New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #442 “Naked Curly Maple”

New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #442 “Naked Curly Maple”


Curly Maple Neck and Fingerboard … oil finish
Boucher Peghead with turquoise cabochon
11 1/4″Canteen Gourd with 2″ Sound Port
Big Bright Sound
Premium Curly Maple Parts
Ebony Violin Friction Tuners … very smooth operation
Romero Style tailpiece
Curly Maple Nut  1 1/4″
Natural goatskin head
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. Yes, the gourd is RED!