Huss and Dalton Road Edition - Ready for the road! ID-6330
Huss and Dalton Road Edition - Ready for the road!
Established in 1995; Huss and Dalton began when Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton had the idea to build the guitar they wanted to play. While always appreciating the traditional design, both had a vision of a guitar that paid homage to tradition while incorporating improvements in the the structural design and cosmetics of the steel string guitar. With innovation in mind, as well as value, we are pleased to introduce the Road Edition from our friends at Huss & Dalton. These guitars will have the full-on H&D tone and volume in a more affordable package. The Huss and Dalton Road Edition is a limited edition production, this guitar is the last in the series of the Road Editions we have on order.
Featuring simplified appointments such as "T" style peghead with no volute with Indian Rosewood veneer, Indian Rosewood Bridge with Ebony pins, Drop-In Saddle, Kluson Style Gotoh Nickel Tuners, Black/White/Black top purfling, Black Body Binding, and a Tortoise pickguard. These appointments are be classic, simple, yet offer the same refined workmanship you would expect from Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton. The "Road Edition" is an excellent opportunity to get a hand-crafted guitar, built in Virginia - USA, at an excellent value.
The Road Edition features a Sitka Spruce top, Sitka has a lower stiffness-to-weight ratio than Adirondack Red Spruce . A positive side-effect of this more flexible soundboard is that it doesn't require as much strength (or string attack) to produce it's signature balanced sonic tone. A player with a lighter attack or even fingerstyle players will find Sitka Spruce much more suited to their playing style.
Huss and Dalton also utilizes Adirondack Spruce bracing as a standard construction method on all of their guitars, an excellent feature, especially at this price point. Adirondack braces are stiffer and lighter, providing more efficient transfer of energy across the top... Discerning players appreciate the quicker "snap" and power from this feature.
We have prepared this limited series Road Edition dreadnought for the summer festival season ahead... Complete with the LR Baggs new M-80 sound-hole pickup, nickel hardware matching strap button, and a high quality Franklin strap! Package priced at a value that simply cannot be beat, this Sitka topped Indian Rosewood powerhouse dreadnought will get you seen and heard in all the right circles.
The L.R. Baggs M80 Pickup: The soul of your guitar is in the body - from the tone woods that it's made of to the fine details in the way it was put together. A typical magnetic pickup hears only dry strings. Our patented and iconic M1 was the first magnetic soundhole pickup to capture the upper frequency resonances of the guitar's body for a more natural sound. The M80 pushes this idea to the limits by sensing the entire frequency range of the top, back, side and neck resonances in all three dimensions. Tap on the body and you'll swear that there's a full range mic inside of the guitar - but it's all coming from the M80. This all-in-one pickup installs in minutes and faithfully captures more of your guitar's acoustic soul than any single pickup ever created. Amplify more of the guitar you paid for.
Guitar Strap: Franklin Straps – Original Series – 2.5" Natural Leather with Contrast Stitching - Chocolate w/Gold Stitching
The Franklin Straps Original Series offer supple glove leathers and soft garment suedes, double-ply end tabs, outlined with careful stitching in contrasting colors for a refined, and tailored look. Models with floral tooled leather end tabs have an elegant Old World appeal.
Adjusts from 46" to 56".
- List Price for the Huss and Dalton Road Edition = $2200.00
- List price for the L.R. Baggs M80 = $359.00
- List Price for the Franklin Strap = $50.99
- Total List Price = $2609.99
- Playing one of the finest dreadnoughts in your musical circle of influence... Priceless!
Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce (AA grade)
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood (AA grade) with Matte Finish Finish
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Bracing: Forward X
Inlays: Pearl Dot Fingerboard Inlay
Rosette: Black / White / Black Multi-Line Rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
Saddle Material: Drop-In Saddle
Bridge: Indian Rosewood (drop in saddle)
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: "Kluson" style Gotoh nickel tuners
Purfling: Black / White / Black top purfling
Body Binding: Cream
Fretboard Binding: None
Headstock Shape: "T" style peghead with no volute
Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood veneer
Headstock Inlay: Standard H&D peghead logo
Case: Black TKL no logo hard shell case
Misc. 1: Matte Finish
Misc. 2: Gloss finish top
Misc. 3: Forward X scalloped H&D standard bracing
Misc. 4: 3 7/8" Soundhole