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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 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 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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    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 #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.
    $430.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #444 "Bottle Gourd"

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    New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #444 “Bottle Gourd”

    Black Walnut neck... (Oil Finish) Oak fretted fingerboard fretless Modified Jacobs Peghead Ebony friction violin tuners .... very smooth operation Bottle gourd 12" long  9" 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 Free Strap included **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.
     
       
    $520.00

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