About this Banjo
Our Huber VRB-G is a replica of the classic Granada style banjo, featuring our 1930’s replica Huber HR-30 Tone Ring and Huber Engineered Rim.
The neck and resonator are carefully crafted from the finest flamed maple, with a rich golden sunburst finish. The flamed maple neck imparts a classic rich sound to the VRB-G, most reminiscent of legendary performers like Earl Scruggs and Sonny Osborne. The rosewood fingerboard and double cut headstock are inlaid with the classic Flying Eagle or Hearts & Flowers pattern, and the gold plated parts feature Granada-style engraving.
Our Hearts & Flowers inlay, by defualt, uses 8 markers, but we can inlay the 9 or 10 marker variations at no additional charge. The white/black/white binding along the neck and resonator is color-treated to approximate an aged finish, with what we call our antique binding. Reproduction “gumdrop” amber tuner buttons complete the vintage look of this model.
Neck – flaming maple
Resonator – flaming maple
Fingerboard – rosewood
Rim – Engineered Rim
Bridge – maple topped with ebony
Finish – shaded golden sunburst
Plating – heavy gold
Engraving – Granada
Tone ring – HR-30
Flange – one piece zinc
Hoop – brass
Tailpiece – Clamshell
Arm rest – one piece
Co-ordinator rods – steel
Truss rod – 2 way adjustable
Flying Eagle Inlay
Nameplate – Truetone
Lined, hard shell
Every Huber Banjo is warranted to the original owner without time limit, often described as a “Limited Lifetime Warranty.” Any defect in material or workmanship, except heads, strings and pegs will be repaired or replaced free of charge to the original owner, if returned to our factory, charges prepaid.
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FREE PROFESSIONAL SETUP
Every banjo is carefully setup before shipping saving you from the "some assembly required" hassle.
*FREE RAILROAD SPIKES
Also know as the 5th string capo, we recommend installing spikes on the 7th & 9th frets. This is a free service we include for all 5-string banjo purchases.
FREE STARTER PACK
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Every banjo shipped to the Continental U.S. / APO includes free USPS Priority Mail shipping.
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Prior to being shipped, we carefully inspect and test every banjo. If you have any issues with your banjo, call us and and we will help.
*We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.
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