New Barry Sholder Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo #441 “Mini 5”


Cherry Neck with  oil finish
Cherry peghead with black and white purfling
Oak Fretted Fingerboard Oil Finish
17″ scale  14 frets
Mother of Pearl position dots..12 th dot turquoises
“Training wheels” side dots
Corian Nut 1  3/16″ wide
Ebony Friction violin tuners…very smooth operation
Canteen Gourd 9″ dia. X 4 1/2″ deep with 1 3/4″ soundport
Natural Goatskin Head
Romero Style Tailpiece
Barry Sholder Special Mini  5 string set
*Extra string sets available on the accessories page

**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 4 weeks.




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Here’s a 5 string banjo….tuned to open G or A, the size of a tenor ukulele. This banjo is built just like my standard gourdies only with a 17″ scale. Overall length 28″. Great for travel and the ladies. A full sounding instrument in a small package. Fretted. What more can I say?