Huss and Dalton TD-M Guitar with Red Spruce and Mahogany ID-9527
Huss and Dalton TD M
Huss and Dalton Custom TD-M Dreadnought with Adirondack Red Spruce and Mahogany ID-9527
The top wood on this guitar is Adirondack Red Spruce, arguably one of the most sought after woods for soundboards available. Adirondack provides virtually unlimited headroom when played aggressively, perfect for heavy handed bluegrass players who are competing with louder string band instruments such as banjos, fiddles, and mandolins. Simply put, it can cut through a mix better than any other species of spruce.
The Mahogany back and sides adds tonal clarity and projection. The low end is dry and woody. 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.
All Huss and Dalton guitars are braced exclusively with Adirondack Spruce, often considered an option with other builders. This wood is denser than the usual Sitka Spruce, offering a speedy transfer of energy across the top via the forward-shifted scalloped X brace, far more efficient for a quick response to string attack.
Each guitar is handcrafted in low production numbers at their shop in Staunton, Virginia.
Huss and Dalton Guitars Traditional Flat Top vs Radiused Top
If you have spent any time studying their website or model designations, you’ve probably noticed the distinctive title “Traditional Models” available from Huss & Dalton. This special designation is currently reserved for just four guitars, two each Dreadnoughts and Orchestra
Models, separate from the many other fine instruments offered in their catalog.
We answer a number of inquiries as to the reason for these two design differences, and how they might equate to players’ needs. Relax – these two seemingly opposing designs have been around for years. Here’s how it works…
Most all modern acoustic guitar designs feature two standard components, the X bracing pattern, and a radiused top. The “radiused top” refers to a large radius being cut or
shaped into the top-facing side of the X brace itself. All Huss & Dalton guitar sound boards begin life with a 25’ radius carved into the back side of the X brace (even their Traditional models). Read more about how Huss and Dalton puts the "T" in their Traditional models
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Adirondack Red Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Bracing: Adirondack Red Spruce Forward-Shifted Scalloped X Bracing
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Short Pattern Dots
Rosette: Traditional Wood Rosette B/W/B/W/B (Ebony & Ivoroid)
Neck Wood: One Piece Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard: Streaked Ebony
Nut Material: Custom Bone Cut-Through
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2-7/32"
Bridge Pins: Ebony with Mother of Pearl Dot Inlays
Tuners: Nickel Open Gear Waverly Tuners with Nickel Oval Buttons
Purfling: 5-Ply Black / White (Ebony & Maple) Top Purfle
Body Binding: Tortoise Celluloid
Fretboard Binding: Tortoise Celluloid
Headstock Binding: Tortoise Celluloid with White Purfle Line
Pickguard: Premium Tortis 28 Style Pick Guard
Headstock Overlay: Custom Tortoise Celluloid Peghead Veneer
Headstock Inlay: Mother of Pearl Huss & Dalton Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified Soft "V" Shape
Case: Custom Tweed Huss and Dalton Hardshell Case by TKL Included