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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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    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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    Banjo #371 fretless Gourd 5 string "Modified Buckbee "

    Banjo #371 fretless Gourd 5 string “Modified Buckbee “

    Mahogany neck Oak fretless fingerboard 26 3/16" scale Modified Buckbee Minstrel peghead Ebony friction tuners Barry Sholder standard string set Corian nut Canteen gourd 10 1/2" dia. x 4 1/2" deep 2" soundport Goatskin head * 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.
    $425.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #420 "Bottle Gourd"

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    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.  
    $490.00
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    New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo #419 "Fencepost"

    New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo #419 “Fencepost”

    Cherry Neck with Faux barnwood All rough and natural except the neck Oak Fretless Fingerboard (26 3/16" scale) Barnwood Peghead Hand-carved Nut Hand-carved tuning pegs Hand-carved nut 1 7/16" Rusty Nail Goatskin Head Not so round Canteen Gourd 8 1/2" X  5" Deep 2" Soundport Romero Style Tailpiece Barry Sholder Std. gourd String Set *Extra string sets available on the accessories page **Can be 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.
     
    $430.00
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    New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo #393 "Hot Rod Bottle"

    New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo #393 “Hot Rod Bottle”

    Walnut neck Maple Fretless Fingerboard Corion nut (Used in Gibson Guitars) Ebony friction violin tuners ...very smooth Small Bottle gourd 10" length x 6 1/2" wide  x 5" deep 2 sound ports 2 goatskins ScotchGard treated heads Barry Sholder Standard Gourd string set   *extra sets available on the accessories page Strap included ... ya can't hold it without one! *Can be 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.
     
    $440.00

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