Luthier

Nik Huber Guitars

Luthier
Nik Huber
Location
Germany
Founded
1996

Nik Huber, founder and owner of Nik Huber Guitars, carries on family tradition that has been running for more than 100 years. In 1896, a heritage of woodworking expertise was born to proud parent Nikolaus Huber in a small village in Southern Bavaria.

Today Nikolaus Huber IV carries that expertise forward in the form of exquisite guitars.

“Every day I feel honoured to be a part of other people’s music”

As a kid, Nik’s father built him a guitar, because he wasnʻt happy with the quality of the first one heʻd bought for him. After finishing school, Nik learned cabinet making, with the aim of becoming an architect and the cabinet making apprenticeship served as a good base for the studies of architecture. During this time, he found out about a guitar making school, Formentera Guitars in Spain, where Nik would study and eventually teach. The passion for guitar building was well and truly set in motion and in 1996, Nik started Nik Huber Guitars.

The Guitars

Take a look at all the models offered by Nik Huber Below...

Models

Redwood

Nik's Notes

Expect the lightweight champion of the world to be like this: A full-grown Huber, but lighter than anything you‘ve ever seen before. Tasteful the way it looks, elegant in the way it sounds, this Redwood redefines the relationship between weight and sound. Expect its pure tone to take over your world.

Standard specifications
Top
 Curly Redwood
Body
 Mahogany (Semihollow)
Neck Wood
 Mahogany, set neck
Fret Board
 Ebony
Scale Length
 Compound, 10“ – 14“ (255mm – 355mm)
Frets
 22 Medium Jumbo, extra hard (2,49mm wide – 1,19mm high), routed fretslots
Trussrod
 Double Action (Single Rod, compressed)
Shape
 Dolphin Std.
Width at Nut
 1,67“ (42,5mm)
Thickness
 0,88“ (22,5mm) at 1st Fret; 0,96“ (24,5mm) at 12th
Inlays
 Abalone Dots (7mm)
Headstock
 Ebony Veener
Headstock Inlay
 Dolphin (Black Pearl / Mother Of Pearl)
Nut
 Polished Bone
Bridge
 Nik Huber Adjustable Stoptail (Aluminium w/ Brass Studs), gold
Tuners
 Schaller M6 Mini w/ Ebony Buttons
Knobs
 Std.
Hardware Color
 Gold
Trussrod Cover
 Ebony
Neck Pickup
 Vin Humbucker w/ Gold Cover (Häussel)
Bridge Pickup
 Classic Humbucker w/ Gold Cover (Häussel)
Electronics
 1 Master Volume Control, 1 Master Tone Control (Push/Pull for Coil Tap), 3 Way Toggle Switch
Backplate
 Mahogany or Rosewood
Setup
 010 – 046
Colors
Tigereye, Ruby Red, Natural
Case
Hardcase

Dolphin II

Nik's Notes

Finally a guitar that embodies the best of all worlds: vintage and modern, handcrafted and high-tech, appropriate for any stage or showcase, and built with only carefully selected materials and close attention to the fine detail.

Standard specifications
Top
 Curly Maple
Body
 Mahogany
Neck Wood
 Mahogany, set neck
Fret Board
 East Indian Rosewood
Scale Length
 25,5“ (648mm)
Radius
 Compound, 10“ – 14“ (255mm – 355mm)
Frets
 22 Medium Jumbo, extra hard (2,49mm wide – 1,19mm high), routed fretslots
Trussrod
 Double Action (Single Rod, compressed)
Shape
 Dolphin Std.
Width at Nut
 1,67“ (42,5mm)
Thickness
 0,88“ (22,5mm) at 1st Fret; 0,96“ (24,5mm) at 12th
Inlays
 Abalone Dots (7mm)
Headstock
 Ebony  Veneer
Headstock Inlay
 Dolphin (Black Pearl / Mother Of Pearl)
Nut
 Polished Bone
Bridge
 Nik Huber Adjustable Stoptail (Aluminium w/ Brass Studs), nickel
Tuners
 Schaller M6 Mini w/ Brazilian Rosewood Buttons
Knobs
 Std.
Hardware Color
 Nickel
Trussrod Cover
 Ebony
Neck Pickup
 Vin Humbucker w/ Gold Cover (made by H. Häussel)
Bridge Pickup
 Classic Humbucker w/ Gold Cover (made by H. Häussel)
Electronics
 1 Master Volume Control, 1 Master Tone Control (Push/Pull for Coil Tap), 3 Way Toggle Switch
Backplate
 Mahogany or Rosewood
Setup
 010 – 046
Colors
Atlantic Blue, Hierbas Yellow, Tigereye, Charcoal, Ruby Red
Case
Hardcase

Surfmeister

Nik's Notes

It takes skill, boldness and agility to catch the wave of your dreams. It takes a real surf-‚master‘. Our Surfmeister guitar – built in the well-known and always dependable Nik Huber quality – comes equipped with a huge California heart. Its tone is courtesy of Tronebucker pickups, as tempting and clear as the Pacific on a bright summer morning. With an optional Bigsby, your sound takes an additional shimmer like a spindrift on cresting waves. Be ready, before the next big one surges over on the horizon!

