Huber introduces the Classic 58

Huber Classic 58Huber Banjos, whose Truetone series has been patterned after vintage prewar instruments, has introduced a model styled after the classic Bow Tie banjo introduced when widespread production resumed after WWII.

In this case, it’s The Classic 58, what most connoisseurs view as the definitive example of this style 250 made through roughly 1962. It has the mustache headstock, the block lettering on the peg head, and of course the distinctive bow tie inlays in the fingerboard.

Otherwise, the banjo is pure Huber, employing their HR-30 tone ring and Engineered Rim in the pot assembly, with a period-correct blackburst on the mahogany neck and resonator. It even has the proper cream-colored tulip tuner buttons to complete the homage.

The banjo sells for $5,495 with hard shell case and limited lifetime warranty.

The Classic 58 is not yet pictured on the Huber web site, but interested potential owners are invited to contact them for more information.


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