Huss and Dalton DM with Sitka Top and Mahogany Back and Sides ID-6810
Huss and Dalton DM with Sitka Top and Mahogany Back and Sides
The Huss and Dalton DM is a classic dreadnought design with a boost to the midrange for a more balanced tonal quality. It pairs Mahogany back and sides with a Sitka Spruce top for a sound that is very crisp and defined with lots of definition. The Sitka Spruce is perfect for players with a lighter pick attack who also play fingerstyle. 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 players nose and if you are not careful, this can be very addictive and is known to cause sore fingers.
This DM sounds fantastic! 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 very round and the low end is very smooth and never boomy, 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. On this instrument the Adirondack Braces are connected with hot hide glue.
Hide Glue sets up very hard, like glass, allowing more energy transfer through the bracing. Hot Hide Glue adds responsiveness across the spectrum. This type of glue was used on the early guitars we have all fallen in love with, but later phased out due to the time required to use it, not to mention the mess it makes. The sonic benefits can't be ignored, adding not only responsiveness, but a new level of detail and clarity.
- Serial: 3718
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 23/32"
- Scale: 25.4"
- Bracing: Hide Glue Top Bracing
- Inlays: Long Pattern Dots
- Rosette: DM Style
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone Thru-Saddle
- Saddle Spacing: 2 7/32"
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
- Tuners: Gold H&D / Gold
- Purfling: B/W/B
- Body Binding: Maple
- Fretboard Binding: Ebony
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: MOP Huss and Dalton Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Body Depth: 4 7/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 15 1/2"
- Case: Hardshell Case Included