Banjo #496 Naked Curly Maple Gourd 5 string


Premium Curly Flame Maple neck with urethane finish..satin
Huge  Kettle Gourd 11 1/2″ deep x 7″ deep
Cherry bridge
DEbony friction violin pegs…very smooth
1 3/4″ soundport
Natural Goatskin
Gourd interior rim has been epoxy/ fiberglassed
Barry Sholder Std gourd string set


**Out of stock/Special Order Available

Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 4 weeks.




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The Naked banjo Series are Gourdies made primarily of one wood. In this case, Curly Flame maple is used throughout the main part of the banjo …the  neck, fretboard, or fingerboard . I try to pick the best grains and color for these banjos to result in a very striking instrument. This piece is particularly nice.