Huss and Dalton DS Custom Red Spruce and Sinker Mahogany with Sunburst ID-7565
Huss and Dalton DS Custom Red Spruce and Sinker Mahogany with Sunburst
This slope shouldered Huss and Dalton DS 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.
It's built standard with a beautiful vintage sunburst, maple bindings, and 42 style snowflake fingerboard inlays. Custom appointments include an Red Spruce top, Sinker Mahogany back and sides, custom Indian Rosewood bridge and fretboard, 24.9" scale length and an Indian Rosewood bound fretboard.
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 4 3/8" 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 custom Red Spruce top brings the guitar balance and warmth, and when coupled with Sinker Mahogany brings the guitar strong fundamentals, a lightning quick response, crisp trebles, and virtually unlimited headroom. Red Spruce was the legendary topwood used on most pre-war American-made guitars. Red Spruce has a high stiffness across and along the grain, making it one of the go-to topwoods for flatpickers.
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. Lending clarity and punch to the guitar is Huss and Dalton’s exclusive hand split Adirondack bracing, which helps to add stiffness to the small top, however, never at the sacrifice of the responsiveness.
Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Red Spruce
Back Wood: Sinker Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Bracing: Hide Glue Top Bracing
Inlays: Small Dots
Rosette: DS Style
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge: East Indian Rosewood
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: East Indian Rosewood
Fretboard Binding: East Indian Rosewood
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Huss and Dalton
Frets To Body: 14
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 3/4"
Body Length: 20"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Radius Top