There are a couple stated reasons for this. 1890's style Buckbee Peghead This banjo can be ordered with frets. This item is in very good/excellent cond I believe Dean Robinson of Dean-o-craft built one that was fretted . Tune it to open D …very cool deep resonant tone. All Rights Reserved - Site by. I got out my circa 1885 Charles Dobson with the 11 … This banjo is built just like my standard gourdies only with a 17" scale. Romero style tailpiece Strap included ... ya can't hold it without one! You may have noticed that many people, even those who play steel strings on fretted banjo, prefer nylon/nylgut strings for fretless playing. In fact, frets were once considered beginner's aids. "Dennis Havelena made one. Corian nut 1 3/8" wide Canteen gourd 10" dia x 4 1/2" deep 2" soundport rubicon - Posted - 12/08/2013: 21:00:05. Barry Sholder Gourd 5 string banjo #354 fretted irma - YouTube Quilted maple fretless fingerboard Some experiments were made with fretted banjos in this period but, in general, the banjo remained fretless. mike gregory - Posted - 04/24/2011: 09:18:45. Beveled and rounded gourds where they come into contact with the skin head. If you continue, we will assume that you agree to. x 4" deep with 2" sound port Beautiful sound. Barry Sholder Std. Canteen Gourd 9 3/4" dia. Beautiful 5-string, fretless gourd banjo. Ebony friction violin tuners .... very smooth operation You can also see a complete tutorial on building a gourd banjo here: Ebony friction violin tuners….very smooth operation *Extra sting sets available on the accessories page. Minimum purchase required. Madagascar Rosewood fretboard 20 frets Mark had a brand new Ashborn reproduction fretted banjo which he let me play. Man, that gourd banjo is nice, and sounds great, too! http://www.banjohangout.org/archive/361637. Love it. Bottle gourd 10 1/2" long 8 1/4" wide 6 1/4" deep Canteen Gourd 9 1/2" X 4" deep with 2" soundport. Cherry Neck Tru-oil finish semi-gloss Irma has been a popular banjo since the first one was finished during Hurricane Irma. Slotted peghead, geared tuners, 23"+ scale, 10" diameter gourd, nylgut strings. The neck is out of Brazilian Mahogany with Cocobolo Rosewood overlays on both the front and back of the headstock. It teetered on the edge of awareness for the last century. Goatskin Head Premium curly maple, neck, fingerboard, peghead, with lacquer finish It has a ~11" diameter, ~5-1/2" depth, and a ~8-1/2" diameter skin stretched over it. 2019. Barry Sholder Gourd 5 string Mini "Travel"Banjo fretted - Duration: 5:11. Acid-etched scoop plates. Ebony friction violin tuner pegs( check peg wrench in acc.) Ebony friction violin tuners...very smooth operation Barry Sholder standard gourd banjo string set Curly Maple Neck Barry Sholder mini 5 string set. Shop with confidence on eBay! $34 for 12 months with PayPal Creditopens a installment calculator layer* $34 for 12 months. Jim Pentecost was also there with a gorgeous newly acquired 1880's fretted banjo with square hooks and a rounded heel. Pegheds tuners (geared violin-style tuners) Options include: Brass & hardwood scoop plates. Beautiful sound. Hide these Google ads: join the Players Union! Add to cart . Small Bottle gourd 10" length x 6 1/2" wide  x 5" deep Kettle Gourd 7 1/2" dia. 2 sound ports 2 goatskins This one features a mahogany neck with a fretless quilted maple fingerboard. Nicely figured Curly maple and a Madagascar fretboard top things off. When I make one of my instruments, I approach the building process as an organic sculpture taking into consideration the color and texture of exotic woods, shape and size of the gourds, color contrast. The mahogany neck has a fretless walnut fingerboard. ARCHIVED TOPIC: Fretted Menzies Gourd Banjo for sale. Big Canteen gourd 10 3/4" dia x 4 1/4" deep with 2" sound port. Gourd banjos are where it all begins. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. BANJO A l'origine le Banjo était gourde... La Case à Gourdes travaille depuis plus de 10 ans avec des musiciens du monde entier ce qui lui a permis d'acquérir l'expérience nécessaire pour sélectionner les gourdes calebasses adaptées à la fabrication de vos instruments. Please submit the form below for a quote on international shipping. Amazing. X 5" deep 2" soundport Good gourd a'mitey! Out of Stock/Special Order Available *Extra string sets available on the accessories page Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright 2020 Banjo Hangout. Gourd banjo 369 with Brass tone ring - Duration: 3:50. Find great deals for five string fretless gourd banjo. Goatskin head treated with ScotchGard, Walnut neck Ebony Friction Violin Tuners.....Very Smooth Most people just forgot where the banjo originated… at the bottom of the barrel. #004 Painted Banjo 5 string fretted gourd banjo. 