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Huss & Dalton Crossroads 14 Sunburst, 2020

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The Huss & Dalton Crossroads 14 takes cues from the small body flat-top guitars used by many blues players from the 1920s to 1940s, but with more body depth to enhance bass response. This model is also available in a 12-fret version. The 14-fret version is really called the ‘Crossroads’,  with the 12-fret being the ‘Crossroads 12’,  but it’s easy to confuse the two.    These models feature Sitka Spruce tops paired with Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck.  The fingerboard and bridge are Indian Rosewood.  

The deeper body originated in the 1930s, and was found in guitars built by Gibson and Harmony, and endorsed by Roy Smeck. Roy Smeck was an extremely popular multi-instrumentalist who got his start in Vaudeville, playing banjo, guitar and ukulele.   Using the tag line ”Wizard of the Strings’, he was well known for performing various ‘tricks’ including two-handed tapping!   Mr. Smeck died in 1994.   

This Huss & Dalton Crossroads 14 model was built and originally sold during 2020, and is in very good, clean condition with almost no wear.   It sounds good as is, but it has not yet been fully played in –  it will continue to improve for quite some time. It has also had a K&K Pure Mini pickup set installed with an endpin jack but no onboard preamp or controls.   

The original TKL-built, Huss & Dalton branded arched top tweed hard shell case is included.

Here is the builder on the Huss & Dalton Crossroads:

“We think of the Huss & Dalton Crossroads guitar as a smaller DS Crossroads. The tonal balance is similar, and its volume doesn’t suffer much from being caged in a smaller body. You may find that the Crossroads makes a more convenient traveling companion than its DS Crossroads big brother. The dark sunburst and unpurfled cream binding present a no-frills look, perfect for the unpretentious player who prefers to let the music attract the attention. The Crossroads is also a shade deeper in the body than the 0, 00, and 000 series, creating a guitar with perhaps a bit bassier presence. Light gauge strings can bring out the best of the lightly braced top, though the Crossroads warranty allows for mediums. Standard woods are Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides.”

Huss & Dalton Crossroads 14 Specifications:

  • Build Style: Flat Top
  • Neck Binding: Unbound/Blind Slot
  • Rosette: Cream two-band
  • Pickguard: Fire Stripe
  • Fretboard Inlays: Pearl Dot
  • Body Binding: Cream
  • Top Purfling: None
  • Bridge Style: Straight
  • Tuners/Buttons: Gotoh 3-Platengerboard 
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4 inches
  • Body Depth: 4 5/16 inches
  • Scale: 24.75 inches
  • Soundhole: 4 inches
  • Body Width: 14 5/8 inches
  • Body Length: 19 1/4 inches
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16 inches

 

Price: $3,999.00 CAD
  • Model: Crossroads 14
  • Year: 2020
  • Finish Gloss Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 4571, built during 2020 in Staunton, Virginia.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 06/10/2021

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.74lbs 1.7kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 54.34mm 1.785in
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