Huss and Dalton TDM Custom w/ Adirondack and Mahogany ID-12525

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Huss and Dalton TDM Custom Adirondack Spruce & Mahogany

The topwood on this Huss and Dalton TD M Custom is Adirondack Spruce, one of the most aggressive and powerful woods available.  Adirondack provides virtually unlimited headroom when played hard, perfect for heavy handed bluegrass players who are competing with louder string band instruments such as banjos and fiddles.

The Mahogany back and sides produces a tone that is clear and incredibly powerful.  The low end is spectacular.  The midrange, while maintaining stunning clarity and definition, is very smooth and pleasant, making for a very balanced D-18 style sound without the harsh upper mids and trebles that can sometimes jump out.

Huss and Dalton Guitars Traditional Flat Top vs Radiused Top

If you have spent any time studying their website or model designations, you’ve probably noticed the distinctive title “Traditional Models” available from Huss & Dalton.  This special designation is currently reserved for just four guitars, two each Dreadnoughts and Orchestra Models, separate from the many other fine instruments offered in their catalog.

We answer a number of inquiries as to the reason for these two design differences, and how they might equate to players’ needs.  Relax – these two seemingly opposing designs have been around for years.  Here’s how it works…

Most all modern acoustic guitar designs feature two standard components, the X bracing pattern, and a radiused top.  The “radiused top” refers to a large radius being cut or shaped into the top-facing side of the X brace itself.  All Huss & Dalton guitar sound boards begin life with a 25’ radius carved into the back side of the X brace (even their Traditional models).

Read more about how Huss and Dalton puts the "T" in their Traditional models

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