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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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    Banjolele #067T "Geared Tuners"

    Banjolele #067T “Geared Tuners”

    Tenor Size 17"scale 15 frets O/A length 26" Highly figured Curly Maple neck Abalone markers Ebonized Oak fretboard Veneer peghead overlay Geared machine tuners LaBella #13 Banjolele Strings wound 3rd Gourd measures7 1/2 "dia x 4" deep with sound port Abalone dots Goatskin head Romero Style tailpiece
    $290.00
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    Banjolele #070T Fiddlehead - Tenor

    Banjolele #070T Fiddlehead – Tenor

      Highly figured Curly Maple neck Ziracote fretboard with Abalone dots 17 frets D'Addario Pro-Arte clear nylon string set Ebony friction violin tuners Ebony nut Canteen gourd 9" dia x 3 1/2" deep 1 1/2" soundport high gloss Lacquer finish clawhammer scoop signed and numbered 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.
    $350.00
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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 #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 #081T Mosaic Tenor

    Banjolele #081T Mosaic Tenor

    Banjolele #081T is a tenor size, 17" scale banjolele uke with 16 frets. Mahogany neck with a Katalox fretboard. Abalone fretboard markers and white side dots. Corian nut Premium Grover Sta-tite 9NB's open machine geared tuners La Bella #13 banjolele string set with a wound 3rd. Canteen style gourd measuring 9" in diameter x 4" deep with a 1 1/2" soundport. Goatskin head The gourd is covered with handmade paper and the dark lines are burned in, then a Matte clear acrylic is applied over the entire surface.
    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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