#453 Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo “Tall Gourd”

$520.00

Cherry neck with oil finish
Fretless Oak Fretboard 26 3/16″ scale
Tall Gourd 14″ length x 8″ wide x 6 1/4″ deep
Sound Port 2″
Natural Goat Skin Head
Ebony Violin Friction Tuners…very smooth operation
1/4 sawn oak fretless finger board
Corian Nut 1 5/16″ wide
Double Ogee at the 5th fret
Deep warn sound
Barry Sholder std. Gourd String Set
Free “Simple Strap” included
*Extra sting sets available on the accessories page
**This banjo can be custom ordered without 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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Description

What is a tall gourd you say? Well, it’s sort of an elongated, stretched gourd, that’s not short, or flat. Many can be very tall, up to 18-20″ tall. For a gourd banjo, you have to use a short, tall gourd….I think that explains it!  Anyway, what I have here produces a great range of sound and a very unique instrument that’s sure to please. This particular banjo has a Burnt orange stain. The peghead and fingerboard are gray.