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Thornburg Fretless Gourd Banjo (recent)

SKU: 60U-203882

Regular price
$325.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$325.00 USD
A modern instrument inspired by early 19th century banjos, this Thornburg fretless gourd banjo has a rim made from a large calabash (gourd). It has a ~11" diameter, ~5-1/2" depth, and a ~8-1/2" diameter skin stretched over it. The mahogany neck has a fretless walnut fingerboard. This item is in very good/excellent condition.  

More Details

  • Rim is a large calabash (gourd) with ~11" diameter, ~5-1/2" depth, and ~8-1/2" diameter skin stretched over it (adjustable tension)
  • Wood burning of a bird on back
  • Fretless mahogany neck with walnut fingerboard
  • "Figure eight" headstock shape
  • Violin peg tuners (one is replaced)
  • ~29-7/8" scale
  • 1-/11/32" nut
  • Nylon strings
  • Low tuning (DADF#A) recommended for authentic sound
  • Handcrafted in the USA
  • With gigbag
  • VG-EC except for neck is repaired by 5th string peg, and could use minor setup, etc. — sold AS-IS