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Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard Rosewood Sunburst


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Here we have a Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard in Rosewood, based on the classic Nick Lucas models made by Gibson from 1927 to 1938. The L-13 is part of the Huss & Dalton Crossroads line.

Featuring a Sitka Spruce top and here with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, the Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard is also available with Mahogany for the sides and back, while the L-13 Deluxe uses figured Maple and sunburst on the back as well as the top. For all models, the body blocks and neck are Mahogany, with Indian Rosewood for the bridge and bound fingerboard. The neck joins the body at the 13th fret, rather than the 12th or 14th; 14 fret necks only started to appear in the very late part of the 1920s as banjo players migrated to guitar.

From Huss & Dalton On The Crossroads Line:

“Our Crossroads models are some of our favorites. We have a great respect for the old blues music coming straight out of the Delta in the early 20th century. These guitars feature the look and sound of the great old instruments favored by the masters of the genre. We have lightened the bracing and further shortened the scale to produce the woody, thumpy tone that makes the great blues music come to life.”

From the Builder On The Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard and Deluxe Models:

“Our newest model in the Crossroads series is a nod to the iconic jazz guitarist from the late ’20’s. As the first jazz guitarist to record as a soloist, his popularity during his lifetime came from his reputation as a singer as well as with his signature song, “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” in 1929. The Deluxe version features a Sitka Spruce top paired with Maple back and sides with a gorgeous all-over sunburst. The Maple neck has a 1-3/4″ vintage taper with gloss finish sporting an Indian Rosewood fretboard with the popular ’27-style Lucas inlay. The peghead features the lovely fleur-de-lis inlay.

Also available as Crossroads L-13 Standard with a Sitka spruce top and either Indian Rosewood or Mahogany back and sides less the all-over sunburst.”

The Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard is sold with the original tweed Huss & Dalton case.

Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard Rosewood Sunburst Specs:


  • Build Style: Flat Top
  • Neck Binding: Cream
  • Rosette: Cream bound soundhole with b/w/b rosette
  • Pickguard: Fire Stripe
  • Fretboard Inlays: ’27-style
  • Body Binding: Cream
  • Top Purfling: None
  • Bridge Style: Straight
  • Tuners/Buttons: Gotoh TK-0700 3-on-a-plate

  • Nut Width: 1 3/4 Vintage taper inches
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8 inches
  • Scale Length: 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: $4,950.00 USD
  • Model: Crossroads L-13 Standard Rosewood
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Sunburst
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, 5627 Shown
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 21/06/2021

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.96lbs 1.8kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.769in 44.05mm
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