Huber VRB-5 Special
In stock, ready to ship! Ser. No. 508-1
One of a kind Huber special. I made this banjo for my dad (Jack Huber) in 2008. My dad makes the resonators for Huber banjos. One day, he decided he might try picking the banjo. I showed him some pics of prewar Gibsons and asked him which one he liked the looks of. He liked the style 5 so that’s what I built him. He tried to play it for a day or two then decided he’d rather just build resonators! He kept it in the case for 8 years and now it’s for sale.
The walnut neck features a dark rosewood board with the Wreath inlay pattern, style 5 binding/marquetry, fiddle cut peg-head with triple dyed pear wood veneer and inlaid style 5 marquetry on the back. The walnut resonator has matching style 5 binding/marquetry and the back is inlaid with concentric marquetry rings.
Hardware is gold plated and engraved with the style 5 pattern. It also features a one piece flange, 3 ply maple rim and a Huber “Vintage” tone ring. Planet tuning pegs with pearl buttons round out the vintage vibe.
This new “old stock” banjer is a joy to play. The tone is fantastic and why wouldn’t it be…the set-up has been “settling in” for 8 years!
Black hardshell case and free ground shipping included.
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