#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 #327 Faux frets

    Banjo #327 Faux frets

    Mahogany neck with Tru-oil finish Rosewood fingerboard 12 ivory plastic faux frets Peghead is Curly Padauck Canteen gourd 9 1/2" dia. x 4" deep with a 1 1/2" sound port Simple purfling rosette on sound port Goatskin head with Romero style tailpiece Ebony friction violin tuners...very smooth Corian nut Barry Sholder Standard Gourd string set, nylon and wound 4th 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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    Banjo - #298 Oak fretless 5 String "Live Edge Peghead"

    Banjo – #298 Oak fretless 5 String “Live Edge Peghead”

    Oak neck. Danish oil rubbed Rosewood Fingerboard Live edge Big Leaf Maple Burl peghead Friction Ebony tuners Corian nut 1.27 wide Custom set of D'Addario nylon and composite classical guitar strings. The gourd is a Kettle style measuring 9 3/4" dia x 5" deep with a 1 1/2" soundport. 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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    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 Gourd Banjo #398 Fencepost

    New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo #398 Fencepost

    Cherry Neck with Oil Finish (Neck Only) Oak Fretless Fingerboard Barnwood Peghead Ebony Nut 1  11/32" Wide Ebony friction Tuners ..... Very Smooth Goatskin Head Canteen Gourd 10 1/2" X  3 3/4"  Deep  1 3/4" Soundport Romero Style Tailpiece Barry Sholder Custom String Set *Extra string sets available on the accessories page **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.
    $410.00

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