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Welcome to my Gourd Banjo website. My name is Barry Sholder, and I am the maker of Barry Sholder Gourd banjos and Barry Sholder Gourd Ukulele.
When I make one of my instruments, I approach the building process as an organic sculpture taking into consideration the color and texture of exotic woods, shape and size of the gourds, color contrast. These elements combine to give the musician, not only a fine musical instrument, but a beautiful piece of art.

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    New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #444 "Bottle Gourd"

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    New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #444 “Bottle Gourd”

    Black Walnut neck... (Oil Finish) Oak fretted fingerboard fretless Modified Jacobs Peghead Ebony friction violin tuners .... very smooth operation Bottle gourd 12" long  9" wide   6 1/2" deep 2 Sound ports 2 Goatskin heads Romero style tailpiece Corion nut 1 3/8" wide Strap included Barry Sholder standard gourd banjo string set *Extra string sets available on the accessories page Free Strap included **This banjo can be custom ordered with frets. **Out of stock/Special Order Available
    Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
     
       
    $520.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #440 "Naked Rosewood"

    New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #440 “Naked Rosewood”

    Bolivian Rosewood Neck...Oil Finish Modified Jacobs Peghead Rosewood Fretless Finger Board...Oil Finish Rosewood nut and bridge Natural Goatskin Head Ebony friction tuners.... very smooth operation Huge 11 1/2" canteen gourd 5" deep with 2" Sound port Romero style tailpiece Barry Sholder standard gourd sting set *Extra Stings sets available on the accessories page **This banjo can be custom ordered with frets. **Out of stock/Special Order Available
    Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
     
    $480.00
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    Banjo #345 Raku Moonman

    Banjo #345 Raku Moonman

    Mahogany neck Curly maple fretless fingerboard Ebony friction violin tuners Barry Sholder standard 5 string banjo strings * extras available on the accessories page Canteen Gourd 9 3/4" dia. x 4" deep with 2" sound port Romero style tailpiece Goatskin head Handmade Raku moon medallion Out of Stock/Special Order Available Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
    $430.00
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    Barry Sholder Akonting #107 replica

    Barry Sholder Akonting #107 replica

    Mahogany neck * no frets 9" canteen gourd left natural as it would have come from the fields of plantations where they were made and played 2" sound port Goatskin head African style tailpiece and neck hand-painted 3 ebony friction tuners 60 lb. nylon fishing line strings  extra included Out of Stock/Special Order Available Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
    $280.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #434 "Mel"

    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #434 “Mel”

    Oak fingerboard oil finish Cherry Neck oil finish Handcarved Painted  Woodspirit Peghead Rosewood Bridge Big Kettle Gourd 9 1/2" x 5 1/2" deep 1 3/4" soundport Black Goatskin head Corion Nut 1 5/16" Ebony Friction Tuners (Very Smooth Operation) Barry Sholder Standard Gourd Banjo String Set *Extra string sets available on the accessories page **Out of stock/Special Order Available
    Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
         
    $440.00

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