2007 Huss and Dalton DM Custom Adirondack Top with Koa Bindings ID-5883
2007 Huss and Dalton DM Custom Adirondack Top with Koa Bindings
Huss and Dalton Guitar Company Inc., began in late summer 1995 when Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton had the idea to build the guitar they wanted to play. While appreciating the traditional design, both had a vision for a guitar that paid homage to tradition while incorporating improvements in the structural design and cosmetics of the steel-string guitar. The Huss and Dalton DM is a classic dreadnought design with a boost to the midrange for a more balanced tonal quality. This custom 2007 model pairs Mahogany back and sides with an Adirondack Spruce top for a sound that is very crisp and defined with lots of definition. The Adirondack top is perfect for players who are looking for punch, presence, clarity, and volume!
On all of Huss and Dalton’s standard series models they employ the use of a 25' radius built into the guitar top. This is achieved by building an arch into the braces and also preparing the sides in the same radius to accept the soundboard. A positive by-product of the radiused soundboard design, besides its load bearing properties, is a boost in the mid-range. This helps our guitars to have a more balanced tonal quality than traditional designs.
Additionally, something about the Huss and Dalton line makes the guitars smell especially aromatic. While playing this guitar the smell of the wood travels up to the player’s nose and if you are not careful, this can be very addictive and is known to cause sore fingers. Nothing smells better than a Huss and Dalton!
If the smell isn't enough, this custom DM sounds fantastic and looks gorgeous! It is built with custom Koa Bindings that set the beautiful mahogany back and sides nicely. It is a joy to play and is very balanced across the entire fretboard. Lead players will love the big midrange that this guitar exhibits making every note very clear and defined, cutting through even the most demanding rhythm sections. The sound is has a very defined low end, never boomy, and has a very smooth top end, balancing the tone quite nicely.
Huss and Dalton also utilizes Adirondack Spruce bracing standard on all of their guitars, which is an incredible feature, especially at this price point. Adirondack braces are thinner and lighter making the guitar much more resonant and open.
This 2007 Dm is exceptionally clean for its build year. There are some light scratches on the back of the instrument, akin to some minor belt rash. There is one small dent on the top near the body joint on the bass side. We have shown everything in the detail pictures. Original Hardshell case included.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1-23/32
Inlays: Long Pattern
Rosette: DM Style
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2-7/32"
Bridge: Ebony Belly
Tuners: Gold H&D Type
Body Binding: Koa Bindings
Body Depth: 4-7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15-1/2"
Body Length: 20"
Case: Original Hardshell Case
Misc. 1: Radius Top