Nik Huber Redwood Model Arrives
While you always prepare yourself to open the case on a new guitar when it arrives, and have a pretty good idea in your head of what to expect once you have the guitar in your arms, there are those rare times when a guitar completely stops you in your tracks. This happened to me this week, when we took delivery of our first Redwood model from iconic German luthier Nik Huber.
We'd received Nik's Rietbergen and Dolphin II models previously, which were absolutely stunning and every bit what I had expected them to be, but opening the case on this new Redwood model was quite something else.
Firstly, the guitar is light. Incredibly light! A quick inspection of the guitar sees that the Mahogany body is indeed semi-hollow, and is topped by the most outrageous piece of Redwood I've seen in quite some time. You could read its intricate quilted lines for eternity and never get tired. The top is solid, therefore although the body is semi-hollow, it is fully enclosed.
The guitar's Mahogany neck and Ebony fretboard are an utter joy to play. Wonderfully comfortable in the fretting hand and the ingenious contoured heel carve makes playing on the upper frets every bit as comfortable as in position one.
Plugging this guitar in is where my breath was really taken away. I'm a big fan of Haussel pickups, which can be found on other Huber models as well as on guitars from Juha Ruokangas, and the combination of the 'Vin' and 'Classic' humbucker pickups offers an incredibly versatile tonal springboard.
It's the combination of these humbuckers with the guitar's enclosed semi-hollow design that give it an unrivalled openness. Then you engage the push-pull coil taps and both humbuckers can be changed to single-coils for even more tonal euphoria.
To say that this guitar can do it all is not something I say very often, but I'm certain I can say it about this Redwood model. Its clean tones are rich with warmth and incredible clarity, while it can handle buckets of gain for rock and blues with ease. Engage the coil-tap and the bridge position is made for chicken pickin' country, while the neck position is a great inspiration for modern blues players.
Watch as Stuart Ryan takes the guitar for a spin in the following demo videos:
This guitar is available to purchase now for £6,995:
- Tiger Eye Burst Highgloss Finish
- Curly Redwood Top
- Mahogany Body (semi-hollow)
- Mahogany Neck
- Ebony Fingerboard
- Ebony Headstock Veneer
- Abalone Dot Inlays
- 25 1/2“ Scale length
- 2 Humbuckers
- 1 Master Volume control
- 1 Master Tone (Push/ Pull for Coil Tap) control
- 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Adjustable Stoptail Bridge (No Tremolo)
- Includes Hardcase
For more information on this or any of our other Nik Huber guitars, please get in touch by calling +44 (0) 207 835 5597 or by emailing us here.