New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #463″Naked Maple”

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New Barry Sholder Fretless Gourd Banjo #463″Naked Maple”


Curly Maple neck… oil finish
Curly Maple Fretless Fingerboard
Flintlock wood finish (iron nitrate)
26 3/16″ Scale
Kettle Gourd 10″ dia. x6″ deep
1 3/4″ Sound Port
Ebony Violin Friction Tuners … very smooth operation
Romero Style tailpiece
Oak Nut  1 7/16″
Natural goatskin head
Gourd is fiberglassed w/Epoxy
Barry Sholder Standard Gourd string set
*Extra Stings sets available on the accessories page
**This banjo can be custom ordered with frets.
This gourd has 2 dark spots…these are in the gourd.








  • Description


The Naked banjo Series are Gourdies made primarily of one wood. In this case, Curly maple is used throughout the main part of the banjo …the  neck. Fretboard, or fingerboard is Curly Maple. I try to pick the best grains and color for these banjos to result in a very striking instrument. This piece is particularly nice.