The Huber banjos web site has just been updated with information on their latest addition – the Sammy Shelor signature model banjo. This new Huber is based on a prized pre war, style 75 banjo that Sammy owns, built using the same double cut headstock shape and distinctive “Birds & Bows” inlay pattern as the original 1930s vintage banjo, but made with a wider, radiused fingerboard as per Sammy’s preference.
The Shelor model uses a mahogany neck and resonator, much like the custom Huber Lancaster model Sammy had been playing of late. It is constructed with the same components, and assembled with the same attention to detail that has made Huber such a popular choice among banjo players in recent years, and sells for $4350. More details can be found on the Huber site.
“The new Huber ‘SS’ model is without a doubt the best banjo I have ever played without 65 years of age on it. It looks, plays, and sounds like my original 75. It kills!”
Sammy used his new signature model Huber to record a number of tracks with the newly reorganized Lonesome River Band, and they are available for free download on the band’s web site (quick, free registration required to access the audio).