Huss and Dalton TOM M Thermo Cured Adirondack Spruce Sinker Mahogany with Full Body Sunburst ID-8955
Huss and Dalton TOM M Thermo Cured Adirondack Spruce Sinker Mahogany with Full Body Sunburst
The Huss and Dalton TOM features the same flattop construction style as the TOM-R. It features traditional mahogany guitar appointments including tortoise style body bindings and simple dot fingerboard inlays.
This instrument was built using old growth "sinker mahogany," back and sides and a "Thermo-Cured" Adirondack Top. A favorite pairing here at Artisan!
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.
To have a OM size guitar that can produce a variety of tones that expand into ranges of a much larger guitar, this TOM-M Custom is a very versitile and beautiful playing instrument. The custom full body sunburst completes the package by adding visual appeal to a audibly amazing OM!
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Thermo Cured Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Sinker Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Bracing: Adirondack Braces
Inlays: Long Pattern Dots
Rosette: TM Style
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 7/32"
Bridge: Ebony Belly Drop In Saddle
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: 1129 Waverly oval tuners
Body Binding: Tortoise
Fretboard Binding: Ebony
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: MOP Huss and Dalton
Frets To Body: 14
Body Depth: 4 1/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 1/8"
Body Length: 19 1/4"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Sound Hole 3 7/8"
Misc. 2: Build Style: Flat Top
Misc. 3: Full Body Sunburst
Misc. 4: Catalyzed Urethane Finish
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