(NEW) Since the advent of torrefaction in the acoustic guitar industry, the great builders are getting amazing results and convincing played-in sound from their vintage-style instruments. Huss & Dalton produce a lot of instruments with cooked or “thermo-cured” tops, and they will attest to its tonal benefits. Torrefied guitars are generally quicker to respond, a little louder and “older” sounding than their non-cooked counterparts. What better model to employ the process on than a mahogany dread?
This is an exemplary flatpicking guitar, loud loud LOUD. You will not go unheard at the jam with your thermo-cured TD-M! The box is suitably lightweight and it really does remind us of a nice old D-18 style instrument (though somewhat shinier).
The golden color of the Adirondack top is a byproduct of the torrefaction process, and no vintage toner is added. Cosmetically the guitar says “classic” with tortoise binding, traditional three-ring rosette, and dot inlay on the fingerboard.
The nut width on this one is 1 23/32″ and the string spacing at the saddle 2 3/16″. Bone nut and saddle, nickel Waverly tuners and truss rod access at the peghead.
Comes with original “tweed” TKL hardshell case.
List Price: $5,185… AMW Price: $4,665