The story of Huber Banjos is essentially the story of Steve Huber, who developed a passion for bluegrass music and playing the five string banjo as a teenager.
Any telling of the history of bluegrass music will surely include what can only be called a series of fortunate coincidences.What might our music be like had Bill Monroe not hired Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs in an early edition of his band – or had they not left to form their own group?
In a similar vein, it is hard to imagine bluegrass without the classic instruments in use at its inception. Pickers have long discussed how the music might have fared without Lloyd Loar’s design innovations for the banjo and mandolin, or absent the C.F. Martin dreadnaught guitar.
Just as a study of the music begins with the artists who created it, any attempt to recreate the sound of those vintage instruments must begin with a detailed analysis of their design and construction. It was Steve Huber’s fascination with pre war banjos, a strong sense of curiosity, and his training as a mechanical engineer that put him on the path to develop his Huber Vintage Flathead tone ring, and eventually launch his own line of Huber Banjos.