Huss and Dalton DS Thermo-cured Red Spruce and Caracolillo Sinker Mahogany ID-9528
Huss and Dalton DS Thermo-cured Red Spruce and Caracolillo Sinker Mahogany
This slope shouldered Huss and Dalton DS 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 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.
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Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: Thermo-cured Red Spruce
Back Wood: Caracolillo Sinker Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Bracing: Hide Glue Adirondack
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Maple
Fretboard Binding: Rosewood
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Huss and Dalton
Frets To Body: 14
Case: Custom Huss and Dalton Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Radius Top