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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

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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 #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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    Banjolele #082T Tattoo series "Sparrow"

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    Banjolele #082T Tattoo series “Sparrow”

    Cherry neck with hand-rubbed oil finish Marbled Black Walnut peghead and backstrap veneer Black Walnut Fretboard with 16 frets Abalone dots and white side dots Grover Champion Statite #6B open machine tuners LaBella #13 string set w/ wound 3rd Canteen style gourd 8 1/2"x 4" deep with 1 1/2" soundport Corian nut and Romero style tasilpiece
    $300.00
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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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    New Barry Sholder Banjolele #086C Concert "Fiddlehead"

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    New Barry Sholder Banjolele #086C Concert “Fiddlehead”

    Concert size 15" scale 18 frets O/A length 28" Premium Curly Maple neck Walnut fretboard Ebony violin friction tuners Aquila New Nylgut #7U concert string set 8 1/2" diameter Gourd fiberglassed * This banjolele is available as a custom order with different wood combinations and hardware
    $350.00

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