Huss and Dalton T 0014 Thermo Cured Adirondack and Sinker Mahogany ID-8953
Huss and Dalton T 0014 Thermo Cured Adirondack and Sinker Mahogany
Custom appointments on this fantastic Huss and Dalton T 0014 guitar include a stunning Black top finish, Black burst over a Walnut stain on the back and sides, Ivoroid body binding and TOM-R style Rosette.
What makes Huss and Dalton guitars unique? All Huss & Dalton tops are braced with Red Spruce. The supply they are still using, from 2004, was harvested, due to surrounding disease, from the beautiful hills of Mt. Rogers located in Southwest Virginia. Mt. Rogers is the highest point in the state of Virgina with a summit elevation of 5,729 feet.
Picea rubens (red spruce) is a species of spruce native to eastern North America, ranging from eastern Quebec to Nova Scotia, and from New England south in the Adirondack Mountains and Appalachians to western North Carolina.
This instrument was built using old growth "sinker mahogany," back and sides and a Thermo Cured Adirondack Top. A powerful combination that will provide you with a small guitar with amazing tonal ranges.
The Sinker Mahogany back and sides produces a tone that is clear and incredibly powerful. The low end is spectacular and much more prominent than many standard mahogany guitars. The midrange, while maintaining stunning clarity and definition, is very smooth and pleasant, making for a very balanced D-18 style sound without the harsh upper mids and trebles that can sometimes jump out.
"If you like wood with a story, then it doesn't get any better than this material. This is material from the bottom of Belizean rivers. Belize used to be a British colony. The British exported a lot of Mahogany from Belize throughout history and during the 19th century they used the rivers of Belize as their main source of transportation. Occasionally the denser Mahogany logs would sink! These logs for over 100 years had been lost and forgotten, until now!"
The topwood on this guitar is "Thermo Cured" Adirondack Spruce, one of the most aggressive and powerful woods available. Adirondack provides virtually unlimited headroom when played hard, perfect for heavy handed bluegrass players who are competing with louder string band instruments such as banjos and fiddles.
Thermo-Curring is a thermochemical treatment of biomass at 200 to 320 °C. It is carried out under atmospheric pressure and in the absence of oxygen, i.e. with no air. During the torrefaction process, the water contained in the biomass as well as superfluous volatiles are released, and the biopolymers (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin) partly decompose, giving off various types of volatiles. The final product is the remaining solid, dry, blackened material which is referred to as “torrefied biomass” or “bio-coal”.
During the process, the biomass typically loses 20% of its mass (dry bone basis) and 10% of its heating value, with no appreciable change in volume. This energy (the volatiles) can be used as a heating fuel for the torrefaction process. After the biomass is torrefied it can be densified, usually into briquettes or pellets using conventional densification equipment, to increase its mass and energy density and to improve its hydrophobic properties. The final product may repel water and thus can be stored in moist air or rain without appreciable change in moisture content or heating value, unlike the original biomass from which it is made.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Sinker Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Bracing: Adirondack Bracing
Inlays: Long Pattern Dots
Rosette: TOM-R Style
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 7/32"
Bridge: Ebony Belly w/Drop In Saddle
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Tuners: Nickel Waverly Oval
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Ebony
Pickguard: Loose in Case
Headstock Shape: Solid Style
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Huss and Dalton
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Low Profile
Lower Bout Width: 14 5/16"
Body Length: 18 7/8"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Black Top
Misc. 2: Black Two Color Sunburst on Back and Sides
Misc. 3: Catalyzed Urethane Finish