Huber versus Fibenare?

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  1. XKnight

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    Both are European luthiers, both have excellent reputations and both make some similar models. I've owned a Huber, but not a Fibenare. Wondering if anyone that has played or owned both brands can tell me how they compare? Pics are always appreciated as well.
     
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    Personally I would choose Ruokangas as far as european luthiers go...
     
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    I've played them both, and prefer Nik's work.

    However, you are asking us to choose between two very good products. It is a matter of preference, Get your hands on a Fibenare. You might find they are your choice.
     
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    Yes, I actually have a Fibenare on its way to me so will be able to make my own comparison soon enough. In the meantime, just wondering what others that have played both think.

    Of course I understand that each individual guitar has to be taken on its own merits, but there are things that can be compared and contrasted with similar designs and builds (fretwork, finish, pickups and hardware all come to mind).
     
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    Care to expand on why you prefer Ruokangas to the Fibenare and Huber guitars that you've played? Was it the tone, the feel, the looks, etc?
     
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    I own an Orca by huber and a ruokangas hellcat artist. I don't think one is better than the other they are just very good flawless instruments and you can't go wrong with either. I don't know about Fibenare
     
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    I have owned both and preferred the Huber - tone mostly.
     
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    Huber is my preference over anything.....period. All are wonderful but for me the Huber's just do it.
     
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    Yeah I've owned a Ruokangas and tried a few Hubers out, they are pretty similar quality wise. I think the Ruokangas ball end stainless frets are the coolest thing ever though.
     
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    Had one of those a few years back. Very nice guitar indeed. I enjoy trying out as any different brands as possible and have been doing a pretty good job of it so far.

    Here's a pic of the Grosh. Beautiful top, wonderful fretwork and good tones. One of the better LP style guitars I've owned.[​IMG]
     
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    I love the shape of Huber's instruments around the butt of the guitar. Proportions more like a Fender, glorious curvature like a Les Paul. I've never played one, but really want to try a Dolphin.
     
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    I think the Fibenares are crazy good. That said, I have a hard time putting down my Huber Dolphin II.
     

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