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Gourd Banjo #507 fretless “Hot Rod”


Curly Maple neck lots of figuring with oil finish
Fretless fingerboard is quarter-sawn Oak similar to what you see on Antique furniture
Kettle gourd 8″ dia. x 5  1/2″ deep
Carbonfiber/epoxy gourd interior
Ebony violin friction tuners…very smooth operation
Corian nut 1 3/8″ wide
Goatskin head
1 3/4″ soundport
Barry Sholder gourd banjo string set…extras are available on Accessories  page

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I build the Hot Rod Gourd Banjos using small gourds ,usually less than 9″ diameter. This one has an 8″ dia. x 5 1/2″ depth. Very compact but packs some great sound, and killer figured Maple.