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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 #427

    New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #427

    Black Walnut neck with Oil Finish Oak fretless Finger Board 9" dia. x 5 1/2" deep Kettle Gourd with a 2  sound port Goatskin Head Corian Nut 1 3/16" wide Ebony Violin Friction Tuners....very smooth operation Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo String Set Romero style tailpiece *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.
     
    $400.00
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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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    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.
    $390.00
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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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    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #434 "Mel"

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    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
    $440.00

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