Huber Krautster II Worn Onyx Black (2015)

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"Building guitars with your own hands, as good as possible and beyond, is nothing a career counselor suggests in high-school (at least not a responsible-minded one). Guitar making is more a calling than a profession, but it is not about 'more, more'. Our constant craving is better, better, better."  

Nik Huber makes exquisite instruments, period. There is a simplicity and focus to his builds that is apparent from the moment you pick one up, though don't be deceived by the word "simplicity". The quality and attention to detail inherent in Nik's guitars can only come from the mastery of one's trade. You can just sense the amount of skill and restraint required to execute a build like this (see: neck joint).

Though it's perfectly made, this 2015 Korina-bodied Krautster II never gets in your way or distracts you with its beauty and perfection. This guitar is extremely resonant, quite loud acoustically, and sustains for days without the aid of amplification. Plugged in? Punch. Articulation. Power. The splittable Haussel made humbuckers yield a ton of different tones - classic rock, Tele-esq twang, even fat jazzy neck tones are possible. This isn't the type of guitar that covers a bunch of ground though none particularly well - this guitar sounds stellar no matter what you're trying to coax from it. In this way it's a very inspiring guitar to play. 

Condition: Near mint save for one 1/4" long indentation on the back (blends in somewhat until you see it up close) and some light pick swirling on the guard. Frets are perfect as is the setup. Electronics work as they should with no issues. 

If you're in the market for an exceptional rethink of a Les Paul Jr/Special, you really owe it to yourself to check out a Huber! Priced with a deluxe hardshell case. 

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Korina Body (flattop), cream binding, satin finish 
  • Curly Maple Neck, .88" @ 1st fret, .96" @ 12th fret 
  • East Indian Rosewood fingerboard
  • Bone dots
  • Compound radius, 10-14"
  • 22 Medium Jumbo, extra hard frets
  • 25" Scale Length
  • Double action truss rod
  • Polished bone nut
  • 1.67" nut width
  • Custom options: Bound neck, inlays, matching headstock 
  • Huber stop tail (aluminum w/brass studs)
  • Schaller Grandtune Kluson-style tuners 
  • Haussel Humbuckers
  • 1 master volume, 1 master tone (push/pull), 3 way toggle switch 
  • 010-046 strings 
  • Hardshell case
  • 7lbs 4oz

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