Photos https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/ Photos NBN Banjo https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57618816 57618816 NBN Banjo https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57618817 57618817 NBN Banjo https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57618818 57618818 NBN Banjo Abalone inlay https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57618819 57618819 NBN Banjo Brazilian rosewood with custom barred owl design from Audubon painting https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57618820 57618820 NBN Banjo Carved heel https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57618821 57618821 NBN Banjo https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619022 57619022 Magic Music Chris Daniels playing his Style 4 NBN banjo with Magic Music at the 1975 Telluride Bluegrass Festival. See the Links page for info on Magic Music. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204777675 204777675 Stephen Stills Playing long neck NBN banjo in concert https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=142273190 142273190 Stephen Stills Playing long neck NBN banjo in concert https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=142273189 142273189 Banjo and guitar https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619023 57619023 R-1 front https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619025 57619025 R-1 back https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619026 57619026 R-1 headstock Optional gold tuners https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619024 57619024 Levon Helm's R-1 Album cover https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197870692 197870692 Levon Helm's R-1 Custom headstock inlay https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197870693 197870693 Levon Helm's R1 Custom fret markers https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197870694 197870694 Levon Helm's R1 Levon playing his R-1 with Rick Danko at the Lone Star Cafe, NYC, on 11/17/83 https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200612381 200612381 R-2 https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619027 57619027 R-2 https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203566354 203566354 R-2 https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203566355 203566355 R-2 Lefty https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200723649 200723649 R-2 With made-for-NBN Justin case https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=92551771 92551771 R-2 side and heel https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619028 57619028 R-2 back of headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619029 57619029 R-2 heel https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619030 57619030 R-2 fretboard Custom abalone diamond fret markers rather than standard Series 2 ivoroid dots https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619031 57619031 R-2 headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200723650 200723650 R-2 headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59727102 59727102 R-2 headstock Custom abalone inlay rather than standard Series 2 mother of pearl https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619032 57619032 R-2 https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59727100 59727100 R-2 https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59727101 59727101 R-2 heel https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59727103 59727103 R-2 back Indian rosewood https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59727104 59727104 R-2 volute https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59727105 59727105 R-2 heel https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59727106 59727106 R-2 label https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59727107 59727107 Series 3 https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619033 57619033 Series 3 https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200614131 200614131 R-3 In made-for-NBN Justin case https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=92551686 92551686 R-3 In made-for-NBN Justin case https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=92551688 92551688 Series 3 soundhole https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200614126 200614126 Series 3 headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200614127 200614127 R-3 heel https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200614128 200614128 R-3 neck Custom 7 piece laminated neck https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200621111 200621111 R-3 Custom abolone strip on back https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200614124 200614124 R-3-12 In made-for-NBN Justin case https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=92551687 92551687 R-3-12 In made-for-NBN Justin case https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=92551733 92551733 Bill Danoff' Series 3 Bill Danoff playing a Series 3 with Taffy Nivert Danoff and John Denver on an appearance on the British BBC2 station in 1973. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=175662880 175662880 Limited Edition Appears to be an early model https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619034 57619034 Limited Edition headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619035 57619035 Limited Edition fretboard https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619036 57619036 Limited Edition heel https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619037 57619037 Limited Edition Appears to be a later model https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619038 57619038 Limited Edition heel https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619039 57619039 Limited Edition back https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619040 57619040 Limited Edition back https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619041 57619041 Limited Edition https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619042 57619042 Limited Edition https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619043 57619043 Limited Edition heel https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619047 57619047 Limited Edition https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619044 57619044 Limited Edition back https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619045 57619045 Limited Edition back Braz;ilian rosewood https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619046 57619046 Limited Edition heel https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619048 