New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 Sting Gourd Banjo #401 “Hotrod”

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New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 Sting Gourd Banjo #401 “Hotrod”


Canteen gourd 9″ dia X 4 1/4 ” deep  with 2″soundport
Walnut neck with oil finish
Oak fretless fingerboard
Ebony friction violin tuners….very smooth operation
Corian nut
Goat Skin head
Romero style tailpiece
Barry Sholder custom Gourd String Set
*Extra sting sets available on the accessories page
**This banjo can be custom ordered with frets

  • Description


This is a no bling kind of banjo made from Black Walnut with a beautiful grain and an oak fretless fingerboard. The oil finish gives this banjo a soft smooth feel. The gourd is a petite  9″ dia Canteen style producing a bright tonal range.  Because of the smaller size gourd, I have always considered them a “Hotrod” with a 9″ or less diameter.