Board A Gourd!
We believe that there are a number of people
who would like to have and play a gourd banjo for
a little while on a loaner basis. This provides
a way to experience the magic of gourd banjos with
a relatively small outlay of funds. We have conducted
the Board A Gourd program since the summer of 2003
and have placed banjos with over 20 people. The
program now includes one banjo in
a permanent rotation, and images of this banjo
are included below. If you would like to board
this banjo then please read the terms and if you agree
send us your complete contact information.
We'll get back to you and establish your board. Also please contact us if you have a question.
|D. Hyatt's Board A Gourd Banjo
1. I have constructed a reusable shipping container
that will hold up to multiple shipping. You agree
to use my container and pay for shipping to the
next person at the designated time and that shipping
must include insurance of $800. Shipping cost will
probably run between $20 and $40. The shipment
must be traceable. I will provide shipping labels.
No shipping out of the continental United States.
When the item is shipped, you must email me and
the recipient with the tracking number.
agree that you are being loaned the instrument
and that you have responsibility for it while
in your care. If you break the gourd, you must
it back to me, and the fee for gourd replacement
is $100. (That said, the gourds are pretty tough
in enduring normal wear and tear.) If you break
the neck, then you have bought the banjo at $800.
I expect some normal wear and tear during the
program and you do not need to be concerned with
3. You agree that should you hoard the gourd then
your name will be used disparagingly in all matter
of print and electronic
form and this retribution will be swift and
merciless. :-) (i.e. No procrastination)
time you may board the gourd will be 30 calendar
Your time begins the day after the banjo
5. Enrollment in the program is voluntary
and you are responsible for your
own health and safety while handling the banjo.