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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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Banjos

Banjoleles

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    Banjolele #079T "Deluxe Tuners"

    Banjolele #079T “Deluxe Tuners”

    Tenor Size 17"scale 17 frets O/A length 26" Figured Curly Maple neck Abalone markers and side dots Black Walnut fretboard Australian Black Bean peghead overlay Premium Grover Champion friction tuners GHS Banjolele Strings wound 3rd Gourd measures7 1/2 "dia x 4" deep with sound port Danish Oil finish Goatskin head Romero Style tailpiece Please Note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks
    $290.00
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    Banjolele #083S Soprano

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    Banjolele #083S Soprano

    Mahogany neck 13 frets with Corian nut  1 3/8" Curly Maple fretboard with Ebony dots and the 12th pearl side dots Grover premium Champion Sta-tite friction tuners LaBella #17 string set with wound 3rd Canteen goiurd 8" dia x 2 3/4" deep 1 1/2" soundport Goatskin head with custom bridge
    $250.00
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    Banjolele #083T Premium

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    Banjolele #083T Premium

    Neck is Premium grade highly figured curly maple Burl Veneer Peghead Rosewood radiused fretboard with 17 frets Grover open machine geared tuners 40mm genuine bone nut Canteen Gourd measuring 8 1/2" dia. x 3 1/2" deep 1 1/2" soundport Abalone fretboard dots and white acrylic side dots #13 LaBella Banjolele string set with wound 3rd
    $375.00
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    Banjolele #084C Concert

    Banjolele #084C Concert

    Premium Curly maple neck with a brick red dye...with Tru-oil gloss finish Oak fretboard 12 frets Mother of pearl top dots and white side dots Bone nut 1.43" wide Grover Champion Sta-Tite friction tuners. These are top of the line. Aquila standard nylgut string set #7U Bottle gourd (2 chambers) measures 9 1/2" long, 4 1/2" deepest point Goatskin, Romero style tailpiece Free strap included
    Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
    $300.00
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    Barry Sholder Gourd Banjolele Uke #352 Baritone size

    Barry Sholder Gourd Banjolele Uke #352 Baritone size

    Curly Maple Neck with oil finish Black Walnut fretboard 16 frets 20.5" scale Koa veneer peghead overlay Ebony friction violin tuners Aquila New Nylgut string set 21U DGBE(1st four strings on a guitar) can be strung as re-entrant uke. Corian nut Goatskin head
    Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
    $290.00

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