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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 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.  
       
    $520.00
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    New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo #393 "Hot Rod Bottle"

    New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo #393 “Hot Rod Bottle”

    Walnut neck Maple Fretless Fingerboard Corion nut (Used in Gibson Guitars) Ebony friction violin tuners ...very smooth Small Bottle gourd 10" length x 6 1/2" wide  x 5" deep 2 sound ports 2 goatskins ScotchGard treated heads Barry Sholder Standard Gourd string set   *extra sets available on the accessories page Strap included ... ya can't hold it without one! *Can be 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.
     
    $440.00
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    New Barry Sholder Gourd banjo #437 "Small Hands"

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    New Barry Sholder Gourd banjo #437 “Small Hands”

    Light blonde Cherry neck with oil finish Fretless Madagascar Rosewood fingerboard Training wheels  on the side of the neck Open geared machine tuners with a friction 5th. 1 1/16" wide corian nut 8 1/2" x 3 1/4" deep canteen gourd with 1 1/2" soundport Standard Barry Sholder Gourd string set *this banjo can be built with frets
    $420.00
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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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