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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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    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 #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.
    $390.00
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    Barry Sholder Gourd 5 string fretless Banjo #380

    Barry Sholder Gourd 5 string fretless Banjo #380

    Walnut neck with Oil finish Oak fretless fingerboard Ebony friction violin tuners ...very smooth operation Barry Sholder 5 string  gourd string set Romero style tailpiece 1 3/4" soundport Goatskin head *This banjo can be custom built 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.
    $350.00
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    New Barry Sholder 5 String Fretless Gourd Banjo #399

    New Barry Sholder 5 String Fretless Gourd Banjo #399

    Walnut neck with oil finish Oak fretless fingerboard Ebony friction violin tuners....very smooth operation Canteen gourd 11 1/2" dia 4 1/2" deep with a 2" sound port Black goat skin head Corion nut  1 5/16" wide Romero style tail piece Barry Sholder Standard Gourd Banjo String set *Extra string 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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    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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