2010 Huss and Dalton MJ Italian Spruce and Ziracote ID-6755
2010 Huss and Dalton MJ Italian Spruce and Ziracote
The Huss and Dalton MJ is a powerhouse of a guitar with a massive sound projecting from that Italian spruce top and Medium Jumbo body. You can go from subtle light strums represented with intimate and delicate accuracy, to a powerful and focused attack that never gets too muddy or unbalanced. Italian spruce tops consistently provide crystal clear trebles with spot on clarity.
All of the internal bracing is done with hand-split Appalachian red spruce and the braces are radiused to produce a natural curve in the top, reducing built-in stress and altering the tone, reducing bass muddiness and more focused mid-range, which can be a problem with some Jumbo bodied acoustics - though not this one.
The MJ is ideal for both fingerstyle and those looking for an instrument that frets effortlessly. Often times we come across guitars that almost look too gorgeous to play. But, when it comes to Zircote; you just won't be able to help yourself.
The scientific name for Ziracote is Cordia dodecandra. Ziracote comes from Central America and Mexico and is a truly unique-looking wood. Ziricote has very few imitators; perhaps only the occasional piece of figured Brazilian Rosewood exhibits the same spider-webbing grain figure.
Ziracote boasts a lot of presence with a broad dynamic range. It has a strong bass, lower mids, and incredible sustain. But, when coupled with an Italian Spruce top, there is a significant amount of sweet, bright tones. Each note carries with complexity and richness. Fingerstyle players will appreciate the ease of articulation across the entire fretboard.
In addition to it's amazing tone, this guitar features gorgeous custom appointments including an Abalone Rosette with Koa rings, Koa body, fretboard and peghead binding, gold Waverly tuners with Ebony buttons, stingray fingerboard inlays, ebony fretboard and belly bridge and ebony bridge pins.
This 2010 H&D MJ is in excellent condition with just a few, very light surface scratches to the back, sides and peghead which we were unable to capture in the detailed photos below. None of the scratches are through the finish. There is some minor fretwear on the 1st and 2nd strings of the 1st and 2nd frets which was also very difficult to photograph. Original Tweed Hardshell Case included.
Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Italian Spruce
Back Wood: Ziracote
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Rosette: Abalone Rosette with Koa Rings
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 7/32"
Bridge: Ebony Belly
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Abalone Dots
Tuners: Gold H&D with Ebony Buttons
Body Binding: Koa
Fretboard Binding: Koa
Headstock Binding: Koa
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Huss and Dalton
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Soft V
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 16"
Body Length: 20"
Case: Original Tweed Hardshell Case Included