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Kit Gourd Banjo

Gourd Kit Contents

 

Gourd Kit Banjo includes everything necessary to complete a gourd banjo.  The kit includes:

1  roughed out mahogany neck with pre-notched slot for nut, pre-drilled and tapered  holes. There is a slot on the neck for the spike, which passes through  the gourd.
1 Canteen gourd (Cleaned on the outside, but otherwise uncut)
1 rosewood nut
1 Tail piece
1 wood blank for a bridge (optional carved bridge available)
5 pegs
1 rawhide thong to attach the tail piece
1 sheet of rawhide for the head
Approx 40 brass tacks (You will not need more than 36 to 38 of them, but I provide extra in case you bend a couple.)
1 set of Nylagut strings
1 set of instructions

NOTE:  The rectangular peg head is standard for the kit banjos. 
For other styles, add $30.00.   Other styles such as the Stichter or scroll have to be custom made and  may add a few days to delivery.  Just make a note of this preference in  the "Comments" section when you order. 

(Mechanical tuners  vary in price from $50 to $140 or more. If you would like this option  included with  your kit banjo, please check out the mechanical tuners  link under "Options" and note your preference in the Comments section of  the order. Please contact me if you have any questions.)

For a left-handed neck, there is no additional charge, but allow an extra week for delivery.

Kit Gourd Banjo   $159.00

The  kits were designed to come without options.  If you wish to add any,  the prices for the options are the same as they are for the other  banjos.

 When you order your kit gourd banjo, you will receive an email confirming your shipping address and the items ordered. 

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Basic Kit Gourd Banjo

$159.00

($30.00 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Kit with no customization or options.  


If you want options, customization or non-domestic shipments, please obtain a quotation before placing the order.

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Kit Minstrel Banjo

Minstrel Banjo Kit Contents

 The Minstrel kit banjo will have a scale length of about 26" .

Kit includes everything necessary to complete a gourd banjo.  The kit includes:

1  roughed out a mahogany neck with pre-notched slot for nut, pre-drilled  and tapered holes. There is a slot on the neck for the spike, which  passes through the gourd.
1 Wooden Shell 12" in diameter
1 rosewood nut
1 Tail piece
1 wood blank for a bridge (optional carved bridge available)
5 pegs
1 rawhide thong to attach the tail piece
1 sheet of rawhide for the head
Approx 40 brass tacks (You will not need more than 36 to 38 of them, but I provide extra in case you bend a couple.)
1 set of Nylgut strings
1 set of instructions

NOTE:   The rectangular peg head is standard for the kit banjos.  For other  styles, add $30.00.  Just make a note of this preference in the comments  section when you order.  Styles such as the stichter or scroll have to  be custom made and may add a few days to delivery.

(Mechanical  tuners vary in price from $50 to $140 or more. If you would like this  option installed on your kit banjo, please check out the mechanical  tuners link under "Options" and note your preference in the Comments  section of the order. Please contact me if you have any questions.)

For a left-handed neck, there is no additional charge, but allow an extra week for delivery.

12 inch wooden shell minstrel banjo kit             $189.00

The  kits were designed to come without options.  If you wish to add any,  the prices for the options are the same as they are for the other  finished banjos. The picture below shows a kit with economy geared pegs (a $35.00 option).  A plain kit comes with friction pegs.

When you order, you will receive an email confirming your shipping address and the items ordered.

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Order a Minstrel Banjo

Kit Minstrel Banjo

$189.00

($30.00 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 

Plain Minstrel Banjo kit comes with friction pegs and with no customization or options.  (The photo shows the geared economy pegs which are an extra $35.00)


If you want options, customization or non-domestic shipments, please obtain a quotation before placing the order.