Huss and Dalton TDR Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue ID-8883
Huss and Dalton TDR Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue ID-8883
Huss and Dalton TDR Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue ID-8883
Huss and Dalton TDR Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue ID-8883
Huss and Dalton TDR Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue ID-8883
Huss and Dalton TDR Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue ID-8883
Huss and Dalton TDR Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue ID-8883
Huss and Dalton TDR Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue ID-8883
Huss and Dalton TDR Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue ID-8883
Huss and Dalton TDR Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue ID-8883

Huss and Dalton TDR Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue ID-8883

Huss and Dalton TDR Custom Thermo Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood with Hot Hide Glue

The Huss and Dalton TDR has the understated look of a traditional rosewood guitar, but has a sound that is anything but understated. This particular Huss and Dalton TD-R, built using a Torrefied Red Spruce top, and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides is a great example of an amazing Dreadnought from the Virginian builders.

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.

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.

The Adirondack Braces are connected with hot hide glue. Hide Glue sets up very hard, like glass, allowing more energy transfer through the bracing. Hot Hide Glue adds responsiveness across the spectrum. This type of glue was used on the early guitars we have all fallen in love with, but later phased out due to the time required to use it, not to mention the mess it makes. The sonic benefits can't be ignored, adding not only responsiveness, but a new level of detail and clarity.

This already stunning guitar is appointed with an Ivoroid bound fingerboard, Brazilian rosewood headstock veneer, Waverly 1129 special issue vintage oval tuning machines and MOP slotted diamond fingerboard inlay.

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Huss and Dalton TDR

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 4217

Top Wood: Thermo-Cured Appalachian Red Spruce

Back Wood: Brazilian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Scale: 25.4"

Bracing: Adirondack with Hide Glue Top Bracing

Inlays: MOP slotted diamonds

Rosette: TR Style

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 2 7/32"

Bridge: Ebony Belly Thru-Saddle

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Waverly 1129 Special Issue Vintage Oval Tuning Machines

Purfling: Herringbone

Body Binding: Tortoise-style binding

Fretboard Binding: Ebony

Pickguard: Tortoise

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: MOP Huss and Dalton

Frets To Body: 14

Body Depth: 4 7/8"

Body Length: 20"

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: 4" Sound Hole

Misc. 2: Flat Top Build Style

Misc. 4: Ivoroid bound fingerboard

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