Nik Huber Orca '59 Faded Sunburst (2014)

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We're really excited to have our first guitar from famed German luthier Nik Huber in the shop! Nik comes from a family of woodworkers and has inherited nearly 100 years of woodworking knowledge which he brings to bear on his guitar builds. 

A recent trade-in, this guitar is immaculate save for one or two nearly imperceptibale indentations and some light fret wear on the first few frets (G and B strings only). You'll notice the weight immediately when taking it from the beautiful hardshell case - this guitar is incredibly light (6lbs 11oz). Strum your first chord...Wow! Alive, resonant, loud (this is acoustically, btw). The top's satin finish and "barely there" finish on the back of both the body and neck feels amazing. We hate using the term organic to describe guitars, but in this instance it's really fitting. It's an easy guitar to connect with this guitar due to this style of finish. The neck carve is fat but extremely well shaped - it never feels overbearing or fatiguing. The playability, fretwork, and feel is exceptional. 

Plugged in think Les Paul meets Strat (yes, we're serious). The 25" scale adds some beautiful snap and clarity to the traditional Les Paul punch and heft that's also present in this guitar. Add the humbucker coil tap to the mix, and some surprisingly Strat-like tones start to surface. This guitar won't replace your Strat by any means, but you've got a wealth of very usable tones at your disposal, not just Les Paul tones. 

All in all, a brilliant guitar that's definitely worth serious consideration! Priced with hardshell case. 

 

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Eastern Curly Maple Top 
  • Mahogany body 
  • Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard, Maple Binding 
  • 25" Scale Length 
  • Compound 10-14" Radius
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Frets, Routed Fretslots
  • 1.67" Nut Width
  • .92" @ 1st Fret, 1.0" @ 12th Fret
  • Mother of Pearl Crown Inlays
  • Ebony Headstock Veneer
  • Polished Bone Nut
  • Tone Pros AVR-2 & Aluminium Tailpiece
  • Gotoh 510 Kluson Style Tuners
  • 1959 Haussel Humbuckers w/aged covers
  • 10-46 String Guage
  • Hardcase
  • Weight: 6lbs 11oz

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