(Below) Nick Page Guitars Strich-II
Berlin-based Nick Page had some of the most stylish guitars
on the Musikmesse floor this year. Though some of his designs
pay subtle homage to classics from Supro, Zemaitis, and
Rickenbacker, they’re dressed up with custom hardware and
Page’s unique slotted headstock. The Strich-II shown here has a
fiberglass body, vintage 1960s Filter’Tron pickups, a 3-way selector, Volume and Tone knobs, a Bigsby-style vibrato, and a maple
neck with a rosewood fretboard and Dunlop 6105 fretwire.
(Above) PRS Bernie Marsden SE
Hardworking former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden has been
honored with a signature PRS this year. This SE has a 24 1/2" scale,
PRS SE 245 humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions, and a Wide
(Left) Nik Huber Krautster II
When we visited Nik Huber at his workshop in Rodgau,
Germany, after Musikmesse (keep an eye out for the forthcoming video tour on premierguitar.com), he told us the back-to-basics Krautser models (the one-pickup Krautster I and two-pickup Krautster II) have become his most successful designs.
So it only made sense that he update the line a bit. Both
versions are now available with an optional veneer of thin, oxidized silver (left and middle).