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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 Gourd Banjo #434 "Mel"

    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 **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 Gourd Banjo #443"Fencepost"

    New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo #443″Fencepost”

    Cherry Neck with real barnwood All rough and natural except the neck Oak Fretless Fingerboard (26 3/16" scale) Barnwood Peghead Rusty nail in peghead Oak Nut 1 3/8" nut Ebony friction violin tuners tuning pegs Rusty Nail Spotted Goatskin Head Canteen Gourd 10" X  4 1/2" Deep 1 3/4" Soundport Romero Style Tailpiece Barry Sholder Std. gourd String Set *Extra string sets available on the accessories page **Can be ordered with frets
    Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
       
     
    $450.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #439 Mini 5

    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #439 Mini 5

    Walnut Neck with Crotch Grain Peghead # 41 shape Oak Fretted Fingerboard Oil Finish 17" scale  17 frets Mother of Pearl position dots Corian Nut 1  5/16" wide Ebony Friction violin tuners...very smooth operation Canteen Gourd 9" dia. X 3 1/2" deep with 1 2" soundport Natural Goatskin Head Romero Style Tailpiece Barry Sholder Special Mini  5 string set *Extra string sets available on the accessaries 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.
       
    $390.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #420 "Bottle Gourd"

    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #420 “Bottle Gourd”

    Black Walnut neck...highly figured (Oil Finish) Oak fretted fingerboard with 14 frets Stitcher Peghead Ebony friction violin tuners .... very smooth operation Bottle gourd 12" long  8" wide   6 1/2" deep 2 Sound ports 2 Goatskin heads Romero style tailpiece Corion nut 1 3/8" wide Strap included Barry Sholder standard gourd banjo string set *Extra string sets available on the accessories page **This banjo can be custom ordered without 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.
       
    $490.00
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    New Barry Sholder Gourd banjo #448 "Walnut/Oak"

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    New Barry Sholder Gourd banjo #448 “Walnut/Oak”

    Walnut Neck with Oil finish Fretless Oak fingerboard oil finish Std 26 3/16" scale..same as Gibson Mastertone Kettle gourd 9 1/2" dia. x 5 1/2" deep 2" soundport Ebony friction violin tuners...very smooth operation Corian nut 1 3/8" wide Barry Sholder std. Gourd Banjo strings This banjo can be ordered with frets Additional string sets are available on accessories page
    $410.00

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