolling Rim Pot System with Lightweight Tone Spheres
  • Exotic Wood Comfort Beveled Arm Rest
  • Nechville inline tailpiece
  • Enterprise bridge
  • Hard Shell Case

Classic Moonshine Standard 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

Free with this Banjo
All 5-string Nechville Bluegrass Banjos include the FREE items listed in the right column. This banjo includes 5 Ross Nickerson DVDs, an electronic banjo tuner, unlimited access to Ross' All Online Lesson's with no expiration, TKL Professional Hard Shell Banjo Case, Free Professional Set-up and Free US Shipping. It's OK to make substitutions for free items or receive credit for any free items offered too.

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  • Deluxe Model - $2700
  • Standard Model - $2250

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Free hard case
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Your banjo comes with a free hard shell banjo case. $199 retail

Free / 5 Ross Nickerson DVDs
Fundamentals of Five String Banjo,
Banjo Jamming and Play Along
Playing Banjo By Ear & Learning Chords
Rock Solid Banjo Timing and Backup
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How to Practice Banjo.$99 value   

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Separate 1-year free membership to Free access to members only site. Receive 25% off all instructional materials along with discounts on other special sale items. Over 100 free videos, 50 lesson and song videos with matching tab, 100 plus free tab files, "Ask the Banjo Teacher" column, articles and other banjo lessons.
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tunerFree Banjo Tuner
We include a free electronic banjo tuner. You can never have too many of these handy. This free clip on banjo tuner works great for fast and noise free banjo tuning.
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Custom Options

  • Full scoop: 50
  • Compound Radiused Fingerboard: 400
  • Tunneled fifth string (requires radiused fingerboard): 400
  • 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


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