Barry Sholder Gourd banjo #354 “Irma” Fretted”
Curly Maple neck
Black Walnut fretboard 19 frets oil finish
Carved scallop treatment 5th fret
Rosewood veneer peghead over on signature Irma pattern.
Ebony violin friction tuners
Barry Sholder std. 5 string gourd string set* check accessories for extra sets
Kettle gourd 9 1/2″ dia x 5 1/2″ deep 2″ soundport
Romero style tailpiece
Please note: Available for special order means that the
instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built
Usuallyabout 2 weeks.
The original Irma was built during Hurricane Irma, thus the name. This is the 4th one, but the 1st with frets. This one has a deep Kettle Gourd which equates to big sound. Also, there is a hand-carved scallop treatment at the 5th tuner.
Tailpiece has windblown palm tree done with kolrosing technique.