Standard specifications
Top
 Mahogany (Semihollow)
Body
 Maple
Neck Wood
 Mahogany, set neck
Fret Board
 East Indian Rosewood
Scale Length
 25,5“ (648mm)
Radius
 Compound, 10“ – 14“ (255mm – 355mm)
Frets
 22 Medium Jumbo, extra hard (2,49mm wide – 1,19mm high), routed fretslots
Trussrod
 Double Action (Single Rod, compressed)
Shape
 Dolphin Std.
Width at Nut
 1,67“ (42,5mm)
Thickness
 0,92’’ (23,4mm) at 1st Fret, 1,00’’ (25,5mm) at 12th Fret
Inlays
 Silver Rings (Sterling Silver)
Headstock
 Ebony Veneer
Nut
 Polished Bone
Finish
 Semigloss
Bridge
 Nik Huber Adjustable Stoptail (Aluminium w/ Brass Studs), aged
Tuners
 Schaller Grandtune ‘Nik Huber‘ – Kluson Style
Knobs
 Std.
Hardware Color
 Nickel – aged
Trussrod Cover
 Ebony
Neck Pickup
 Custom Tronebucker w/aged Nickel Cover (Häussel)
Bridge Pickup
 Custom Tronebucker w/aged Nickel Cover (Häussel)
Electronics
 1 Master Volume Control, 1 Master Tone Control (Push/Pull for Coil Tap), 3 Way Toggle Switch
Backplate
 Std.
Setup
 010 – 046
Colors
Red Orange, Onyx Black, Gold Top, Copper Top, Vintage White
Case
Hardcase

Twangmeister

Nik's Notes

You know the drill: T stands for tone, T stands for twang. Now T also stands for Nik’s twist on one of the last century’s most ground breaking guitar designs.

Standard specifications
Body
Swamp Ash or Alder, carved
Neck Wood
 Maple, bolt on
Fret Board
 Maple or East Indian Rosewood
Scale Length
 25,5“ (648mm)
Radius
 Compound 10“ – 14“ (254mm – 356mm)
Frets
 22, extra hard (6105-style, 2,3mm wide – 1,4mm high), routed fretslots
Trussrod
 Double Action (Single Rod, compressed)
Shape
 Std. V
Width at Nut
 1,66“ (42,5mm)
Thickness
 0,91“ (23mm) at 1st Fret, 0,98“ (25mm) at 12th Fret
Inlays
 Abalone Dots (7mm)
Nut
 Polished Bone
Finish
 Semigloss
Bridge
 Nik Huber T-Style (Steel Plate w/ compensated Brass Saddles)
Tuners
 Schaller M6 Mini
Knobs
 Std.
Hardware Color
 Nickel
Trussrod Cover
 Maple
Neck Pickup
 T90 Soapbar (Häussel), black or creme cover
Bridge Pickup
 A5 Singlecoil (made by H. Häussel)
Electronics
 1 Master Volume, 1 Master Tone, 3 Way Blade-Switch
Setup
 010 – 046
Colors
Blonde, Trans White, 2-Tone Burst, 3-Tone Burst, Onyx Black
Case
Hardcase

Rietbergen

Nik's Notes

A big heart, a huge soul and humble styling make the Rietbergen an extra special addition to the Nik Huber Guitars portfolio. This full-size semi-acoustic beauty features a classic body mass index and a tone that will revive any setup with a fresh wind.
Simply put, this guitar is serious stuff, no more and – definitely – no less.

