We've mentioned it before but it's worth repeating - Nik Huber and crew simply do not make anything less than mind-blowing instruments, ever. This Faded Sunburst Orca '59 is an outstanding example.
Upon your first strum....lively, resonant, chimey, open, tons of sustain. And this is without the help of an amp, mind you. The "barely there" semi-gloss finish feels amazing in-hand. 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 on the fatter side but is also extremely well shaped - it never feels overbearing or fatiguing (.92" @ 1st Fret, 1.0" @ 12th Fret). The playability, fretwork, and feel are exceptional.
Plugged in think Les Paul meets Strat twang and chime. 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, an incredibly brilliant guitar that's definitely worth serious consideration! Priced with hardshell case.
- Eastern/Michigan Flame Maple Top
- Spanish Cedar body
- Mahogany neck
- 25" Scale Length
- Compound 10-14" Radius
- Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard
- 22 Medium Jumbo Frets, Routed Fretslots
- 1.67" Nut Width
- .92" @ 1st Fret, 1.0" @ 12th Fret
- Mother of Pearl Crown Inlays and headstock signature
- Ebony Headstock Veneer & backplates
- Polished Bone Nut
- Tune-O-Matic / Aluminum Tailpiece
- Huber 510, Open Gear Tuners
- 59 Haussel Humbuckers w/aged covers
- 10-46 String Gauge
- 8lbs 6oz
- #1 3845