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  Huber VRB-4 Truetone 5-String Banjo

Huber VRB-4 Truetone 5-String Banjo
Huber VRB-4 Truetone 5-String Banjo

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Our Price: $5,595.00

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Product Code: 4730

Free 5th-String Capo Spikes? (See Description)



Huber's Vintage Series VRB-4 is a careful replica of the classic pre war style 4 banjos, using walnut and chrome plated parts just like the originals. It features a pre-war replica HR-30 tone ring and engineered rim.

The neck is made from the highest quality straight-grain walnut, which is also used for the resonator side walls. The resonator back features gorgeous burl walnut, inlaid with twin concentric rings of stained wood marquetry. Antiqued white/black/white binding finishes both the rosewood fingerboard and resonator side walls.

The fingerboard and headstock are inalid with the Flying Eagle pattern synonymous with style-4 banjos from the pre war era, though the Hearts & Flowers pattern can be used at no additional charge. And in keeping with the originals, all the metal parts on our VRB-4 are chrome rather than nickel plated. "Please call about neck and inlay configurations on in stock Huber banjos"

Want 5th-string railroad spike capos? We offer this as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. Choose Yes or No when you add this banjo to your shopping cart.

What's a 5th-string railroad spike capo? Click here to see a photo. 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.

Note: Our banjos are individually inspected and set up by our staff in Georgia, and delivered ready-to-play. We are banjo players, so we set them up the way we want to play them! Each banjo is in tune when we carefully pack it for shipment. Climate conditions and travel will affect the tuning, so it may need to be fine-tuned before playing.

  • Wood:
  • Neck - straight grain walnut
  • Resonator - burl walnut
  • Fingerboard - rosewood
  • Rim - Engineered Rim
  • Bridge - maple topped with ebony
  • Finish - natural walnut
  • Metal:
  • Plating - chrome
  • Tone ring - HR-30
  • Flange - one piece zinc
  • Hoop - brass
  • Tailpiece - Clamshell style
  • Arm rest - one piece
  • Co-ordinator rods - steel
  • Truss rod - 2 way adjustable
  • Binding/Inlay:
  • Flying Eagle inlay
  • White/black/white binding
  • Nameplate - Truetone
  • Tuners:
  • Waverly V-2
  • Head:
  • Huber head
  • Case:
  • Lined, hard shell
  • Warranty:
  • Limited lifetime

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