In flavorful and nicely figured (burled and curled) American walnut and with heavy nickel plating this is a timeless classic! It has a twin concentric rings of colored wood purfling on the back of its doubly bound (black-right-black bordered) resonator which makes the figured walnut jump out at you like a deranged sky diver. With the distinctive Roanokian style, it proffers the famous Huber pot assembly, Truetone upgrade, and did we mention the heavy nickel plating? (Uff Da! -- it hefts like a complete and original albacore tuna but smells a lot better).
The Huber Truetone is not so much a model, as a tone production system that can be chosen as an upgrade. Two components make up the Truetone system: the HR-30 tone ring and the Engineered Rim. Both were developed over more than 2 years of rigorous analysis, testing, and prototyping using state-of-the-art scientific equipment. They refer to any Huber banjo with the Engineered Rim and HR-30 ring as a Truetone.
The Roanoke combines a slightly more ornate peghead overlay with the rich color of walnut and the simplicity of a nickel-plated banjo. The striking, highly-figured burl walnut resonator with its contrasting inlaid wood rings makes for an instrument that is as much a treat for the eyes as it is the ears.
Both the straight-grain walnut neck and the resonator are stained with a natural walnut finish, with the neck bound in white/black/white. The neck is inlaid with the original Huber pattern. To see photos and read all about it, go to: http://www.huberbanjos.com/roanoke/