Huss and Dalton TOM R Custom Bearclaw Italian Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood ID-7941
Huss and Dalton TOM R Custom Bearclaw Italian Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood
This custom TOM-R from Huss and Dalton combines select Bearclaw Italian Spruce top with gorgeous and rare Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Add in the 42 Style Abalone top purfling, Abalone rosette, spring vine fingerboard and peghead inlays and grained Ivoroid body, fretboard and peghead bindings and you have one of the most beautiful guitars to come into the shop.
The custom Italian Spruce top offers great tonal response with suburb balance. Even with a smaller OM body size the low end is rich and balanced to the clear, distinct, and resonant highs and mids. The tone of this OM is exquisitely balanced, with a rich, growling low end, well defined mid-range and crystal clear highs. It excels when played fingerstyle, loves to be strummed and flatpicked as well, withstanding moderately heavy playing with ease.
Brazilian Rosewood is an extremely rare tonewood with deep bass and brilliant trebles that was used on the famous vintage guitars we have all grown to love. An international trade embargo on Brazilian rosewood products guarantees that the relatively few sets remaining in this country will continue to spiral in price as the supply dwindles. Brazilian brings remarkable darkness, depth, and warmth; while exhibiting glorious overtones across the entire tonal spectrum.
As Brazilian Rosewood is in short supply and no one really knows how much will be available in the years to come, this is an instrument that is sure to climb in rarity and value.
Balanced, crisp tone, and responsiveness is the name of the game here; all with Huss & Dalton's trademark "bell-like ring" they have become known for. This guitar is especially suited for fingerstyle players or players with a lighter attack, though this guitar sounds great when moderately flatpicked as well. The even response and airy, shimmery qualities are characteristic of a Huss and Dalton TOM-R, and this one captures that to perfection.
Huss and Dalton applies the same building style to their OM as they do their standard dreadnoughts. The top is built with a 25' radius. A positive by-product of the radiused soundboard design, besides its load bearing properties, is a boost in the mid-range without overpowering the bass and trebles. This is design function is showcased in this guitar - boasting unsurpassed tonal balance.
The Bearclaw Italian Spruce is braced with hand split Adirondack Red Spruce, as are all of Huss and Dalton's guitars. Adirondack bracing is a stiffer bracing material and ensures a more responsive and lively top due to a more efficient transfer of energy.
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Select Bearclaw Italian Spruce
Back Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Bracing: Hand Split Adirondack
Inlays: Abalone Spring Vine
Rosette: 42 Style Abalone
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 7/32"
Bridge: Belly/Drop-in Saddle
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Open Gear Waverly/Nickel
Purfling: 42 Style Abalone
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Huss & Dalton Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Body Depth: 4 1/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 1/8"
Body Length: 19 1/4"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
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