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> I Traded In My Esp Eclipse Ii, Fender Telecaster And Takamine Acoustic, for one supreme instrument, and i mean supreme!
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post May 11 2009, 12:09 AM
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Yep!
I let my ESP Eclipse II, Fender Telecaster 60th Anniversary and Takamine TF250SMCSB go..
I never thought I'd ever let any one of these go to be honest smile.gif

But once every magical year, something extraordinary happens.
You decide to try out a guitar, and the moment you touch it you know..
You just know, that this is the one you've been waiting for your entire life smile.gif
Everything's right, it feels right, it sounds right, it sustains right, it looks right, it even smells right.

This is what happened to me.

To quote www.guitarplayer.com:
"...a supremely playable instrument that blends power, definition, warmth, and sustain"


*drumroll* I give you the.. *drumroll*

Nik Huber Redwood

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It looks a little bit darker in real life, the pictures were taken in the store,
so I find it even more beautiful in normal lighting smile.gif

I've never been one to think too highly of guitars priced this high.
I've tried a couple of Ken Lawrence Explorers which is in the same pricerange,
but they never tickled my pickle the way this did..
I just couldn't stop thinking about it once I tried it,
so saturday I went back to the store and made a deal with the owner biggrin.gif

I'll make you some samples and comparison samples between this and my Gibson.
I warn you though, the Redwood is on another level (sad, but true...) laugh.gif

You can read the www.guitarplayer.com review HERE!

Specifications:
* Mahogany chambered body
* Mahogany lid over electronics
* Top is Exceptional Curly Redwood in one piece
* Tigereye burst color
* 25 1/2" mahogany neck with Abalone dots
* Neck is also Toigereye burst
* Ebony fretboard
* Häussel Vintage humbuckers with split. Split is controlled by push/push on the toneknob
* 3-way switch, volum, tone
* Gold hardware
* Ebony pickup rings
* Huber wraparound bridge
* Schaller tuners with ebony wings
* SKB custom case

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First I'd like to compare this guitar with my Gibson.
My Gibson has Bareknuckle pickups and is a great guitar in my opinion..
Still... The Huber is in it's own class as you'll hear pretty soon smile.gif

For these two soundclips I just picked a preset on my Marshall JMP-1, a pretty bad one I'm afraid but that doesn't really matter. Both guitars are played thrugh the exact same settings at the exact same volume so you can hear the differences smile.gif

Gibson: Attached File  Gibson.mp3 ( 3.99MB ) Number of downloads: 265


Huber: Attached File  Huber.mp3 ( 3.99MB ) Number of downloads: 253



And here are a couple of other soundclips from the Huber. I haven't had the time to dial in my preamp with this guitar, but it sounds pretty good still, but I'll post some better ones at a later time! Here we go:

Slow Pop (With delay and a little reverb): Attached File  Huber_Slow_Pop.mp3 ( 2.44MB ) Number of downloads: 218


Rockaroll: Attached File  Huber_Rockaroll.mp3 ( 2.52MB ) Number of downloads: 202


Hard rock: Attached File  Huber_01.mp3 ( 6.02MB ) Number of downloads: 186


Hope you like some of it although it's not optimal, but I'll try Mic'ing up a tube amp in the near future to show it in all it's glory biggrin.gif

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post May 11 2009, 12:11 AM
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wow, what a beauty, hope this one treats u well smile.gif


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post May 11 2009, 12:12 AM
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You just couldn' resist, could you?

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post May 11 2009, 12:15 AM
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Update: added specifications.

Nope, I couldn't resist laugh.gif
Believe me, it's awesome..
Almost too good, hehe smile.gif
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post May 11 2009, 12:50 AM
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Dude...when I saw the pics I said right out loud - "WHOOOOOOOA!" ohmy.gif

My wife asked me what I was looking at and she took a look...her response was the same! KILLER guitar bro!!!


