Banjo #305 Longneck – 5 string Fretless

Banjo #305 Longneck – 5 string Fretless

32″ scale fretless, 3 frets have been added so you can capo just behind the third fret for a std banjo size feel.
Cherry neck and fretboard
Curly maple peghead overlay with Danish oil finish
Ebony friction violin tuners
Katalox fingerboard.
Labella #17 strings.
Goatskin head
Romero style tailpiece that keeps the strings from rubbing on the edge of the gourd

$425.00

Available for special order

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This is a New Barry Sholder 5 string Fretless Gourd banjo #305 Longneck
Always loved the long neck ever since I saw and played one many years ago.
This is my take…a 32″ scale as though you added 3 more frets to your std 5 string. The 5th tuner is still in the same place but the banjo has been tuned down to Low D tuning . DADF#A. Very cool tone. I have included 3 frets so you can capo just behind the third fret for a std banjo size
feel.
This banjos features Cherry fretless except for the 3 frets at the top 32″ scale
Sapwood Rosewood veneer peghead overlay with Danish oil finish
Ebony friction violin tuners
Oakfingerboard.
The Gourd is a canteen style measuring 9 ” diameter x 4″ deep with a 1 1/2″ soundport.
The banjo is strung with a set of Labella #17 Strings.
Overall length 46″
I do not have cases for this but I have heard that a Bass guitar gigbag will fit.
This banjo is not available for international shipping