Very beautiful and unique “New Nickel Plated Granada” at reduced price due to very slight inlay imperfection (see photos.) Incredible banjo!
The Huber VRB-G Truetone is a faithful representation of the classic Granada style banjo, but unlike most Granada patterned banjos, this one has plain nickel plating instead of gold. Similar to Earl Scruggs famous Gibson Granada, which was sent back to Gibson and had all the gold plated hardware replaced with nickel, among other things. This became the basis for the Gibson Earl Scruggs Signature Model Banjo Gibson would offer years later. I think this one is even more beautiful than those in the way the nickel plating seems to match and emphasize the flying eagle inlays, which is framed out by the rosewood fingerboard. And the maple woods in this banjo are just incredible looking! But aside from how great it looks, it sounds even better. It has almost an unlimited amount of cutting power because of the maple neck, and that deep responsive growl which is so iconic in bluegrass.
Even with its uniqueness, this is still a Huber Truetone series with the accurate 1930’s style replica (Huber HR-30) Tone Ring and Huber Engineered Rim. These two components alone are leaders of the pack in reproducing that vintage Gibson tone that is so sought after.
The neck and resonator are crafted from the finest flamed maple, with a rich golden sunburst finish. The flamed maple neck lends that classic rich sound to the VRB-G, most reminiscent of legendary performers such as Earl Scruggs and Sonny Osborne. It lends to a quick note response and has that nice deep growl. There’s a beautiful complexity to the notes when played sweetly but can also sound “mean” when you want to put a little more claw to it. The rosewood fingerboard and double cut headstock are inlaid with the classic Flying Eagle inlay. Just a gorgeous banjo that plays like butter, great GREAT feeling neck too!
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