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Huss and Dalton DS-12 Crossroads Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought

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This new Huss and Dalton DS-12 Crossroads Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought, and it’s an outstanding guitar, showing all the power and richness of the dreadnought design.

The slope shoulder dreadnought design first appeared around 1916, built by C. F. Martin with a Ditson brand name, but effectively disappeared in the late 1920’s. Martin started producing square-shouldered dreadnoughts – the classic D series – and the slope shoulder re-appeared as a Gibson design, on models like the J-45.

The Huss and Dalton DS-12 Crossroad features a Sitka spruce top, mahogany for the back, sides and neck, with Indian rosewood for the fingerboard, bridge and headplate. The binding is creme plastic, and a traditional ‘firestripe’ type pickguard is installed. For hardware, vintage style strip tuners with creme plastic buttons, and bone for the nut and saddle are used. A very well done dark sunburst finish has been applied.

The 12-fret neck design moves the bridge closer to the center of the vibrating top. This increases the volume and the warmth of the guitar, bringing out the mids. As a dreadnought, it has plenty of lower and midrange power, balanced with a rich top end.

As with all Huss and Dalton instruments, this guitar is extremely well built.

Price: $5,108.00 USD
  • Model: DS-12 Crossroads
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Dark sunburst
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, shown is #4398, built during 2015
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 01/09/2015

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 632.46mm 24.9in
  • Nut Width: 43.65mm 1`7188in
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