Banjo #327 Faux frets
Mahogany neck with Tru-oil finish
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
Barry Sholder Standard Gourd string set, nylon and wound 4th
Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.
This is a new Barry Sholder Gourd 5 string Faux fret banjo. Faux fret….fake fret. The frets are there but you do not fell them because they are flush with the fingerboard. They are in the correct order of a standard 5 string banjo. By doing this it gets you into the fun of fretless playing and still having a roadmap. This banjo some beautiful appointments and great tone.