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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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    Banjo #327 Faux frets

    Banjo #327 Faux frets

    Mahogany neck with Tru-oil finish Rosewood fingerboard 12 ivory plastic faux frets Peghead is Curly Padauck Canteen gourd 9 1/2" dia. x 4" deep with a 1 1/2" sound port Simple purfling rosette on sound port Goatskin head with Romero style tailpiece Ebony friction violin tuners...very smooth Corian nut Barry Sholder Standard Gourd string set, nylon and wound 4th 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 Fretless Gourd Banjo #376 Tooled

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    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #376 Tooled

    Hand Burned Faux Leather Gourd Treatment Mahogany Neck Maple Fretless Fingerboard 1890's style Buckbee Peghead Ebony Friction Violin Tuners.....Very Smooth Antique Oil Finish Romero Style Tailpiece Corian Nut Big Kettle Gourd 8 1/2" X 5 1/4" ..... 2 3/8" Soundport Goatskin Head Barry Sholder Standard String Set *Extra sting sets available on the accessories page  
    $600.00
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    Banjo #330 Fiddlehead Bald Eagle

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    Banjo #330 Fiddlehead Bald Eagle

    Cherry Neck Tru-oil finish semi-gloss Black Walnut fretless fingerboard with a danish oil finish Hand carved and colored Bald Eagle peghead Ebony friction violin tuners Barry Sholder Standard Gourd banjo string set Canteen Gourd measures 10 3/4" dia x 4 1/4" deep  2" soundport Goatskin head Romero style tailpiece
    $650.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #392 "Greenman"

    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #392 “Greenman”

    Maple fingerboard Cherry Neck Handcarved Greenman Woodspirit Maple Bridge Big Kettle Gourd 10 1/2" x 6" Deep Olive Green Dye 2 3/8" soundport Goatskin with Waterproofing Corion Nut (used on Gibson guitars) Ebony Friction Tuners (Very Smooth Operation) Barry Sholder Standard Gourd Banjo String Set *Extra string sets available on the accessories page 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. *This Banjo can be custom ordered with frets.
    $460.00
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    New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo #384 "Irma" Fretted

    New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo #384 “Irma” Fretted

    Curly Maple Neck Madagascar Rosewood fretboard 20 frets Corian nut Ebony friction violin tuners....very smooth operation Kettle Gourd 10" dia. x 6"deep 2" soundport Romero style tailpiece Goatskin head Semi-gloss polyurethane finish *this can be ordered fretless 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.
    $445.00

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