2013 Nik Huber Dolphin II Tigereye – Big Spec #2-1444

The Blue Book Says:

Instruments currently built in Rodgau, Germany. Distributed by Nik Huber Guitars of Rodgau, Germany, and they are available by a few select dealers in the USA. Nik Huber has been producing guitars since 1993.
Luthier Nik Huber started building guitars in 1993. Huber’s family has been woodworking for four generations. His dad built him an electric guitar at an early age, and he started playing in bands when he was 10. After he graduated from school, Huber went into cabinet making. He then attended a guitar-making school in Formentera, Spain. He started spending all of his time working on guitars, and shortly therafter opened a small guitar store where he also repaired and built guitars.
Nik Huber Guitars were only available in Europe at first, but they have been introduced into the U.S. recently. Huber builds all guitars one at a time, and he does not use machines such as CNCs. All tops are carved by hand. For more information or a list of U.S. dealers, contact Nik Huber Guitars directly or visit their website.

Nik Huber Says:

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I Say:

Possibly the “POSHest” guitar I’ve ever managed to get – it even came with a photo book and USB memory stick with pro photo’s on it.

The precise spec on this beauty is as follows:

II Tigereye Big Spec #2-1444
Tigereye finish
Exceptional Quilted Maple Top
Bursted Mahogany body and Neck
East Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
Dolphin Inlays
Gold Hardware
Headstock Veneer ( match body )
Curly Maple Pickup Rings and Toggle Cap
VIN +-3 Bridge pick up and VIN-N Neck pick up.
Huber hard case

Tried this out at Church this morning – wow – the chunky neck was a worrying point for me as I usually prefer slimmer styles – however this is just a nice handful – and pretty much all the way up the neck – and it gives the guitar a much more solid feel.

The neck pickup is so phat and bright at the same time – I actually used the tone knob!

The bridge pickup is bright and abrasive, and drives the preamp really well.

Combined the guitar sounds like it has a very light chorus on it, but the pickups are so well balanced you can hear the best qualities of both.  Each note is audible and the overall sound fails to descend into mush.

The comfort contours are a welcome addition and since most of my other guitars are Les Pauls or Telecasters, they are a new thing for me – and I like them.

Well pleased.