Huss and Dalton TD M Custom 20th Anniversary Thermo-Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Sinker Mahogany ID-9512
Huss and Dalton TDM Custom 20th Anniversary Thermo-Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Sinker Mahogany
This Huss and Dalton TDM 20th Anniversary Traditional Custom has a Thermo-cured Red Spruce top over a Sinker Mahogany back and sides.
The topwood on this guitar is Thermo-Cured Appalachian Red Spruce, one of the most aggressive and powerful woods available. Red Spruce 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.
Huss and Dalton's new Thermo-Cured Appalachian Red Spruce tops are treated with a unique curing process. The commercial version of this process, known as, “thermo curing”, “wood torrefaction” or “roasting”, was developed in Finland to enhance durability and appearance of other wood materials.
Torrefaction 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.
Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Thermo-Cured Appalachian Red Spruce
Back Wood: Sinker Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Bracing: Adirondack Bracing
Inlays: MOP 20th Anniversary at 12th / MOP Mountain Scene at 15th
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 7/32"
Bridge: Ebony Belly Thru-Saddle
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Waverly 4071-G Tuning Machines with Snakewood Buttons
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Inlay: MOP Huss and Dalton
Frets To Body: 14
Body Length: 20"
Case: Huss and Dalton Custom Hardshell Case
Misc. 1: 4" Sound Hole
Misc. 3: Catalyzed Urethane Finish
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