57619048 Limited Edition headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619051 57619051 Limited Edition headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619052 57619052 Limited Edition fretboard https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619053 57619053 Limited Edition 12 String Uncommon shaded top https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203511287 203511287 Limited Edition 12 String Brazilian rosewood back https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203511288 203511288 Limited Edition 12 String Carved heel https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203511289 203511289 Limited Edition 12 String Soundhole https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203511290 203511290 Limited Edition 12 String Uncommon bi-directional tuners https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203511292 203511292 Limited Edition 12 String Fretboard https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203511291 203511291 Limited Edition 12 String Standard non-ornate headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203511293 203511293 Limited Edition 12 String Front https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203511295 203511295 Limited Edition 12 String Back https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203511294 203511294 Classical https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168824633 168824633 Classical https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619055 57619055 Limited Edition butt end https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619054 57619054 Classical headstock Custom carved ebony https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619056 57619056 Classical headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168824636 168824636 Classical headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619057 57619057 Classical headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178490309 178490309 Classical headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59799391 59799391 Classical back Custom carved ebony wedge https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619058 57619058 Classical butt end https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619059 57619059 Classical top https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59799393 59799393 Classical soundhole and rosette https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59799394 59799394 Classical https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59799392 59799392 Classical https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59799390 59799390 Classical bridge inlaid tie blocks https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59799396 59799396 Classical bridge inlaid tie block https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168824634 168824634 Classical bridge https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178490311 178490311 Classical back https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=168824635 168824635 Classical back https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178490310 178490310 Classical back https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59799395 59799395 Concert Series Model CT R-2 https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619061 57619061 Concert Series Model CT R-2 https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619062 57619062 Concert Series back Model CT R-2 - Brazilian rosewood https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619063 57619063 Elvis' guitar Limited Edition Concert model presented to Elvis Presley. See "Guestbook Extra" page for details. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=184963855 184963855 Elvis' guitar Limited Edition Concert model presented to Elvis Presley (broken pick from Elvis). See "Guestbook Extra" page for details. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=184963857 184963857 Elvis' guitar Limited Edition Concert model presented to Elvis Presley. See "Guestbook Extra" page for details. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187570589 187570589 Elvis' guitar Limited Edition Concert model presented to Elvis Presley. See "Guestbook Extra" page for details. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=184965092 184965092 Elvis' guitar Limited Edition Concert model presented to Elvis Presley. See"Guestbook Extra" page for details. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200612985 200612985 Series 2 Cousins Waiting to be played... R-2, M-2-12, CT R-2 https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203515600 203515600 NBN Reunion This happy bunch poses for a group shot after catching up on their busy lives https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=62048320 62048320 Bridge pins Inlaid abalone strips - unlike traditional dots https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203566390 203566390 Steven Stills' 1940 National Gold plated, with NBN neck. See Links page for additional photos. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619064 57619064 Stephen Stills' 1940 National Gold plated, with NBN neck. See Links page for additional photos. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=62976422 62976422 Stephen Stills Collection 1976 Stephen Stills holding National with NBN neck - from January 1976 Guitar Player magazine article photo shoot. See Links page for additional photos. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=142273191 142273191 Stephen Stills Collection Stephen Stills holding National with NBN neck - from a Caribou Ranch/studio sale article https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194239878 194239878 Stephen Stills Banjo & National Stephen Stills playing his NBN long neck banjo. National with NBN neck in background on stand. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204777627 204777627 Electric Bass Special order. Walnut body. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619065 57619065 Electric Bass https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619066 57619066 Electric Bass https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619067 57619067 1964 Gibson ES-345 NBN-fitted neck https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59725956 59725956 1964 Gibson ES-345 NBN-fitted neck https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59725957 59725957 1964 Gibson ES-345 NBN-fitted neck https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59725959 59725959 1964 Gibson ES-345 NBN-fitted neck https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59725958 59725958 1964 Gibson ES-345 NBN-fitted neck note volute https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59725961 59725961 1964 Gibson ES-345 NBN-fitted neck https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59725960 59725960 1973 Fender Telecaster NBN-fitted neck made in 1973. Knobs and switchplate from a '53 Tele. Middle pickup is off a '58 Strat. