This custom-made Gourd Banjo was hand-crafted by local builder Chris Witulski in Bowling Green, OH. Professor by day and luthier by night, Chris may be relatively new to the world of banjo-building, but with more than 5 years experience and well over a dozen builds under his belt, his talent, craftsmanship, creativity, and ability are evident and comparable to many more "established" builders.
The neck is constructed from hand-carved mahogany, a padauk fingerboard with "flush frets," made of inlaid wood, providing a fretless feel but with an aesthetically pleasing visual aid. It also features brass dot inlays on the side of the neck, a "snake head" headstock design, and friction tuners.
The body is made from a thick-walled gourd and sports a flower-shaped sound hole as well as an authentic goat skin head. It is strung up with Nylgut strings and ready to be played. We welcome you to visit our comfy, climate-controlled showroom to experience this one-of-a-kind instrument.
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Padauk w/ Flush Frets
- Side Markers: Brass Dot Inlays
- Tuners: Friction
- Body: Gourd
- Head: Goat-Skin
- Scale Length: 26.5"
- Strings: Nylgut
- Hand-Made in the USA (Bowling Green, OH)
Why Buy from Small Box Music?
- We offer a free full custom setup on all of our instruments before they leave our store - we will contact you to make sure it's set up to your preference! (If your setup includes modifications/parts, some charges may apply)
- We offer a 30-day no hassle return period on all of our products (except on items that go in your ears/mouth because that would be gross... wired earbuds, talk box mouth tubes, harmonicas)
- We offer price matching on any new products (has to be from a legitimate seller, contact store for inquires)
- We offer special financing plans that work for you
- We offer layaway payment options both in-person and online
- We are a locally owned, family-based business that supports our community's working musicians
- We are committed to diversity and sustainability in all of our operations
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