Huss and Dalton TOM-R Guitar Italian and Brazilian ID-9548
Huss and Dalton TOM R
Huss and Dalton TOM R Custom Italian Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood
Celebrating 20 years of passion and skill, Jeff Huss & Mark Dalton put their many years of experience into the creation of this commemorative heirloom guitar. Here are some highlights that will electrify the most discerning collector:
Italian Spruce Top
Grown over many years in higher elevations of the south faced Italian Alps, Italian Spruce is noted for its rich bass and thick, round trebles. Hand selected for this special commission, the soundboard is tight grained, with no run-out. Accompanied by their Adirondack Red Spruce braces, (hand carved tall and narrow), this top easily projects notes from a light string attack yet will stand up to the haviest flat picking.
Premium Brazilian Rosewood
Mark Dalton selected several sets to choose from, and having seen this set prior to the start of the build process, we chose it for the contrasting dark grain lines and sapwood (see photos). The color deepened beneath the high lustre, flawless finish.
Spring Vine Inlays
From the steady hands of Jeff Huss, this custom inlay features Abalone shell leaves and flowers, adorning a central vine carved from Mother of Pearl. Sublime and elegant, it is the perfect compliment to the 42 Style Abalone top purfling & matching rosette.
Traditional "Flat Top" Construction
The Huss and Dalton TOM-R is a traditionally constructed OM flattop (learn more here). This TOM-R has a Italian spruce top over a Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. 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. The even response and airy, shimmery qualities are characteristic of Huss and Dalton OMs, 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.
This guitar features an Italian Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. The Italian Spruce top brings the guitar balance and warmth, and when coupled with Brazilian Rosewood brings the guitar strong fundamentals, a lightning quick response, lush trebles, and virtually unlimited headroom.
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.
This Huss and Dalton OM features numerous custom appointments, including, Hot Hide Glue construction, Grained Ivoroid bound fretboard and peghead, and a 28 style TorTis pickguard. Signature tweed Huss & Dalton hard shell case included.
A personal message from Mark Dalton, "It is such a pleasure to work with these types of rare, top shelf materials coupled with the overall classic design of this beautiful OM. The hand cut inlay materials definitely create a unique heirloom instrument".
Better than a small batch Bourbon, this guitar celebrates the next 20 years!
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Italian Spruce
Back Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Bracing: Hide glue Adirondack Bracing
Inlays: Spring Vine
Rosette: 45 Style Abalone
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 7/32"
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Spring Vine
Case: Custom Huss and Dalton Hardshell Case Included