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Nik Huber Guitars Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Elixir® Strings

Rodgau, Germany, May 6, 2009 — Nik Huber Guitars enters into its 10th-year anniversary with the introduction of its electric Orca guitar, which is outfitted with Elixir® Strings, pioneer of long life strings. Offered in a limited run of only 10 guitars, the new Orca, built with 50-year-old Brazilian rosewood, comes outfitted with NANOWEB® Coated Elixir Strings electric in light gauge.

“We've used Elixir Strings on all of our guitars right from the very beginning,” says Nik Huber of Nik Huber Guitars. “They always feel new and offer tremendous longevity, which is a great complement to our instruments. By building our instruments with Elixir Strings, we are able to give our customers a quality guitar that delivers an enjoyable playing experience.”

The new 10th anniversary Orca features a beautiful hand-cut "Orca Family" inlay made of onyx, silver, black pearl, and mother of pearl. For more information, visit

Nik Huber Guitars was founded by Nik Huber in 1997. Today a team of five highly skilled specialists build nearly 120 instruments a year, all of which are handcrafted. Since its first attendance at the Frankfurt MusikMesse in 1997, Nik Huber Guitars has gained a worldwide reputation as a premier manufacturer of high-class electric guitars. In 1999 the expanding company moved to a commercial park in its hometown, Rodgau, Germany and resides now in a fully equipped, state-of-the-art workshop.

About Elixir® Strings
Elixir Strings is the pioneer in coated string technology and is available in two string "flavors". Strings with ultra-thin NANOWEB® Coating provide the bright tone and punch of uncoated strings, yet keep their lively tone three to five times longer than ordinary strings. The thin coating is nearly undetectable, providing the feel of traditional strings. Elixir Strings with original POLYWEB® Coating also sound great three to five times longer than ordinary strings, have a balanced tone with smooth response, feel comfortably smooth and reduce finger squeak. Elixir Strings are available in a full range of gauges for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin.

Today, Elixir Strings are installed as original equipment by a growing list of discriminating electric guitar and bass manufacturers, including Ibanez, Tom Anderson Guitarworks, Brian Moore Guitars, Carvin, Melancon Guitars as well as premium acoustic guitar luthiers such as Taylor Guitars, Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Lakewood Guitars, CA Guitars, Carvin, and Goodall Guitars. Elixir Strings are endorsed by popular artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Train, Dave Mason, Michael W. Smith, Jim Messina, Christopher Cross, Bob Seger and Drowning Pool.

Elixir Strings are manufactured by W. L. Gore & Associates, the company widely known for such innovations as GORE-TEX® Fabrics.