Banjo #323 Bottle


Banjo #323 Bottle


Black Walnut neck
Rosewood fretless fingerboard with Danish Oil finish
Ziracote veneer peghead
Bottle Gourd measures 12 1/4″ in length x 9″ wide x 6 1/2″ deep
2 goatskins and 2 soundports
Corian nut 32mm wide
Custom Barry Sholder std 5 string string set
Tru-oil finish
Strap included

Availability: Available for special order
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This is a new Barry Sholder 5 string Fretless Gourd Banjo #323B. This banjo has a chubby gourd..but has a lot of air, producing some great deep tones as well as brights. Yes, the gourd is off-center. I always put the dowel thru the center of the stems, so this guy is a little off but has no bearing on the playability. No rules with Gourdies.
Won’t it slip?….How do you hold it?….not to worry a strap comes with the banjo and the banjo hangs just right. If you don’t like straps…then you’re on your own.

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 43 x 12 x 12 in