Limited to only 25 instruments, the Flying Dolphin represents Nik's finest work. Artistic Guitars took in 3 of these - this is the last one left and the best one.

The workmanship is exquisite and Flying Dolphin #12 is one of the most incredible instruments in the market. It is a double stained Atlantic Blue Dolphin II with an exceptional 1-piece quilted top . It has a magnificent flamed Mahogany body with exquisite maple topside body purfling.

The Flying Dolphin includes an 85 piece Handcut Multi-Inlay made of Abalone, Black Pearl, Mother of Pearl, and Sterling Silver on the top of the body. Body inlays are very unique, and very difficult to build. Flying #12 also has the Brazilian Rosewood package consisting of a solid 1-piece Brazilian Rosewood Neck, Fingerboard, and outstanding backside cover plate with Brazilian Rosewood tuning keys, control knobs with Brazilian and abalone inlays, pick-up rings, toggle tip, and select Maple truss cover.

The neck is superb. It has great feel with a thickness similar to a great Historic ‘59 R9. The 25.5" scale helps with sustain and playability. It has 2 Haussel Humbucking pick-ups, Nik's preferred pick-up choice. #12 has a stop tail. Additionally, Flying Dolphin #12 has gold hardware.

Drop-dead gorgeous looks and workmanship, outstanding tonewoods, exceptional playbility, and great sound. Simply awesome. Weighs 7 lbs 15 oz. More pics and information available at Go to and see our new Galleries, and inventory.

Year Condition Color Case
Call Brand New Atlantic Blue None


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