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=62048318 62048318 1973 Fender Telecaster NBN-fitted neck made in 1973. Brass nut; carved wood fleur-de-lis. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=62048319 62048319 NBN Shop Taken from original 8X10 press photo for 1972 Denver Post article (see Early Articles section) for sale on eBay. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=172534743 172534743 NBN Shop Today, remodeled as a residence. Originally Old Pleasant View Ridge school. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619069 57619069 NBN Sign Taken from original 8X10 press photo for 1972 Denver Post article (see Early Articles section) for sale on eBay. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=172534740 172534740 Monty Novotny Taken from original 8X10 press photo for 1972 Denver Post article (see Early Articles section) for sale on eBay. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=172534741 172534741 Reb Bennett Taken from original 8X10 press photo for 1972 Denver Post article (see Early Articles section) for sale on eBay. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=172534744 172534744 Reed Munns Taken from original 8X10 press photo for 1972 Denver Post article (see Early Articles section) for sale on eBay. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=172534742 172534742 Shop Entrance Reb & Andy Bennett, "Boo", Monty Novotny https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619070 57619070 String Along Top: Reed Munns, Monty Novotny, Barney Stucker. Bottom: Andy Bennett, Reb Bennett. Monty's bass appears to be Ode-based. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=134793842 134793842 NBN Crew Reb Bennett, Monty Novotny, Andy Bennett, Mike Hughes, Kat Bradley, John Cowan, Gary https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619071 57619071 Reb Bennett https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619072 57619072 Reb Bennett https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619073 57619073 Reb Bennett performing https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619074 57619074 Reb Bennett in shop Note orders with serial numbers on chalkboard https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619075 57619075 Display case in shop https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619078 57619078 Boulder Guitar Society On April 26, 2010 luthier Chuck Morrison coordinated a presentation for the Boulder Guitar Society on instrument making in Boulder county in the 1970s. Chuck, Reb Bennett and Andy Bennett display early NBN guitars. Shown are the #4 Classical, #10 R-2 and #2 M-3 . https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110922362 110922362 Andy Bennett in shop https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619076 57619076 Gluing braces https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619077 57619077 Monty Novotny's shop Longmont, CO https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619079 57619079 Novotny guitar https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619080 57619080 Novotny guitar https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619081 57619081 Novotny guitar back https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619082 57619082 Novotny guitar soundhole & stamp https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619083 57619083 Novotny guitar headstock https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57619084 57619084 Novotny classical Body is very similar to the 1937 Hauser style but the upper bout is lengthened about 1/2 inch. The bracing is very standard Torres style but with an additional transverse bar 1" or so bridgewards of the soundhole brace that extends deeper into the treble side than the bass. Has a western red cedar top, Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard. Binding on the body appears to be maple with a black/red/black purfling around the top and white/black around the sides. The red line appears on the back as well. The back center strip, side end inlay, peghead center strip, rosette and bridge tie block decoration are all the same red rose on white background pattern. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59731549 59731549 Novotny classical Indian rosewood https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59731550 59731550 Novotny classical Note red rose on white background pattern https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59731551 59731551 Novotny classical Label hand-drawn by Monty. It is a larger version of his signature snowflake with a stylized "N" in the center. Monty didn't think it appropriate to inlay a snowflake on the peghead for that style guitar and made the snowflake label instead. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=59731552 59731552 'Banjolin' Monty's son Marc playing his 'banjolin' they made together when he was 10. Submitted by Monty's granddaughter Alicia. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=176683352 176683352 Novotny bass neck Monty made this neck for a Fender Precision bass for Jon Delson (jonkdels@gmail.com) in 1974. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=186527804 186527804 Novotny bass neck Monty made this neck for a Fender Precision bass for Jon Delson (jonkdels@gmail.com) in 1974. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=186527859 186527859 Monty Novotny Submitted by Monty's granddaughter Alicia. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=176683353 176683353 Peter Remmen Concert Peter worked at NBN for several years, After they closed he set up a shop at his home in Longmont and when he moved to Idaho he continued to build instruments. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204776019 204776019 Peter Remmen Concert Peter worked at NBN for several years, After they closed he set up a shop at his home in Longmont and when he moved to Idaho he continued to build instruments. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204776018 204776018 Peter Remmen Concert Peter worked at NBN for several years, After they closed he set up a shop at his home in Longmont and when he moved to Idaho he continued to build instruments. https://www.nbnguitars.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204776017 204776017