New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #449 “Naked Curly Maple”
Curly Maple Neck and Fingerboard … oil finish
Big 10 1/2″x 4 1/4″dia kettle Gourd with 2″ Sound Port
Big deep Sound
Premium Curly Maple Parts
Ebony Violin Friction Tuners … very smooth operation
Romero Style tailpiece
Corian Nut 1 3/16″
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.
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 piece is particulary nice.