#203 - Greenman-200X200

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 #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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    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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    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 #414 Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo Mini 5

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    New Barry Sholder #414 Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo Mini 5

    Cherry Neck 17" scale Overall length 28" Ebony veneer peghead overlay Madagascar Rosewood fretboard 13 frets Abalone fretboard dots Ebony nut Ebony Friction violin tuners...very smooth operation Canteen Gourd 9 1/2" X 3 1/2" deep with 2" soundport Black Goatskin Head Romero Style Tailpiece Tuned like a full-size banjo G or A tuning Barry Sholder mini 5 string set *Extra string sets available on the accessaries page  
    $400.00
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    Barry Sholder Akonting #107 replica

    Barry Sholder Akonting #107 replica

    Mahogany neck * no frets 9" canteen gourd left natural as it would have come from the fields of plantations where they were made and played 2" sound port Goatskin head African style tailpiece and neck hand-painted 3 ebony friction tuners 60 lb. nylon fishing line strings  extra included 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.
    $280.00

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