Standard specifications
Top
 Curly Maple
Body
 Mahogany (Semihollow)
Neck Wood
 Mahogany
Fret Board
 Ebony
Scale Length
 25,5“ (648mm)
Radius
 Compound, 10“ – 14“ (255mm – 355mm)
Frets
 22 Medium Jumbo, extra hard (2,49mm wide – 1,19mm high), routed fretslots
Trussrod
 Double Action (Single Rod, compressed)
Shape
 Rietbergen Std.
Width at Nut
 1,712“ (43,5mm)
Thickness
 0,88“ (22,5mm) at 1st Fret; 0,96“ (24,5mm) at 12th
Inlays
 Abalone Dots (7mm)
Headstock
 Ebony
Headstock Inlay
 Dolphin (Black Pearl / Mother Of Pearl)
Nut
 Polished Bone
Bridge
 ABM AVR-2 & Aluminium Tailpiece, golden
Tuners
 Schaller M6 Mini w/ Ebony Buttons
Knobs
 Std.
Hardware Color
 Gold
Trussrod Cover
 Ebony
Neck Pickup
 Vin Humbucker w/ Gold Cover (Häussel)
Bridge Pickup
 1959 Humbucker w/ Gold Cover (Häussel)
Electronics
 1 Master Volume Control, 1 Master Tone Control (Push/Pull for Coil Tap), 3 Way Toggle Switch
Setup
 011 – 049
Colors
Old Natural, Double Stain Sunburst
Case
Hardcase

Orca ’59

Nik's notes

The Orca ´59 looks, plays, feels and sounds like one of those legendary instruments of the 50’s. But unlike most of it‘s predecessors, its magic and authenticity unfold from day one. Both body and soul have been revived by the experience and knowledge of our proud craftsmen, who‘ve raised the bar with respect to how a classic guitar should sound and look. You won’t have to wait fifty years for this one to become a legend!

Standard specifications
Top
 Curly Maple
Body
 Mahogany
Neck Wood
 Mahogany, set neck
Fret Board
 Brazilian Rosewood, Maple Fingerboard Binding
Scale Length
 25“ (635mm)
Radius
 Compound, 10“ – 14“ (255mm – 355mm)
Frets
 22 Medium Jumbo, extra hard (2,49mm wide – 1,19mm high), routed fretslots
Trussrod
 Double Action (Single Rod, compressed)
Shape
 Orca Std.
Width at Nut
 1,67“ (42,5mm)
Thickness
 0,92“ (23,4mm) at 1st Fret, 1,00“ (25,5mm) at 12th Fret
Inlays
 Crown Inlays (Mother Of Pearl)
Headstock
 Ebony Veneer
Nut
 Polished Bone
Bridge
 ABM AVR-2 & Aluminium Tailpiece, Nickel age
Tuners
 Schaller Grandtune ‘Nik Huber‘ – Kluson Style
Knobs
 Std.
Hardware Color
 Nickel – aged
Trussrod Cover
 Ebony
Neck Pickup
 1959 Humbucker w/aged Nickel Cover (Häussel)
Bridge Pickup
 1959 Humbucker w/aged Nickel Cover (Häussel)
Electronics
 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls, 3 Way Toggle Switch
Backplate
 Ebony
Setup
 010 – 046
Colors
Faded Sunburst, Tobacco Sunburst, Gold Top nitro – semigloss
Case
Hardcase

Orca

Nik's Notes

A legend in and of itself, the Orca looks familiar to guitar players around the world by virtue of its shape. Paying tribute to the first solid body of this kind, the Orca brings a new twist to the traditional form with a slightly thinner body and a longer scale.
The classic combination of tonewoods and traditional method of construction make this guitar spring to life out of the fascinating merger between vintage values and modern-day quality.

Standard specifications
Top
 Curly Maple
Body
 Mahogany
Neck Wood
 Mahogany, set neck
Fret Board
 East Indian Rosewood
Scale Length
 25“ (635mm)
Radius
 Compound, 10“ – 14“ (255mm – 355mm)
Frets
 22 Medium Jumbo, extra hard (2,49mm wide – 1,19mm high), routed fretslots
Trussrod
 Double Action (Single Rod, compressed)
Shape
 Orca Std.
Width at Nut
 1,67“ (42,5mm)
Thickness
 0,92“ (23,4mm) at 1st Fret, 1,00“ (25,5mm) at 12th Fret
Inlays
 Abalone Dots (7mm)
Headstock
 Ebony Veneer
Headstock Inlay
 Orca Logo (Black Pearl & Mother Of Pearl)
Nut
 Polished Bone
Bridge
 ABM AVR-2 & Aluminium Tailpiece, Nickel
Tuners
 Schaller Grandtune ‘Nik Huber‘ – Kluson Style
Knobs
 Std.
Hardware Color
 Nickel
Trussrod Cover
 Ebony
Neck Pickup
 1959 Humbucker w/aged Nickel Cover (Häussel)
Bridge Pickup
 1959 Humbucker w/aged Nickel Cover (Häussel)
Electronics
 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls (Neck Tone with Push/Pull for Coil Tap), 3 Way Toggle Switch
Backplate
 Mahogany or Ebony
Setup
 010 – 046
Colors
Faded Sunburst, Tobacco Sunburst, Atlantic Blue, Charcoal Burst, Gold Top
Case
Hardcase

