Seen the Nik Huber Orca....

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  1. Marcel

    Marcel Member

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    ...in the new September issue of Vintage Guitar magazine?

    WOW!!! :drool
     
  2. Down and Out in NYC

    Down and Out in NYC Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty sure that xact guitar is available thru Wilcutts.
     
  3. Don L

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    My favorite guitar these days...

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  4. JingleJungle

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    Didn't see the VG article yet, but I know that Tonequest published (july edition?) an interview w/ Nik...

    That Gary Moore / Peter Green thing is way badass :drool BTW...

    Ayyyy mama...!


    JJ
     
  5. jfalcs

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    Somewhat off topic, but does anyone know what the dimensions (thicknesses) of the top and back are on an Orca?
     
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    the stock Orca is a thin body (relative to a Les Paul)

    My Orca was made with a thick body- 1 3/4 inch body thickness and 1/2 inch maple top.
     
  8. jfalcs

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    Wow, I was reading the VG article and thought "no way, he cant get that deep a carve out of 1/2":messedup " I was thinking it was at least 5/8" if not 3/4". Very cool:RoCkIn
     
  9. AaeCee

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    Very sweet axe Don. Is that an Orca?
     
  10. JingleJungle

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    Yup... what gives it away is the "natural" / fake / "stripped" binding between the top and the body and the contoured "lip" on the edge of the top.
    If you could see a 360 view of the guit you would also notice the neck heel carve (this pic refers to a Dolphin, but the neck heel is practically the same):
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    JJ
     
  11. Don L

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    Yes, it is as JJ says. It is the best built guitar I've ever played in 25 years of playing including all the vintage ones from the '50s and '60s. There is absolutely no flaw that I can detect on this guitar, and it plays and sounds better than it looks. Could sound like a bunch of honeymoon BS to a lot of people, and yes, I do not know how long I will love it as much as I do now, but... I actually prefer this one over my '50s les paul Standard right now...

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