The Huber VRB-3 Truetone is Steve Huber's vintage reproduction of the famous style-3 banjo, the most common of all the prewar flatheads. It features a mahogany neck and resonator. The mahogany neck imparts a sweetness to this banjo with a warm blending of notes that creates the classic bluegrass sound. The rosewood fingerboard and double cut headstock overlay are inlaid with a wreath pattern. The Truetone VRB-3 is finished with a natural mahogany stain, trimmed with antiqued binding, and antique metal finish on the nickel parts. The Huber VRB-3 features the "Truetone System" with Steve Huber's prewar replica HR-30 tone ring and "Engineered Rim". “Grained ivoroid” tuner buttons complete the vintage look of ivory on this model.
Sammy Shelor of Lonesome River Band was an early endorser, followed soon by Jim Mills, banjo picker for Ricky Scaggs. Cia Cherryholmes of the Cherryholmes Bluegrass Band, Greg Cahill of Special Consesnus, Rob Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station, Barry Abernathy of Mountain Heart Band, and Jason Burleson of Blue Highway sonn recognized the sound Steve Huber had captured and started playing Huber banjos. Sammy Shelor and Rob Block have their own signature Huber models.
Today, 18 years and over 1600 banjos later, the Steve Huber banjo is considered by many as the "cream of the crop" of bluegrass banjos.
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