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.
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!