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Barry Sholder: Gourd banjo #28

Submitted by goose on 5/20/2011

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Year Purchased: 2011
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter


This is my first Gourd banjo and I'm very happy with the sound of this one. It's a big Gourd 11x6..Deep Tribal sound.

Sound Rating: 9


Only thing I had to do when I got it was put on the bridge..and tune it to a preferable tuning..have found out it sounds really good in F and D tuning..

Setup Rating: 10


Beautiful looking Gourd..Red oak neck, ebony fingerboard, ebony friction tuners.goat skin head~ nice big sound port with a carved and burned rosette..have had a lot of good compliments on it..

Appearance Rating: 10


if I take care of it should last for years~

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Talked to Barry on the phone before I bought it. nice guy..was very helpful~ fast on delivery.

Customer Service: 10


Everything is solid on this Gourd~ made well.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Very happy with this Gourd..The more I play it and get used to it the better it gets.. Thanks Barry~

Overall Rating: 10

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