Nechville- Heli-Mount Frame

Audio Visual Collections > Banjo Construction Photograph Archive
Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
Musical instruments
Bennett, Bud, 1963-
digital image
Coverage - Temporal
Nechville- Heli-Mount Frame2.jpg
Radford University. McConnell Library. Archives & Special Collections.
The Nechville tailpiece is generally held in place only by the tension of the strings- however, the tension band has two very small indentations that two screws in the tailpiece sit in for increased stability. This photograph shows the tailpiece area of the Heli-Mount Frame and we can see scratches around these indentations that indicate an incorrect placement was attempted. The Heli-Mount Frame is unique to the Nechville Banjo. The Heli-Mount Frame combines the stretcher band, flange, 24 hooks, 24 nuts, provides a unique neck attachment system, and provides the basis for the head tensioning system. The Nechville Musical Products Company is located in Bloomington, Minnesota and is owned and operated by Tom Nechville.
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