My Huber Orca finished!

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by VegasGreg, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. VegasGreg

    VegasGreg Member

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    Worth the wait for me....

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    For Nik to tell me that if I decide I don't want it he'll keep it...well....I don't think he'll be keeping it!

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  2. atquinn

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    That might be the finest LP-style guitar I've ever seen. I don't even like LP's and that makes my mouth water.

    -Austin
     
  3. stratofied

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    Very nice. I had the chance to play a Dolphin recently and I've been GASing for one.
     
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    Greg:

    That is simply stunning. Like I told you earlier tonight - that one has gotten better looking with each new progress pic. I look forward to checking that one out in person.

    One of these days...


    One of these days!
     
  6. hemlock

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    What an awesome top! The detail on the neck/fret work is inspiring, too. wow!
     
  7. Steeltoe

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    Stunning! What kind of pickups?
     
  8. VegasGreg

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    Haussel (sp?) Vintage and Vintage +
     
  9. CharlieS

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    I've hood good things about the Haussels. I can't wait for a tone report when you get it!
     
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    You Guys can see this beauty at NAMM, with lots of other mouth watering new guitars from Master Huber:dude
     
  11. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Sweet!! Nice finish choice.
    How's the weight on that pup...
     
  12. TestierWheat

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    Greg,

    That is my kind of Orca. What are the specs?
     
  13. VegasGreg

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    Korina Body and Neck-nice old 1 piece slabs of wood.
    Thick Les Paul body-1.75 inches for body and .5 inches for the top
    Eastern Maple 1 piece top
    Faded Burst was suggested by Nik.
    Haussel Pickups-I believe Vintage and a Vintage +
    Good modern tuners, same as on my Redwood DOlphin-Schallers
    Matching headstock, also suggested by Nik
    Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard with Abalone Dots
    Nickel hardware, Tonepros Bridge and Tailpiece with locking studs
    Curly maple binding on fingerboard (Saw one of Music Schmidt's (sp?) guitars and had to have it!)
    Curly maple pickup rings
    Matching wood cavity covers on the back
    ALSO-one of the coolest things for me-the entire guitar was done in Nitro finish, except for the back of the neck, which has a satin finish on it.
    Dolphin Inlay on the headstock

    I guess that's it.....
     
  14. pirateflynn

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    Oh man, I love that finish...........now we're talkin'!
     
  15. edgarallanpoe

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    Gongrats bro...I know that you have been waiting for that one for some time. It looks awesome.:JAM
     
  16. Kevan

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    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!
    After seeing so many of Nik's wonderful guitars, I'm continually amazed at the quality, detail and craftsmanship that goes into his work. Very well done, Mr. Huber.
    Someone get that man a beer. No- in a big glass.

    Congrats Greg! You lucky dog...get to play that everyday....
    (toss me an email when you get a chance)
     
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    Every day on this board, someone posts some pictures of an amazing guitar. Every single day, something else tops it.

    That is an absolutely beautiful guitar, and I bet it sounds as good as it looks. Congratulations!!!!:cool:
     
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    Had it in my hands, Gregg! That thing is absolutely marvellous!! And on the light side for a guitar that thick! Congratulations!!
     
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    Sweeet!

    Well done...enjoy.

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    :RoCkIn :RoCkIn :RoCkIn :)
     

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