Nik Huber Orca '59 Charcoal Burst

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Sale price$12,299.00


Nik Huber Orca Charcoal Burst

For those of you looking for a 59 style single cut, then look no further than the Nik Huber Orca 59. This is probably one of the best!

Nik Huber is without doubt one of the top guitar builders in the world and his designs have enjoyed increased popularity over the past few years. This is the Nik Huber - Orca 59 in a Charcoal Burst Finish. It features a one piece White Korina Body and Neck, Fat Back (Gibson Thickness) body, Nitrocellulose Finish, an East Indian Rosewood Fretboard, Mother of Pearl Crown Inlays and a set of '59 Harry Häussel Humbuckers. This is all capped with an Exceptional Curly Maple Top.

This piece arrived in January 2024 and has been opened, photographed and tested. It is a BRAND NEW guitar. It comes with Nik Huber Hardcase as well as the Certificate of Authenticity.

Nik Huber's Story:

Nik-Huber-Guitars was founded by Nik Huber in 1996. Since then, the company grew slowly but constantly. Today a team of 8 highly skilled specialists is building around 240 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.

Nik Huber, founder and managing director of Nik Huber Guitars, carries on a more than 100 year old family tradition. In 1896 a heritage of woodworking expertise was born to proud parent Nikolaus Huber in a small village in Southern Bavaria. Today Nikolaus Huber IV carries that expertise forward in the form of exquisite guitars. More than a 100 years of gathering knowledge and passing it on from one generation to the next makes a remarkable difference in a fast paced world like today’s.

Basically, what we do, is to turn beautiful pieces of wood into excellent guitars. As easy as it sounds, this process requires not only a reasonable amount of experience. It is also a never ending story of mishaps, dead-end-streets and tiny little pieces of metal that won't fit into their tiny little holes. Generally speaking, building fine instruments can be a very bumpy ride. On the other hand: this is the fun part, too.

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. Guitarmaking is more a calling than a profession. It can be addictive. It has to be, in a certain way. But it is not about "more, more". Our constant craving is "better, better, better". We have never heard of any well-known guitar-company that was founded with the words: "Okay, let's go. Let's build some mediocre guitars and knock it off early." Everybody we know, who managed to build great guitars, is realized by his craftsmanship, his focus on his work, his effort and the number of nights per week his wife spends alone in front of the TV.


Top: Exceptional Curly Maple
Body: One Piece White Korina
Neck: Korina 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
Truss Rod: 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: Crown MOP Trapezoid
Nut: Bone
Bridge: ABM AVR-2 & Aluminium Tailpiece
Tuners: Schaller Grandtune ‘Nik Huber‘ – Kluson Style
Hardware Colour: Nickel - aged
Neck Pick Up: 59 Humbucker w/ Nickel Cover (made by H. Häussel)
Bridge Pick Up: 59 Humbucker w/ Nickel Cover (made by H. Häussel)
Electronics: 1 Master Volume Control, 1 Master Tone Control (Push/Pull for Coil Tap), 3 Way Toggle Switch
Backplate: Ebony
Set Up: 010 - 046
Case: Hard Case


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