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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 Banjo #436 fretless "Hot Rod"

    New Barry Sholder Banjo #436 fretless “Hot Rod”

    Walnut neck with oil finish Oak fretless fingerboard 26 3/16" scale Training Wheels...fret side dots Canteen Gourd 9' dia. x 3 1/2" deep 1 3/4" sound port Ebony friction violin tuners...very smooth operation Barry Sholder Std. 5 string gourd banjo string set *This banjo can be ordered with frets for an additional charge **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 Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #404 "Shooting Star"

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    New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #404 “Shooting Star”

    Premium Curly Maple neck Cherry Fretless Fingerboard Handmade glass insert ... Shooting Star Kettle Gourd 7 1/2" dia. X 5" deep 2" soundport Tru-oil finish Goatskin Head Romero Style tailpiece Corian nut Barry Sholder Std. Gourd Banjo string set *Extra string sets available on the accessories page **This Banjo can be custom ordered with frets.
    $550.00
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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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    Banjo #371 fretless Gourd 5 string "Modified Buckbee "

    Banjo #371 fretless Gourd 5 string “Modified Buckbee “

    Mahogany neck Oak fretless fingerboard 26 3/16" scale Modified Buckbee Minstrel peghead Ebony friction tuners Barry Sholder standard string set Corian nut Canteen gourd 10 1/2" dia. x 4 1/2" deep 2" soundport Goatskin head * 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.
    $425.00
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    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #442 "Naked Curly Maple"

    New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #442 “Naked Curly Maple”

    Curly Maple Neck and Fingerboard ... oil finish Boucher Peghead with turquoise cabochon 11 1/4"Canteen Gourd with 2" Sound Port Big Bright Sound Fretless Premium Curly Maple Parts Ebony Violin Friction Tuners ... very smooth operation Romero Style tailpiece Curly Maple Nut  1 1/4" Natural goatskin head 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.
    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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