Banjo-maker Tom Nechville takes MN Original around his workshop and demonstrates the nontraditional process he uses to make the instrument more playable and easier to tune.
Tom Nechville runs “Nechville Musical Products”, a store that manufactures banjos and related accessories in Bloomington, Minnesota. The shop began as a home garage job in 2001 before expanding to a warehouse and office in 2005.
He invented the “heli-mount” frame for banjos, allowing the parts to screw in “like a cap on a peanut butter jar”.
Artist web site: www.nechville.com