Nik Huber Dolphin II Charcoal Burst


"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."  

We're thrilled to now represent Nik Huber's incredible instruments! Our first guitar from Nik's Germany-based shop is this gorgeous Charcoal Burst Dolphin II - a featured guitar at the 2017 NAMM show. 

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". In the same way that a great songwriter can produce a timeless classic from 3 chords, or a great chef can blow your mind with only 3 ingredients, 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, the carve of the natural neck binding, immaculate fret work, etc...).  

Like all great builders, Nik manages to straddle the line between a precision build and a soulful guitar brilliantly. There is a warmth and, forgive the term, organic quality to these guitars. The setup and playability are off the charts great. Luxurious is the term that came to mind when getting acquainted with this guitar. It's effortless to play and feels really alive in your hands. 

Though it's perfectly made, this Dolphin 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? Wow. Punch. Articulation. Power. Like its body shape implies, it hints at Fender and Gibson tones, but the Haussel-made, coil-tappable humbuckers deliver something entirely unique at the same time - this guitar is certainly no clone of either of these iconic brands! 

We can't recommend this guitar enough, truth be told. If you're in the market for an exceptional "Tele/Paul" style guitar, or just an exceptional electric guitar, you really owe it to yourself to check out a Huber. Nik is making guitars that are at once familiar, yet new in a way you didn't even know you wanted. But trust us, you do. Priced with a deluxe hardshell case. 

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Exceptional Flame Maple Top
  • Spanish Cedar Body 
  • Exceptional Flame Maple Neck 
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Abalone dots
  • 22 Medium Jumbo, extra hard frets
  • 25.5" Scale Length
  • Double action truss rod
  • Polished bone nut
  • 1.67" nut width
  • Custom options: Bound neck, inlays, matching headstock 
  • Huber adjustable stop tail (aluminum w/brass studs)
  • Smaller M6 mini tuners w/Brazilian rosewood buttons
  • Haussel Vin Humbuckers 
  • 1 master volume, 1 master tone (push/pull), 3 way toggle switch 
  • 010-046 strings 
  • Hardshell case

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at This offer applies to all merchandise shipped within the 48 continental US States.* If you wish to expedite your shipment or your order doesn't qualify, we provide competitive rates. Once you enter your shipping info, you'll be given a selection of services from UPS, FedEx and USPS.

Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

Approval Period, Taxes, Duties: Most instruments ship with a 48-hour approval** period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities.

The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Priority Mail, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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