Akonting #001
"The first Banjo"

The Akonting was the first banjo originating in West Africa
This is my take on this instrument built from articles, photos and
discussions with experts.
It was a three string intrument with three different lengths strings and used a gourd with a goataskin head.
This banjo features the following:
Curly Maple neck 49" in length
Canteen style gourd 11" dia x 4" deep
Goatskin head treated with ScotchGard water repellent
3 friction Ebony violin tuners
All 3 strings are 60lb. monofiliment fishing line(per documents)
Oil finish on neck
There are many Youtube videos about the Akonting and how to play the instrument.

$250.00+$50 us shipping

Barry Sholder Gourd Banjos
Phone:770-712-4419    E-mail: Barry@signandart.com
122 Battle Dr., Dallas, Ga.30132