His Huber line has as part of its raison d’etre to build banjos that emulate the sound, look and playability of the classic banjos from the 1930s, a vision sparked by his fondness for collecting vintage banjos. Over the years, Steve has become one of the banjo world’s “go to guys” as a broker for the sale of valuable older banjos, and BanjoTown will allow him to take this aspect of his business online.
Huber hopes that the site will not only allow buyers with a serious interest in obtaining a pre war banjo to find out what he has for sale – with multiple photos – but also assist sellers, especially those unfamiliar with the banjo collector’s world.
“I think a lot of people generally understand that older instruments might be valuable, but if they have their grandfather’s old banjo, and are considering offering it for sale, they just don’t where to start. We want to build a site that makes that part of the process much easier, and allow them to get in touch with us to find out more about the process.”
All instruments in the Gibson banjo line will be offered, including four and five string models, plus banjo mandolins and ukes – as available.
As Steve has more time to devote to the new site, he plans to post some of the Gibson historical data and collectible ephemera he has amassed over the years.
Visit BanjoTown online to see what it’s all about.