Pre Owned 2011 Huss and Dalton TOM M Custom Red Spruce and Sinker Mahogany ID-8145
Pre Owned 2011 Huss and Dalton TOM M Custom Red Spruce and Sinker Mahogany
The standard Huss and Dalton OM is usually built with a Sitka Spruce top, but not on this custom beauty! This Huss and Dalton TOM-M has a airy, sweet, and lively tone that only Red Spruce and Sinker Mahogany bring to the table. Balance, crispness, and responsiveness are the selling points of this special wood combination; 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. The Red Spruce top is braced with hand split Adirondack Red Spruce, a stiffer bracing material that makes for a more responsive and lively top.
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.
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!"
This guitar is a dream when it comes to fingerstyle playing, offering great response and a wide open feel. Flatpickers will be delighted by the power and clarity this guitar is capable of as, this custom TOM-M holds up to a surprisingly heavy attack from a flatpick, making it an incredibly versatile guitar across the spectrum. Any studio microphone will sound incredible with this guitar in front of it... Sinker Mahogany, Red Spruce, and Huss & Dalton's masterful build style really come to life on this killer OM.
This Pre Owned 2011 Huss and Dalton TOM M Custom Red Spruce and Sinker Mahogany is in excellent + condition with only a few very minor scratches in the pickguard. It has minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Red 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 Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Tuners: Waverly 1129 Special Issue Vintage Oval Tuning Machines
Body Binding: Tortoise
Fretboard Binding: Ebony
Headstock Shape: Solid Square
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Huss and Dalton
Frets To Body: 14
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 1/2"
Body Length: 20"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Flat Top
Misc. 2: 3 7/8" Sound Hole