Huber Orca progress pix

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Blauserk, Jan 25, 2006.


  1. Blauserk

    Blauserk Member

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    They're not as spectacular as Vegas Greg's progress pics (in part because I can't figure out how to make Photobucket show the photos full size), but here goes.

    I'm going for a very traditional-style guitar here: mahogany fatback, flitch-matched eastern maple top, ebony headstock veneer, kluson-style tuners, dark brazilian rosewood dot-inlay fingerboard, lemonburst nitrocellulose non-double-stained finish, tonepros nickle hardware.

    The guitar at the early stages--not even any pickup routes

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    with pickup routes:

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    A few showing the first coats of paint:

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    And the headstock. If you look close enough, you can see some streaks in the ebony veneer:

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  2. VegasGreg

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    It's gonna be fantastic!

    Congrats-I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.
     
  3. r9player

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    Nice vintage vibe!
     
  4. Shane S

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    I love that color! Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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    I love that color too, most of the amber like finishes i see are too yellow for me but this one is nice. just out of curiosity what pickups are going in there?
     
  6. Blauserk

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    It's a Haussel "vintage" set, with a special Peter Green neck pickup (flipped magnet and whatever the hell else is involved--I'm a bit fuzzy on the details, but I hear from others who have it that it gives great Greenie tones).
     
  7. JingleJungle

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    Dude.

    Spoke to Harry - he was winding your very own & personal Greenie today :)

    IF the order flow abates somewhat :BOUNCE I'm gonna try to get a Peter Green Orca done for myself.

    I really don't know what to wish for at this stage :rolleyes: LOL...

    JJ
     
  8. guitarlovero5

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    Looking good! I can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  9. koamarlin

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    What about customized volume- and tone knobs for those wonder-bars(ebony/maple/ebony with a paua inlay on top) on your personal Peter Green Orca? They ´re done by Nik´s Dad - like on the Koa-Marlin...:rolleyes:

    I know, "the man" is going to get me for that.... :D

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  10. JingleJungle

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    Looks very very sexy, but probably more in place on a Dolphin than on an Orca.

    My 2 somewhat devalued swiss cents' worth :D

    JJ/UG
     
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    Looks very very sexy, but probably more in place on a Dolphin than on an Orca.

    My 2 somewhat devalued swiss cents' worth :D

    JJ/UG
     
  12. koamarlin

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    Why shouldn´t that old hat style work as well. Think, I gotta ask him....! :D
    And I´d do no fretboard inlays at all; only sidedots...Mhmm, very classical distinctive.....:angel
    And A mother of pearl Nik Huber headstock logo on a simply matte , non sealed , ebony headstock.... and maybe the new onepiece wraparound bridge......:angel
    SOMEBODY STOP ME......!!!!:jo
     
  13. JingleJungle

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    No - I will NOT... keep it rolling, dude - maybe you come up ith the next Telephin or something :D :D :D

    What about your jazzboxx??
     
  14. koamarlin

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    You touched a very sore spot with that remark, my friend!
    Had to wait a while , before I answered to this... :NUTS
    Let me put it this way: Nik is a very sought after man these days - and I might be a little too reluctant pursueing my goals sometimes...
    Anyway: Nik and I are going to do a little talking about the project one of these weekends and I hope (one...two....three.... sigh!) we will see clearer by the end of March( Musikmesse Frankfurt). :)
     
  15. VegasGreg

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    Isn't it great what the last 2 years or so has done for Nik's popularity? :AOK

    Well deserved by a terrific friend and builder, IMO.
     
  16. koamarlin

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    Nik and his staff deserve it without any doubt!
    I have been talking about Nik´s skills for years on that very same spot - even when it was still the PRS-Forum. And there were some guys , who by now are convinced by Nik´s craftsmanship, who were very retentive and reserved in their comments then...:)

    There is no doubt either, that the close friendship to Paul Reed Smith gave Nik a lot of inspiration and backup in chasing his goals.
    What´s more: in my opinion now its´s like it should be in all teacher/student relationships on the long run:

    The student takes the master´s art a step further!

    I´m very proud to know this guy.
     
  17. telewiz

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    It was June of 2000 I think when I first read a review for the Dolphin at Guitarist Magazine and when I talked with some guitarists/friends about Nik no one seem to have any idea about his guitars....or his talent...

    It's been a year now that I own my first Dolphin and I know Nik deserves all the acclaim he gets and much more...

    Koamarlin... another beautiful axe...hope you enjoy it

    and stop posting those ideas of yours :D:BITCH:D
    I have enough troubles with the wife already:Spank
     
  18. koamarlin

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    Hey , telewiz, it´s just ideas, you know!?:angel
    There is no need to tell your wife about them!
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    Just surprise her on Valentine´s day!!!:Devil :AOK
     

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