Huss and Dalton Guitars

The Twelfth Fret is proud to carry Huss and Dalton Guitars.    These exceptional instruments are built in Staunton, Virginia by Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton, formerly of the Stelling Banjo company.   As always, we will set instruments up to the player’s requirements and we ship worldwide.


❌ Sold ❌ Huss and Dalton DS Custom Brazilian Rosewood, 2008

The Huss and Dalton DS Custom is based a Dreadnought body with Slope or rounded shoulders, and customized a number of ways. Here, an Adirondack Spruce top is paired with Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides. Built during 2008, this Huss & Dalton DS Custom is in great condition and delivers outstanding tone. These guitars are great to start with, but this example is something else. It’s full, rich and warm with plenty of sparkle and separation. It also plays very well.

❌ SOLD ❌ Huss and Dalton Crossroads Left Handed Guitar Sunburst, 2013

Here’s an unusual Huss and Dalton Crossroads Left Handed model!  This wonderful guitar was built during 2013 at the Huss and Dalton shop in Staunton, Virginia. The Huss and Dalton Crossroads line begins with the DS Crossroads – Dreadnought Slope – and draws from the venerable J-45 design with Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides.

Huss & Dalton TOM-R OM Body Steel String Guitar 2018

Classic timeless styling. The Huss & Dalton TOM-R combines traditional flat-top construction with the red spruce bracing used in all Huss & Daltons. This guitar is especially suited for finger-style players or flatpickers with a lighter touch, yet holds up to vigorous strumming when the performance becomes more intense. The even response and airy, shimmery qualities the OM has always been known for are maintained and expanded on in the Huss & Dalton TOM-R.

Huss and Dalton TOM-M Torrefied OM Mahogany Steel String

The Huss and Dalton TOM-M was our on staff expert, Mike Gray’s favourite guitar at the 2017 NAMM show.   The name means that it has a Torrefied spruce top on an OM or Orchestra Model size body that has Mahogany back and sides.   Torrefaction is a process of carefully heat-treating tonewoods to simulate the effects of decades of aging, and helps produce a warmer,  open tone – helping a new, relatively unplayed instrument sound and respond as if it had years of being played.   
As with all Huss and Dalton instruments, the fit, finish and attention to detail is unmatched.  These guitars play very well, sound great, and are very responsive.  

2016 Huss and Dalton RD-M Road Edition Mahogany Dreadnought

Just in! We’ve just taken delivery of a couple of new Huss and Dalton guitars, including this Huss & Dalton RD-M Road Edition Mahogany Dreadnought!

Huss and Dalton DS-12 Crossroads Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought

We’ve just received this brand-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.

Huss and Dalton T-0014

Our newly arrived Huss and Dalton T-0014 Traditional 00 14 Fret is a spectacular guitar. The 00 body design is very well balanced and articulate, and wonderful for finger style playing.

Huss and Dalton TD-R Traditional Dreadnought Rosewood

The Twelfth Fret recently become a Huss and Dalton Dealer, and this beautiful new Huss and Dalton TD-R Traditional Dreadnought Rosewood arrived yesterday!