Huber Orca Electric Guitar - Used  From Nik Huber

Extremely lightweight, beautifully appointed classic singlecut design! Avoid the 4-year waiting list!

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What We Think

I was absolutely floored by the fullness and clarity of such a lightweight singlecut guitar. Just by listening to it I would have guessed the guitar was a good 2 lbs heavier than it actually is. On every pickup position your notes come out clear and bell-like. Set it with both pickups on and the coil-tap engaged and no one would know you weren't playing an out-of-phase. The neck is very thick and reminiscent of a 50's era Les Paul and plays with incredibly precision. A definite favorite in the shop right now!

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Manufacturer's Description from Nik Huber

A legend in and of itself, the Nik Huber

Orca looks familiar to guitar players

around the world by virtue of its shape.

Paying tribute to the first solidbody of

this kind, the Nik Huber Orca brings a new

twist to the traditional form with a slightly

thinner body and a longer scale.

The classic combination of tonewoods

and traditional method of construction

make this guitar spring to life out of the

fascinating merger between vintage

values and modern-day quality.

Nik Huber Guitars

About Manufacturer

Nik-Huber-Guitars was founded by Nik Huber in 1996. Since then, the company grew slowly but constantly. Today a team of 5 highly skilled specialists is building around 120 instruments a year. All hand-crafted. Since the first attendance at the Frankfurt Musik Messe in 1997, Nik Huber Guitars gained a worldwide reputation as a serious manufacturer of high-class electric-guitars. In 1999 the expanding company moved to a commercial park in its hometown, Rodgau - 20 km south of Frankfurt/Germany, and resides now in a fully, state-of-the-art equipped workshop.

Specifications

 

B O D Y  
Top    Curly Maple
Body Wood Mahogany
   
N E C K  
Neck Wood Mahogany, set neck
Fretboard East Indian Rosewood
Scale Length 25“ (635mm)
Radius Compound, 10“ - 14“ (255mm - 355mm)
Frets 22 Medium Jumbo, extra hard (2,49mm wide - 1,19mm high), routed fretslots
Trussrod Double Action (Single Rod, compressed)
Shape Orca Std.  
Width at Nut 1,67“ (42,5mm)
Thickness 0,92“ (23,4mm) at 1st Fret, 1,00“ (25,5mm) at 12th Fret
Inlays Abalone Dots (7mm)
Headstock Ebony Veneer
Headstock Inlay Orca Logo (Black Pearl & Mother Of Pearl)
Nut Polished Bone
   
H A R D W A R E  
Bridge Tone Pros AVR-2 & Aluminum Tailpiece
Tuners Schaller M6 Mini w/ Ebony Buttons
Hardware Colour Nickel
Trussrod Cover Ebony
Neck Pickup 1959 Humbucker (made by H. Häussel)
Bridge Pickup 1959 Humbucker (made by H. Häussel)
Electronics  2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
  (Neck Tone with Push/Push for Coil Tap), 3 Way Toggle Switch
Backplate Mahogany or Ebony
Setup 010 - 046
   
C O L O U R S Faded Sunburst, Tobacco Sunburst, Atlantic Blue, Charcoal Burst, Gold Top
   
C A S E Hardcase

 

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