The boutique electric guitar of the year? By popular demand, Nik Huber unveils the Krautster III, a high-end single-cut dream machine

Nik Huber Krautster III
(Image credit: Nik Huber Guitars)

Nik Huber, one of the modern day doyens of high-end electric guitars, has unveiled the Krauster III, with the third-generation model assuming the shape and form of Huber’s Dolphin.

This, says Huber, was a natural evolution for the model. Players had already been putting in requests for a Dolphin/Krautster hybrid, with the German builder obliging and adapting the Krautster recipe – ie, mahogany body, curly maple neck, humbucker/P-90 pickup configuration – for the Dolphin’s neo T-style body shape.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.