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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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    Banjolele #083T Premium

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    Banjolele #083T Premium

    Neck is Premium grade highly figured curly maple Burl Veneer Peghead Rosewood radiused fretboard with 17 frets Grover open machine geared tuners 40mm genuine bone nut Canteen Gourd measuring 8 1/2" dia. x 3 1/2" deep 1 1/2" soundport Abalone fretboard dots and white acrylic side dots #13 LaBella Banjolele string set with wound 3rd
    $375.00
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    Banjolele #070T Fiddlehead - Tenor

    Banjolele #070T Fiddlehead – Tenor

      Highly figured Curly Maple neck Ziracote fretboard with Abalone dots 17 frets D'Addario Pro-Arte clear nylon string set Ebony friction violin tuners Ebony nut Canteen gourd 9" dia x 3 1/2" deep 1 1/2" soundport high gloss Lacquer finish clawhammer scoop signed and numbered Romero style tailpiece  
    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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    Banjolele #081T Mosaic Tenor

    Banjolele #081T Mosaic Tenor

    Banjolele #081T is a tenor size, 17" scale banjolele uke with 16 frets. Mahogany neck with a Katalox fretboard. Abalone fretboard markers and white side dots. Corian nut Premium Grover Sta-tite 9NB's open machine geared tuners La Bella #13 banjolele string set with a wound 3rd. Canteen style gourd measuring 9" in diameter x 4" deep with a 1 1/2" soundport. Goatskin head The gourd is covered with handmade paper and the dark lines are burned in, then a Matte clear acrylic is applied over the entire surface.
    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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    Banjolele #088 Fiddlehead Baritone (pre-owned)

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    Banjolele #088 Fiddlehead Baritone (pre-owned)

    Cherry neck with 20.5 " scale Rosewood fretboard with 20 frets Mother of Pearl dots Ebony nut Rosewood friction violin tuners Aquila New Nylgut Baritone string set #21u EBGD (first 4 strings on the guitar) Canteen Gourd 9" dia x 4" deep with 1 1/2" soundport
    $325.00 $290.00
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    Banjolele #084C Concert

    Banjolele #084C Concert

    Premium Curly maple neck with a brick red dye...with Tru-oil gloss finish Oak fretboard 12 frets Mother of pearl top dots and white side dots Bone nut 1.43" wide Grover Champion Sta-Tite friction tuners. These are top of the line. Aquila standard nylgut string set #7U Bottle gourd (2 chambers) measures 9 1/2" long, 4 1/2" deepest point Goatskin, Romero style tailpiece Free strap included
    Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
    $300.00

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