Akonting #005
"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 instrument with three different lengths strings and used a gourd with a goataskin head.
This banjo features the following:
Canarywood neck 45" in length
Kettle style gourd 9 3/4" dia x 6" deep
Tailpiece is Mahogany
Goatskin head llent
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.

$275.00+$50 USA shipping
no internatioal sales

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