Limited to only 25 instruments, the Flying Dolphin represents Nik's finest work. The workmaship 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 maple 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, 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. This is the only NEW Flying Dolphin available anywhere in the World.