Gourd Banjo #466″Fencepost”


Cherry Neck Playable….Smooth
All rough and natural except the neck
Cherry Fretless Fingerboard (26 3/16″ scale)
Rusty nail in peghead
Ebony friction violin tuners … very smooth operation
Natural Goatskin Head
1 3/16″ nut
Large Kettle Gourd 10 1/2″ dia. X 6 3/4″ Deep
2″ Soundport
Romero Style Tailpiece
Barry Sholder Std. gourd String Set
*Extra string sets available on the accessories page
**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 2 weeks.




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This is one of the most popular banjos I make. Everything about it is rough…except the playing area of the neck which has a smooth oil finish. The fencepost banjo gets its name from the original, which actually used part of a fencepost for the head plate. Barnwood and old boards are now used as faceplates. All the detail of a great sounding banjo is still incorporated in this instrument. It’s a sure attention getter at any gathering.