Huber VRB-G Granada-style resonator banjo built circa 2011.
Maple neck and resonator. Rosewood fingerboard. Gold-plated hardware.
One previous owner (Don Bryant). Some nicks and dings as detailed below, but structurally in great condition.
Headstock has quite a few nicks as seen in pictures
Resonator has a handful of dings, scratches, and finish checking. Some of the checking is visible in photos, but not all
Some wear to arm rest
A couple of minor finish touchups to resonator finish around resonator binding at approximately 4 and 7 o'clock.
Larger washers were installed on coordinator rods that left impressions in the shell. We removed these washers and replaced them with the originals.
All issues are purely cosmetic and do not affect tone or playability.
Frets in great shape. Banjo has been recently set up and plays very well.
Includes new Superior case in excellent condition. Not original, but same brand and style as new Huber banjos.
Our Huber VRB-G is a replica of the classic Granada style banjo, featuring our 1930’s replica HR-30 Tone Ring and 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 “heavy-note” sound to the VRB-G, most reminiscent of legendary performers like Earl Scruggs and Sonny Osborne.
The rosewood fingerboard and double cut headstock overlay are inlaid with the classic Hearts & Flowers pattern, and the gold plated parts feature Granada-style engraving.
By default, we use a Hearts & Flowers inlay with 8 markers, but can inlay the 9 or 10 marker variations at no additional charge. Likewise, our Granada replica can be built with the Flying Eagle pattern, again with no change in total price.
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.