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Banjo #505 Mahogany 5 string Gourd banjo fretless ” Irma”


Mahogany  neck with oil finish
1/4 sawn Oak fretless fingerboard
Epoxy/fiberglass interior support
Ebony  violin friction pegs…very smooth operation
corian nut 1 5/16″ wide
Large Kettle Gourd 10 1/2″ dia x 6 1/2″ deep
1 3/4″ sound port
Barry Sholder std. 5 string gourd string set
Black natural goatskin head

** this banjo can be made with frets as a special order




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This is a new Barry Sholder Gourd 5 string Banjo #505 fretless Irma. why Irma…..? the original Irma was built during Hurricane Irma. Pretty instrument. Finished in  hand-rubbed oil. This particular instrument features a huge Kettle gourd. Because of the 10 1/2″ diameter, she puts out a lot of low wind.