New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #402 “Bottle Gourd”

New Barry Sholder Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #402 “Bottle Gourd”


Walnut neck (Oil finish)
Oak fretless fingerboard (Oil Finish)
Custom maple bridge
Ebony friction violin tuners …. very smooth operation
Bottle gourd 10 1/2″ long 8 1/4″ wide 6 1/4″ deep
2 Sound ports
2 Goatskin heads
Romero style tailpiece
Corion nut 1 11/32″ wide
Barry Sholder standard gourd banjo string set
*Extra string sets available on the accessories page
**This banjo can be custom ordered with frets.

Out of Stock/Available for Special Order

Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.

  • Description


One of my most popular style banjos is the Bottle gourd 5 string fretless.  Always an attention-getter, these guys produce a fantastic sound incorporating 2 skins and 2 sound ports. This one has a minstrel peghead, a beautiful mahogany neck, and a handmade bridge. The bottle Gourdie will be a great addition to your banjo collection.