This year’s raffle offers chances to win a 2010 Huber Banjos Truetone VRB-3 model, donated by longtime Foundation supporter Richard Spratt. Valued by the donor at $4,100 as a used instrument, its new replacement value would be $5,485. All of the Truetone model Hubers are made with their prewar replica HR-30 tone ring and Engineered Rim, developed over years of detailed examination of the properties of rims and rings from prewar Mastertone banjos.
Raffle tickets are being offered from April 1 through May 19, and only 5,000 will be sold. Single chances are $20 each, or 6 for $100, and tickets can be purchased online.
The VRB-3 Huber is a precise reproduction of the style 3 banjos made prior to WWII. Made with a mahogany neck and resonator, double cut headstock, one-piece flange pot design, and a wreath inlay in the rosewood fingerboard.
The winner will receive the banjo with its original hard shell case, plus a Reunion Blues gig bag, a strap, and several accessories.
A winner will be selected during a drawing on Facebook Live, May 20, streamed from the IBMA Foundation Facebook page.
While direct donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible, raffle chances are not. See full details online.