New Barry Sholder Gourd 5 string fretless Banjo #374 “Sweeney”

New Barry Sholder Gourd 5 string fretless Banjo #374 “Sweeney”


Mahogany neck oil finish
Quilted maple fretless fingerboard
Sweeney style peghead
Ebony friction violin tuner pegs( check peg wrench in acc.)
Corian nut
Barry Sholder Gourd banjo string set
Canteen gourd 10″ dia x 4 1/2″ deep 2″ soundport
Goatskin head treated with ScotchGard


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


Romero style tailpiece
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The #374 is a replica from the Minstrel banjo era. Joel Sweeney had built a banjo similar to for his neice in the mid-1800’s.
This one features a mahogany neck with a fretless quilted maple fingerboard.
This banjo can be ordered with frets. Contact me for details.



Additional information

Fret Markers

No Dots, Side Fret Dots