Gourd Banjo Kit (Short-Scale)


You need no woodworking experience or specialized tools. You’ll be free to enjoy the unique experience of building your own instrument without the worry of costly mistakes. The end result is a fully-playable banjo with a personal connection to you.

Now offering 3 unique short-scale neck styles to customize your instrument. Each style is available with or without frets. Each neck option is shown and labeled in the photo gallery. Please note that this is a short-scale banjo at 22″. The neck and gourd are slightly smaller than standard size.

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Gourd Banjo Kit (Short-Scale) (#5039)


  • American black walnut neck
  • Approximately 8” diameter gourd
  • 22” scale length
  • 35″ total length
  • Friction pegs
  • Goat skin drum head
  • 5/8″ and 1/2” bridges, black plastic
  • Leather and wood tailpiece
  • 3d printed nut, black PLA plastic
  • Nylon strings
  • All hardware included
  • Frailing scoop
  • 3 different neck designs, fretless or with 17 pre-installed frets

Please refer to the videos below for assembly tips. Note that this kit model is slightly smaller and has a few differences but these videos are still helpful.

Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 14 × 6 in