Gourd Banza


The Gourd Banza in the precursor to the banjo we are familiar with today. Made from an incredibly hard “basketball” gourd. A piece of banjo history and playable folk art. There are many ways to tune this instrument; I’ve been enjoying it tuned to open B.


1 in stock


  • 3.5 strings
  • 24.8″ scale length (I mistakenly said 22″ in the demo video)
  • 37″ total length
  • Walnut neck and dowel
  • Maple friction pegs
  • 8″ diameter gourd
  • Fretless
  • Goat skin head
  • Antiqued brass tacks
  • Leather tailpiece
  • Brass hardware
  • Nylon strings
  • Walnut bridge
  • Frailing scoop
  • Tru-oil finish
  • Ships in a sturdy wooden box (The “additional information” tab is used to calculate shipping costs based on the package dimensions- the actual banjo dimensions are listed above).

Additional information

Weight 21 lbs
Dimensions 38 × 9 × 9 in