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Fretless 5 String Gourd Banjo #404 “Shooting Star”


Premium Curly Maple neck
Cherry Fretless Fingerboard
Handmade glass insert … Shooting Star
Kettle Gourd 7 1/2″ dia. X 5″ deep 2″ soundport
Tru-oil finish
Goatskin Head
Romero Style tailpiece
Corian nut
Barry Sholder Std. Gourd Banjo string set
*Extra string sets available on the accessories page
**This Banjo can be custom ordered with frets.

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This banjo came about as an artist friend of mine, Roni Smith of Dallas Georgia, who does glass work, came up with a very interesting glass piece that I could incorporate into the peghead of one of my Gourdies. The glass is a translucent white background with a yellow shooting star melted into it. The neck is premium Curly Maple with a graded brown to warm honey amber dye. Although the kettle gourd is small, this guy really has a great tonal range..the 2″ soundport doesn’t hurt.