New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd banjo #387B “Big Bottle”

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New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd banjo #387B “Big Bottle”


Cherry neck oil finish
Madagascar Rosewood * the pictures of this banjo are not quite as orange-ish as the wood actually is
Gourd 15″ x 9 1/2″x 7″ deep
2 goatskin heads and 2 soundpoirts
Romero style tailpiece keeps the string off the edge of the gourd
Barry Sholder std. Gourd string set * extra string sets available on accessories page
Deer antler nut
Free strap included…you won”t be able to hold it without it!
Ebony friction violin tuners…very smooth operation

* Similar banjo can be ordered with frets  contact me for details

  • Description


This is a Barry Sholder fretless Gourdie #387B 5 string banjo. It probably should be #387BB because this is about as big a bottle gourd as I have used on a banjo. This thing measures 15″ in length, 9 1/2″ at the widest pointy and 7″ deep. There is a lot of air to move out the 2 soundports. This banjo will produce a lot of bottom end while still retaining the brite tones.