Huss and Dalton DS-12 Adirondack Spruce and Sinker Mahogany Pre-Owned 2013 ID-11246
Huss and Dalton DS-12
This slope shouldered guitar is a powerhouse. Big in sound but not short on clarity this guitar is a nod to the traditional slope shoulder guitars of the 30's and 40's.
This is a beautiful guitar with a great voice and feel for flatpicking and strumming which is excellent for fingerstyle players. Like most round shouldered D's, this one has a little more midrange and pop because of the radiused top and the larger soundhole. This is an all around singer-songwriter type guitar and more than a few fingerstyle players, like these slope D's because of it's balance and bigger midrange voice.
The top wood on this guitar is Adirondack Red Spruce, arguably one of the most sought after woods for soundboards available. Adirondack provides virtually unlimited headroom when played aggressively, perfect for heavy handed bluegrass players who are competing with louder string band instruments such as banjos, fiddles, and mandolins. Simply put, it can cut through a mix better than any other species of spruce.
The Sinker Mahogany back and sides produce a tone that is clear and powerful. The low end is spectacular and much more prominent than many standard mahogany guitars of this size. The midrange, while maintaining stunning clarity and definition, is very smooth and pleasant, making for a very balanced sound without the harsh upper mids and trebles that can sometimes take place.
This DS is a Crossroads prototype of sorts. It features an Adirondack Spruce top, Sinker Mahogany back and sides, Cocobolo Fretboard and Bridge, Crossroads style Rosette, Crossroads style Peghead, Cream Binding, Dot inlay, and a Firestripe pickguard.
This instrument is in Excellent Condition with some light surface scratches on the top, back, and sides as well as a few light pick scratches on the pickguard.
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Sinker Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Bracing: X Braced
Inlays: MOP Dot
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Abalone Dot
Tuners: Nickel Waverly w/ Ivoroid Buttons
Body Binding: Cream
Pickguard: Firestripe Style
Headstock Shape: Square
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Mother of Pearl Huss and Dalton
Frets To Body: 12
Neck Profile: Soft V
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Case: Custom Tweed Huss and Dalton Hardshell Case
Misc. 1: Radius Top
Misc. 2: Sunburst Finish