Show your Huber !

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  1. Whitecat

    Whitecat Member

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    (Both dealer pics but these are mine...)

    Top is a Special with an Exceptional Burl top over Spanish Cedar finished in Starry Night with a neck P90 and bridge 1959+. The P90 cover and control knobs are made from ebony which is a rather elegant touch.

    Bottom is simply a “Prototype” as per the back of the headstock/certificate - a bit of a hybrid between a Special/Krautster II with a Bigsby. The neck is open-pore mahogany vs maple on the KII - pickups are neck P90 and Hot-B in the bridge of that one. Silver dot inlays as well ftw...
     
  2. nichd

    nichd Supporting Member

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    More pics of that burl!... WOWWWWW
     
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  3. pirateflynn

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    @Whitecat - I'm really curious to hear your opinion on the 59+ bridge vs. the Hot bridge. Thanks in advance!


     
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    phoenix Gold Supporting Member

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    the JP selections with a custom builder
     
  5. Whitecat

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    Believe it or not I’ve never really played these side-by-side/back-to-back before... gonna have to do that and I’ll report back. Both are pretty hot in the end though. I suppose the 1959+ is meant to be a little less pushy in the mids & might have the illusion of a little more detail/clarity as a result but I’ll have to compare and contrast.

    Only some more dealer pics handy but will try to get some in its adopted habitat soon... it’s very hard to photograph, I will tell you that much. :)

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    A bit of variety, jusr for kicks.....
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  8. nichd

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    Uh... holy cats @django49 ... incredible!
     
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    Really nice guitars!
     
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  10. Rusty Dutch

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    Cool thread, there are some really beautiful guitars from Huber - here’s my Krautster II

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    nichd Supporting Member

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    It was a slow climb to 10... however now we are at a count of 16!
     
  12. cottonmike

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    I can see people in that finish.
     
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  13. AndrewC

    AndrewC Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey, snap! I have its twin. Does yours have a matching or natural back?

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    The KII was the gateway drug to this...

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  14. nichd

    nichd Supporting Member

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    Wow @AndrewC love the top on that Orca!
     
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    AndrewC Silver Supporting Member

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    It's crazy - reminds me of waves on a beach. Willcutt's pictures are better than mine...

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    What a ripper! You have great taste in fiddles.

    Mine has the natural back. They are light as a feather aren’t they?
     
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    Indeed - around 6lbs! And incredibly resonant. The devil is in the details with Hubers - they've spoiled me for other brands. I'd love to try a Dolphin some day.
     
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    Hi Andrew,

    I'd love one just like this. What's the name of that finish?
    Are those the stock pickups?

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     

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