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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 Gourd Banjo #376 Tooled

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    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #376 Tooled

    Hand Burned Faux Leather Gourd Treatment Mahogany Neck Maple Fretless Fingerboard 1890's style Buckbee Peghead Ebony Friction Violin Tuners.....Very Smooth Antique Oil Finish Romero Style Tailpiece Corian Nut Big Kettle Gourd 8 1/2" X 5 1/4" ..... 2 3/8" Soundport Goatskin Head Barry Sholder Standard String Set *Extra sting sets available on the accessories page  
    $600.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #442 "Naked Curly Maple"

    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #442 “Naked Curly Maple”

    Curly Maple Neck and Fingerboard ... oil finish Boucher Peghead with turquoise cabochon 11 1/4"Canteen Gourd with 2" Sound Port Big Bright Sound Fretless Premium Curly Maple Parts Ebony Violin Friction Tuners ... very smooth operation Romero Style tailpiece Curly Maple Nut  1 1/4" Natural goatskin head Barry Sholder Standard Gourd string set (tunes to open G) *Extra Stings sets available on the accessories page **This banjo can be custom ordered with frets.
    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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    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #439 Mini 5

    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #439 Mini 5

    Walnut Neck with Crotch Grain Peghead # 41 shape Oak Fretted Fingerboard Oil Finish 17" scale  17 frets Mother of Pearl position dots Corian Nut 1  5/16" wide Ebony Friction violin tuners...very smooth operation Canteen Gourd 9" dia. X 3 1/2" deep with 1 2" soundport Natural Goatskin Head Romero Style Tailpiece Barry Sholder Special Mini  5 string set *Extra string sets available on the accessaries 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.
       
    $390.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #441 "Mini 5"

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    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #441 “Mini 5”

    Cherry Neck with  oil finish Cherry peghead with black and white purfling Oak Fretted Fingerboard Oil Finish 17" scale  14 frets Mother of Pearl position dots..12 th dot turquoises "Training wheels" side dots Corian Nut 1  3/16" wide Ebony Friction violin tuners...very smooth operation Canteen Gourd 9" dia. X 4 1/2" deep with 1 3/4" soundport Natural Goatskin Head Romero Style Tailpiece Barry Sholder Special Mini  5 string set *Extra string sets available on the accessaries page  
    Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
       
    $410.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #420 "Bottle Gourd"

    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #420 “Bottle Gourd”

    Black Walnut neck...highly figured (Oil Finish) Oak fretted fingerboard with 14 frets Stitcher Peghead Ebony friction violin tuners .... very smooth operation Bottle gourd 12" long  8" 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 **This banjo can be custom ordered without 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.
       
    $490.00

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