11/14/2018 .  ARCHIVED TOPIC: Fretted Menzies Gourd Banjo for sale, Please note this is an archived topic, so it is locked and unable to be replied to. Gourd insides treated with a hard finish to ensure long life and increased sound projection. Very Smooth 5:11. Free-form version of Cripple Creek to demonstrate the mellow but naughty little twang of my first gourd banjo project. X 5"deep  with 2 1/4" Soundport Barry Sholder standard 5 string banjo strings * extras available on the accessories page First off, some will point out that steel strings damage a wooden fingerboard over time, which may be true. This one is a fretted version with a kettle gourd that produces deeper tones. Hundreds of quality new and used banjos available. 5 string gourd banjo by Barry Sholder. x 4 1/2" deep 2" soundport Goatskin head * this banjo can be custom ordered with frets. Antique Oil Finish Goatskin head Corian nut DVD-quality lessons (including tabs/sheet music) available for immediate viewing on any device. Irma has been a popular banjo since the first one was finished during Hurricane Irma. You can use the submenus above under Banjo to see a gallery of gourd banjos I have made along with a few clawhammer styles, both fretted and fretless. Only selling thin my herd of banjos and because I prefer fretted. Barry Sholder Standard String Set New Barry Sholder #414 Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo Mini 5. Dude, you da man. My name is Barry Sholder, and I am the maker of Barry Sholder Gourd banjos and Barry Sholder Gourd Ukulele. En résumé, c’est un produit qui saura faire l’unanimité en donnant à tous de la satisfaction. Pulling it down temporarily. Maple Fretless Fingerboard Goatskin Head Please note this is an archived topic, so it is locked and unable to be replied to. We currently ship to the US and Canada, but we can arrange shipments to others countries on a case by case basis. -Sean. Welcome to my Gourd Banjo website. Please note: Available for special order means that the *Extra string sets available on the accessories page It's cool. Corion nut (Used in Gibson Guitars) You've just added this product to the cart: Walnut neck (Oil finish) Fretted or fretless. Corian nut Et comme ce banjo offre une fermeture étanche, la propreté sera toujours là. Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo string set The Bald Eagle is hand carved and colored. But this banjo did! Goatskin head Banjo #371 fretless Gourd 5 string “Modified Buckbee “ Mahogany neck Oak fretless fingerboard 26 3/16" scale Modified Buckbee Minstrel peghead Ebony friction tuners Barry Sholder standard string set Corian nut Canteen gourd 10 1/2" dia. Barry Sholder Gourd banjo string set The original Irma was finished during Hurricane Irma. Semi-gloss polyurethane finish The Bald Eagle is hand carved and colored. *Extra sting sets available on the accessaries page Goatskin Head Custom maple bridge Canteen Gourd 10 1/4" X  4"  Deep  2" Soundport Mahogany neck I believe a person can never have enough banjos, guitars, etc. *Extra string sets available on the accessories page Ebay and www.gourdbanjosbybarry.com. Custom orders take about 3 weeks to complete plus shipping. x 6″deep 2 Goatskin heads Romero style tailpiece. Walnut neck and pegs. Possible delivery to Seattle-ask. The #374 is a replica from the Minstrel banjo era. *this can be ordered fretless Outshined by its finely carved, pearly-hewn offspring, which was so readily accepted by the upper class. You may, however, start a new topic and refer to this topic with a link: http://www.banjohangout.org/archive/361637, frailin - Posted - 02/29/2020:  11:41:44, Bought this from Jeff a few years ago for a recording project. If you were thinking about playing a gourd for the sound but worried about a fretless neck, here's your answer: A gourd with a 25.5" fretboard.Yep. Walnut Neck Tru-oil finish Romero Style Tailpiece The volume is comparable to the minstrel banjo, but the gourd banjos have a deeper, more resonant or mellow tone. Materials used to build this gourd banjo: - one dried gourd measuring something like 10 inches in diameter by 7 or 8 - one plank of oak measuring 2 inches by 21-1/2 inches. Pick-ups. Corian nut Goatskin Head Handmade Raku moon medallion Ebony friction violin tuners Ebony friction violin tuners ... very smooth operation