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.
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.