New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #428 “Naked Curly Maple”

New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #428 “Naked Curly Maple”


Highly figured Curly Maple Neck … oil finish
12″ Canteen Gourd with 2″ Sound Port
Big Bright Sound
Premium Curly Maple Parts
Ebony Violin Friction Tuners … very smooth operation
Romero Style tail piece
Curly Maple Nut  1 3/8″
Barry Sholder Standard Gourd string set (tunes to open G)
*Extra Stings sets available on the accessories page
**This banjo can be custom ordered with frets.

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





  • Description


The Naked banjo Series are Gourdies made primarily of one wood. In this case, Curly maple is used throughout the wood part of the banjo … neck, fretboard, or fingerboard. I try to pick the best grains and color for these banjos to result in a very striking instrument. This particular gourd is kind of funky with a flat spot on the bottom. I like em that way!