Krautster II

Nik's Notes

The Krautster totally nails the sound and sheer power of raw music. Its design and craftmanship, meanwhile, demonstrate massive scope and breath-taking ambition. Disguised as a plain, down-to-earth guitar, the Krautster comes proudly stripped of almost everything but the very essence of Rock! The P90 neck pickup delivers a touch of flexibility and a bluesy voice that‘s all your own.

Standard specifications
Body
 Curly Maple, set neck
Fret Board
 East Indian Rosewood
Scale Length
 25“ (635mm)
Radius
 Compound, 10“ – 14“ (255mm – 355mm)
Frets
 22 Medium Jumbo, extra hard (2,49mm wide – 1,19mm high), routed fretslots
Trussrod
 Double Action (Single Rod, compressed)
Shape
 Std.
Width at Nut
 1,67“ (42,5mm)
Inlays
 Bone Dots (7mm)
Thickness
 0,88“ (22,5mm) at 1st Fret; 0,96“ (24,5mm) at 12th
Headstock
 Black Veneer
Nut
 Bone
Finish
 Satin
Bridge
 Nik Huber Adjustable Stoptail (Aluminium w/ Brass Studs), aged
Tuners
 Schaller Grandtune ‘Nik Huber‘ – Kluson Style
Knobs
 Std.
Hardware Color
 Nickel – aged
Trussrod Cover
 Std.
Neck Pickup
 Custom P90 w/ brushed Cover (made by H. Häussel)
Bridge Pickup
 Custom Humbucker w/ aged Nickel Cover (made by H. Häussel)
Electronics
 1 Master Volume Control, 1 Master Tone Control (Push/Pull for Coil Tap), 3 Way Toggle Switch
Backplate
 Std.
Setup
 010 – 046
Colors
Onyx Black, Gold Top, Copper Top, Vintage White
Case
Hardcase

Blue Whale

Limited Charity Edition Guitar

Nik's Notes

It‘s all about the Blue Whale!
And therefore no coincidence that this extraordinary guitar shares its name with the giant of the oceans. In cooperation with whale researcher Richard Sears, Nik Huber Guitars offers this stunning piece of guitar art in a 25 pieces limited edition. The profit from this special edition Blue Whale will support Sears’s Mingan Island Cetacean Study’s research (MICS) devoted to the conservation of this most impressive but endangered whale species.

Standard specifications
Top
 Mastergrade Onepiece Quilted Maple
Body
 Wood Figured/ Curly Mahogany
Neck Wood
 Brazilian Rosewood – 50 years old! (2 piece w/ maple middle laminate)
Fret Board
 Brazilian Rosewood
Scale Length
 25,5“ (648mm)
Radius
 Compound, 10“ – 14“ (255mm – 355mm)
Frets
 22 Medium Jumbo, extra hard (2,49mm wide – 1,19mm high), routed fretslots
Trussrod
 Double Action (Single Rod, compressed)
Shape
 Dolphin Std.
Width at Nut
 1,67“ (42,5mm)
Thickness
 0,88“ (22,5mm) at 1st Fret; 0,96“ (24,5mm) at 12th
Inlays
 Fretboard Inlay (2 Blue Whales) made of 185 pieces!
Headstock
 Quilted Maple Veneer
Nut
 Polished Bone
Bridge
 Nik Huber Adjustable Stoptail (Aluminium w/ Brass Studs), brushed
Tuners
 Schaller M6 Mini w/ Brazilian Rosewood Buttons
Knobs
 Brazilian Rosewood Control Knobs & Toggle Tip
Hardware Color
 Nickel – brushed
Trussrod Cover
 Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Pickup
Neck Pickup
Vin Humbucker w/ Nickel Cover ( Häussel)
Vin Humbucker w/ Nickel Cover ( Häussel)
Bridge Pickup
 1959+ Humbucker w/ Nickel Cover (Häussel)
Electronics
 1 Master Volume Control, 1 Master Tone Control (Push/Pull for Coil Tap), 3 Way Toggle Switch
Backplate
 Brazilian Rosewood
Setup
 010 – 046
Color
Atlantic Blue
Case
G&G Custom Hardcase

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