Gourd Banjar

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Replica of the slave instrument that evolved into the modern banjo; number of strings and neck configuration vary with time period, 1790 - 1840; custom-made to each owner's requirements with authentic period materials and construction techniques. Standard configuration: nylon strings, ground hog hide head and "Old Plantation" style peghead (shown above), four or five string setup. Various hard woods available for neck, pegs, tailpiece, etc. Necks shown are sassafras wood with black walnut tuning pegs.

Out of Production


Boucher Style
Minstrel Peghead

Standard gourd setup

Model

Price
Standard from $500.00
Boucher Style Minstrel Peghead add $25.00
Gut Strings add $35.00

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