New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 Sting Gourd Banjo #433 “Copperhead”

New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 Sting Gourd Banjo #433 “Copperhead”


Premium Curly Maple Neck with Oil Finish
Hammered Copper Sheet Patina Peghead and Scoop Plate
Quater-sawn Oak Fretless Fingerboard
Ebony Friction Violin Tuners….very smooth operation
Huge Canteen Gourd 12″dia. x  4 3/4″ deep 2″ sound port
Carbon Fiber reinforced Gourd interior
Natural Goatskin Head
Corian Nut  1 3/8″ wide
Barry Sholder Std. Gourd Banjo String Set
*Extra Stings 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.

  • Description


This is the third Copperhead banjo I’ve made.  The peghead and the frailing scoop have a hammered copper plate that has been chemically treated to produce an antique patina. The Large 12″ canteen gourd produces great bass tones. It has a natural goatskin head that is attached with copper tacks. This one is sure to be an attention-getter as well as a great player.