New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo #443″Fencepost”
Cherry Neck with real barnwood
All rough and natural except the neck
Oak Fretless Fingerboard (26 3/16″ scale)
Rusty nail in peghead
Oak Nut 1 3/8″ nut
Ebony friction violin tuners tuning pegs
Spotted Goatskin Head
Canteen Gourd 10″ X 4 1/2″ Deep
1 3/4″ Soundport
Romero Style Tailpiece
Barry Sholder Std. gourd String Set
*Extra string sets available on the accessories page
**Can be 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.
This is one of the most popular banjos I make. Everything about it is rough…except the playing area of the neck which has a smooth oil finish. The fencepost banjo gets its name from the original, which actually used part of a fencepost for the head plate. Barnwood and old boards are now used as faceplates. All the detail of a great sounding banjo is still incorporated in this instrument. It’s a sure attention getter at any gathering.