Who are the best single cut german luthiers?

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  1. Teekon

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    Nik Huber Guitars, Nick Page Guitars, Frank Hartung Guitars, Tandler Guitars, Helliver Guitars.

    Choose your master.
     
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    Nik Huber Dolphins

    Nik Huber, Jörg Tandler , Oliver Baron( Helliver guitars),Markus Quenzel,

    Guess, my preferences are clearly evident... ;-))
     
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    Nik... is sick. Huber all the way
     
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    I really like Tandler. I have a couple of his single cuts and each of them is excellent. He knows his wood very well. If there‘s a tone you‘re after, he can build the guitar to get there. (If he doesn‘t have the right wood he‘ll tell you too. He‘s busy enough and is completely no-nonsense. I always find that very refreshing.)
    That‘s why I have a couple. Liked the first one so much that I wanted another one but he advised me to go for a slightly different tone (Kossoff‘s Les Paul).

    The most recent axe he built for me was a classical acoustic. I play it every day.
    The guy really knows his stuff.
     
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    Absolutely!
    I keep telling the story about Jörg , how he - almost 30 years ago (when I first met him in a little guitar shop in Mainz, Germany) took apart 3 Telecaster style guitars , rearranged parts ( bodies , necks as well as hardware and pickups) right on the spot in the shop , tapping the wooden parts , listening, tapping again - and finally put together a Partscaster that sounded unbelievable. Jörg was best in class of instrument builders of his year and to my knowledge then already received an official reward by the prime minister of Bavaria . Jörg REALLY does know his stuff!
     
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    Florian Jaeger?

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    The Teuffel Tesla is single cut and German.
     
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    I don’t believe in “best”, but Schwartz are damn fine guitars.
     
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    At any given time there's a good chance Poland is part of Germany... so... :)

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    I am a fan of Nik Huber big time! Tandler is also fantastic!
     
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    I will leave this right here...

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    Big fan of Nik Huber here. But Frank Hartung's work stands with anyone, IMHO. Would be a shame to have only one or the other!
     
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    Playing it right now actually...ok well right now I’m typing...but that’s because I was taking a break...ok back to playing it. :) Side note, the top is only clear coated, the piece of wood was actually two tone when he got it, so we didn’t mess with it at all.

    To bad my skill is totally unworthy of this guitar :eek:
     
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    Do not tell me more :)
    I might just fly to wherever you are and loose my mind and drool all over it! OH LORD What a beauty!
     
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    wow, love this!
    have been without an lp for a while now and on the hunt, with nothing really exciting me... i am definitely going to research these some more.
    resale must be horrible, but mustn't consume myself with such thoughts- need to live!

     
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    I've gotten a chance to interview Nik at a show and have played several of his guitars, and there are none better, but it seems there are several right there with him.

    Of the builders/guitars mentioned in this thread, how in the world could you go wrong?
     
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    Here are my 2 Hubers.
    Insanely well built and they sound great!
    The first is a rare Bolt-On Dolphin II
    The second is a set neck Dolphin II with insane woods and Braz board.



     

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