One of the advantages of choosing a banjo made in a small shop environment is the easy availability of customization. Huber Banjos offers our new owners the option of either customizing one of our stock models, or “designing your own dream banjo” from among the various wood and metal configurations, and the many inlays and appointments which we employ in our stock banjos.

 

Should you like the basic look of our Lancaster model, with its understated appeal, but prefer to see it with engraved, gold plated metal parts, we’d be happy to accommodate you. Suppose our Roanoke model grabs your attention, but you’d prefer it with the Hearts & Petals inlay – or love the VRB-G, but want it in walnut.. Any mix of our stock features can be combined as a custom banjo.

 

In some cases, the additional cost will be minimal, though major customization may involve higher fees. The main point, however, is that unlike many banjo builders, we encourage our customers to look for ways to make their new Huber unique and individualized.

 

We can’t promise that we can accommodate every imaginable custom Huber banjo concept you might envision, but we encourage you to contact us to discuss whatever you have in mind. Once we discuss your custom ideas, we can quote both a price and a delivery time.

When considering your options on a standard or custom Huber, you have a number of considerations: wood choice, headstock design, inlay, finish, plating, speed neck, binding style and neck width. You can mix and match any of these options, even if they are not found together on a stock Huber model to create your one-of-a-kind dream banjo.

NECK & RESONATOR WOOD

Huber Banjos uses four different tone woods for our necks and resonators. Though these woods are standard on specific models in our line, any of these wood options can be substituted in a custom order.

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HEADSTOCK SHAPE 

For your custom Huber banjo, you can choose between three peghead styles – meaning the shape of the headstock itself.

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 FINGERBOARD MATERIAL

Choose between Rosewood and Ebony.

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BINDING COLOR

Antique or yellowed binding is available.

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METAL ENGRAVING

You may choose among four engraving patterns for the metal parts on a custom Huber order. Any engraved stock model can be made with a different pattern, or an unengraved stock model can be engraved using one of these patterns.

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FINGERBOARD RADIUS

A radiused fingerboard, cut to a 14” radius, is a custom option on any Huber Banjo.

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BINDING & RESONATOR RING

A number of Bindings and Resonator Rings are available.

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MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY

The fingerboard and headstock inlays are surely the most visually recognizable aspects of a high quality banjo. There are ten fingerboard and nine  headstock inlay patterns you can select in customizing a Huber banjo.

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METAL PLATING & ANTIQUE METAL OPTION

The metal parts on any Huber banjo can be plated in either Nickel, Gold or Chrome. The antique metal finish is an option available on Nickel or Gold plating.

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MOTHER OF PEARL NAME BLOCK

Custom mother of pearl name blocks are available.

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NECK WIDTH

Necks are available in two widths.

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SPEED NECK OPTION

The speed neck is an option, where no finish is applied to the back of the neck.

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Learn more about the Huber Truetone system from our free catalog!