New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #422 Fretless “Hotrod”

New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #422 Fretless “Hotrod”


9″ Canteen Gourd
Black Walnut neck with oil finish
White Oak fretless fingerboard
Corian Nut 1 1/4″ wide
Ebony friction violin tuner pegs … very smooth operation
Goatskin Head
1 1/2″ sound port
Romero style tailpiece
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


I call this model a hot rod because the gourd size is 9 1/2″ diameter or less. It’s easy to handle and light weight yet still puts out a lot of punch . If you want something compact this might fit the bill.