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post May 11 2009, 01:04 AM
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Very nice Paal. A friend of mine has a Redwood, played Gretsch guitars for as long as I can remember, he recently found a Huber Redwood here in the States.. Now he swears by it..


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post May 11 2009, 01:09 AM
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Beauty !! wacko.gif wink.gif


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post May 11 2009, 01:16 AM
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wow. that looks so amazing, now I want one! curse you haha


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post May 11 2009, 06:16 AM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ May 11 2009, 01:50 AM) *
Dude...when I saw the pics I said right out loud - "WHOOOOOOOA!" ohmy.gif

My wife asked me what I was looking at and she took a look...her response was the same! KILLER guitar bro!!!

That was my first response as well laugh.gif
Thanks mate, you and your wife have good taste in guitars biggrin.gif

QUOTE (skennington @ May 11 2009, 02:04 AM) *
Very nice Paal. A friend of mine has a Redwood, played Gretsch guitars for as long as I can remember, he recently found a Huber Redwood here in the States.. Now he swears by it..

Thanks smile.gif
I understand why he made the change, although Gretsch make some great guitars!
I't amazing, really smile.gif


QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ May 11 2009, 02:09 AM) *
Beauty !! wacko.gif wink.gif

It is, Thanks a lot smile.gif


QUOTE (g-forcelover @ May 11 2009, 02:16 AM) *
wow. that looks so amazing, now I want one! curse you haha

Haha, thanks! biggrin.gif
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post May 11 2009, 06:29 AM
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Man, this guitar looks awesome! I'm jealous smile.gif!


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post May 11 2009, 06:59 AM
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AudioPaal I`m glad you bought yourself all time dream guitar!! Be sure to enjoy, because people are not always happy with their achievements they eager for more, but this isn`t not the case I think wink.gif


btw - Is that a gold all over your guitar? laugh.gif
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post May 11 2009, 07:03 AM
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WoW Paal that looks the dogs privates!! lol awesome axe the


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QUOTE (Kuba Szafran @ May 11 2009, 07:29 AM) *
Man, this guitar looks awesome! I'm jealous smile.gif!

Thanks a lot smile.gif

QUOTE (AlexLion @ May 11 2009, 07:59 AM) *
AudioPaal I`m glad you bought yourself all time dream guitar!! Be sure to enjoy, because people are not always happy with their achievements they eager for more, but this isn`t not the case I think wink.gif


btw - Is that a gold all over your guitar? laugh.gif

Thanks mate smile.gif
Everybody eager for more sometimes, but not everyone needs it biggrin.gif
Sure, I want another Huber sometime but it'd be a totally different guitar like his Jr. model or something Custom ordered to my own specs..
But believe me, none of that is needed in while laugh.gif
I'm quite happy with the way things are right now biggrin.gif

Gold, gold, gold, muhahaha!!! ph34r.gif

QUOTE (Bondy @ May 11 2009, 08:03 AM) *
WoW Paal that looks the dogs privates!! lol awesome axe the

Thanks a lot biggrin.gif
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post May 11 2009, 08:20 AM
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This guitar looks truly amazing Paal, enjoy it! smile.gif


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phew.. that one looks *awesome*..

Congratz.. you must be a happy man right now.. smile.gif
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Absolutely stunning that mate, love the tele inspired shape, the hardware looks top drawer too.

youre giving me bad ideas paal......
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Wow, looks amazing, that redwood top is just unbelievable, congrats Paal smile.gif


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Awesome acquisition Paal!!!
I am jealous!!!!!
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Bah! ....... Thats all i have to say smile.gif



Okthen, maybe something more: Congrats! biggrin.gif

Hopefully i'll get the chance to try out the (h)Ûber guitar soon biggrin.gif


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Cool looking guitar. Certainly not my style of guitar but it sure is a beauty. Maybe I should trade in everything I own for a Parker Fly Koa which is a steal at £5000 tongue.gif biggrin.gif


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