Corian nut 1 3/8" wide Item Information. Canteen Gourd measures 10 3/4" dia x 4 1/4" deep  2" soundport Joel Sweeney had built a banjo similar to for his neice in the mid-1800’s. Sweeney style peghead work fine & there's no reason softwood wouldn't work as well - particularily Those of us who honor tradition believe it wasn't broke and we shouldn't have "fixed" it. Mahogany neck oil finish The peghead … It was a very fine instrument. New Barry Sholder #414 Fretted 5 String Gourd Banjo Mini 5. Only selling thin my herd of banjos and because I prefer fretted. African Goat Skin Head **This banjo can be custom ordered with frets. **This banjo can be custom ordered with frets. I finished my first fretted 5 string gourd banjo last week, here’s a description; ... Quite possibly the most unique gourd banjo I've ever seen. **Can be ordered with frets A modern instrument inspired by early 19th century banjos, this Thornburg fretless gourd banjo has a rim made from a large calabash (gourd). Oak fretless fingerboard all with a matte oil finish..silky smooth.  Swap Shop: Buy, Sell, Trade Romero Style Tailpiece Unfortunately, that never happened. Here's a 5 string banjo.tuned to open G or A, the size of a tenor ukulele. Corion nut 1 11/32" wide Goatskin head New Barry Sholder 5 string fretless Gourd banjo #339 Shou-sugi-Ban finish. Click to browse current inventory! Possible delivery to Seattle-ask. Whoa, baby!! Noah Cline - Posted - 12/08/2013: 19:55:15. Barry Sholder Gourd 5 string fretted Banjo #354 "Irma. ... Gourd Banjo by Noah Cline - $250 (wenatchee) Beautiful 5-string, fretless gourd banjo. *Can be ordered with frets **This banjo can be custom ordered with frets. The growing industrialisation after the American Civil War led to the creation of banjo factories and the banjo as we know it today. Et puis, on profitera d’un matériel solide et durable ; d’autant plus que les rouleaux sont réutilisables. Inlay. I really like the simplicity of the instrument. All Rights Reserved. Jon Vocke demonstrates his latest gourd banjo, now available at HMT: hmtrad.com/products/vocke-fretless-gourd-banjo Take your playing to the next level with the help of a local or online banjo teacher. Tall Gourd 10 1/2"  length X 5" deep X 6" wide  with a 2" soundport Some (fretted) banjo players act as if the folks who developed the instrument didn't know what they were doing, the implication being that it wasn't until frets were added that it was, finally, a complete instrument. Romero Style tailpiece Hundreds of quality new and used banjos available. This is the 1st to be fretted 19 frets, curly maple neck carved scallop at the 5 th tuner. This gourd banjo was conceived for a contemporary musical settings rather than a strict historic reproduction. Fr over 20 years, Pete has continued to look for ways to improve its tone and playability after his apprenticeship with the late Scott Didlake, of Jackson, Mississippi. 2 Sound ports He's done ground breaking research on early banjo makers William Boucher Jr. and Levi Brown, and was co-curator with Greg Adams and Bob Winans of the exhibit Making Music: The Banjo, Baltimore and Beyond. If you like an older style fretless banjo, then this is your choice. Tune it to open D …very cool deep resonant tone. instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built a shortened neck is that it lessens finger stretch. Ebony friction violin tuners ...very smooth Corian Nut Maple Fretless Fingerboard majorhoople - Posted - 04/24/2011: 05:44:10. Curly maple fretless fingerboard Out of Stock/Special Order Available. Ebony friction violin tuners Prix acceptable ; Réglage de débit; Rouleaux réutilisables; Utilisation facile; Pas de roulettes p gourd String Set *Extra sting sets available on the accessories page Click to browse current inventory! J Walk asks, "Has anyone ever see/heard a fretted gourd banjo before? Romero style tailpiece This one is going to be a fret-less gourd banjo and I have just about finished up carving the neck. He's got it cranked up pretty high, almost to standard pitch. ELDERLY INSTRUMENTS Black Walnut fretless fingerboard with a danish oil finish Shooting Star Beautiful Mahogany neck and peghead. The gourd banjo was one of those things that could have been forgotten. #8 pegboard Out of Stock/Special Order Available. Oak fretless fingerboard The above mention finish is an old Japanese way of preserving wood using a torch and scorching the wood till it just smokes, leaving a dark brown to black tone finish with oil. 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