Pre-Owned Huss and Dalton TOM R Bearclaw Italian Alpine Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6583
Pre-Owned Huss and Dalton TOM R Bearclaw Italian Alpine Spruce and Indian Rosewood
Huss and Dalton Guitar Company, Inc., began in late summer 1995 when Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton had the idea to build the guitar they wanted to play. While appreciating the traditional design, both had a vision of a guitar that paid homage to tradition while incorporating improvements in the structural design and cosmetics of the steel-string guitar. Jeff Huss moved from North Dakota to Virginia in 1984 to pursue an interest in bluegrass and traditional music. This interest led him to Stelling Banjo Works where, for nine years, he honed his craft of instrument building. Shortly after leaving Stelling, he began building guitars in his home shop. This Huss and Dalton TOM-R from Huss and Dalton has an airy, sweet, and lively tone that only Bearclaw Italian Alpine Spruce and Rosewood can bring to the table. 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.
Mark Dalton hails from South Central Virginia where his family has long enjoyed traditional music in the home and community. He began playing guitar at age 13 and banjo by 18. It was at a jam session in the early ‘90’s that he first met Jeff Huss. Mark became employed by Stelling in 1994 and began his career in instrument building. On a visit to Jeff’s shop in the summer of 1995, the two began formulating ideas that led to the creation of Huss and Dalton Guitar Company, Inc.
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 Italian Spruce top is braced with hand split Adirondack Red Spruce, as are all of Huss and Dalton's guitars, which is a stiffer bracing material that makes for a more responsive and lively top due to a more efficient transfer of energy.
This Huss and Dalton TOM R is in excellent + condition with no scratches, dents or fretwear. It appears to have spent most of its time in the case and includes the original hardshell case.
- Serial: 3160
- Top Wood: Bearclaw Italian Spruce
- Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Scale: 25.4"
- Bracing: Adirondack Spruce
- Inlays: Diamonds & Squares
- Rosette: Crosscut Grained Ivoroid and Wood Strip
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Ebony Vintage Belly w/ Drop-in Saddle
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Body Binding: Ivoroid
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Backstrip: Herringbone
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: Huss and Dalton
- Body Depth: 4 1/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 15 1/8"
- Body Length: 19 1/4"
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included