Fretless Gourd Banjo #470 “Naked Birdseye Maple”


Premium Birdseye Maple Neck … Urethane finish
Maple Fretless Fingerboard
Deep Amber dye stain
26 3/16″ Scale
Canteen Gourd 10″ dia. x 4″ deep deep Red brown dye
1 3/4″ Sound Port
Ebony Violin Friction Tuners … very smooth operation
Romero Style tailpiece
Corian Nut  1 11/32″wide
Natural goatskin head
Barry Sholder Standard Gourd string set (tunes to open G)
*Extra Stings sets available on the accessories page
The birdseye figuring is very faint on the fingerboard, heavier on the back of neck
**This banjo can be custom ordered with frets.

**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, Birdseye 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.