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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 #435 "Naked Curly Maple"

    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #435 “Naked Curly Maple”

    Highly figured Curly Maple Neck ... oil finish 9 1/2 "x 4" Canteen Gourd with 1 3/4" Sound Port Big Bright Sound Fretless Premium Curly Maple Parts Ebony Violin Friction Tuners ... very smooth operation Romero Style tail piece Curly Maple Nut  1 3/8" Natural goatskin head 1 5/16" maple nut Barry Sholder Standard Gourd string set (tunes to open G) *Extra Stings sets available on the accessories page **This banjo can be custom ordered with 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.
     
         
    $480.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #441 "Mini 5"

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    New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #441 “Mini 5”

    Cherry Neck with  oil finish Cherry peghead with black and white purfling Oak Fretted Fingerboard Oil Finish 17" scale  14 frets Mother of Pearl position dots..12 th dot turquoises "Training wheels" side dots Corian Nut 1  3/16" wide Ebony Friction violin tuners...very smooth operation Canteen Gourd 9" dia. X 4 1/2" deep with 1 3/4" soundport Natural Goatskin Head Romero Style Tailpiece Barry Sholder Special Mini  5 string set *Extra string sets available on the accessaries page  
    Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
       
    $410.00
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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 #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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    New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #427

    New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #427

    Black Walnut neck with Oil Finish Oak fretless Finger Board 9" dia. x 5 1/2" deep Kettle Gourd with a 2  sound port Goatskin Head Corian Nut 1 3/16" wide Ebony Violin Friction Tuners....very smooth operation Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo String Set Romero style tailpiece *Extra Stings sets available on the accessories page **This banjo can be custom ordered with 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.
     
    $400.00

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