Huss & Dalton Torrefied Top Dreadnought
We’ve always loved the sound of Huss & Dalton dreadnoughts, so when they announced they were building versions with torrified Adirondack tops we ordered one with mahogany back and sides (TD-M model). Sure enough, the clarity and balance Huss & Dalton dreadnoughts have long been known for is further enhanced by the Thermo-Cured Red Spruce soundboard. But names won’t matter much when you put a flatpick to the strings of this one, and being heard while your bandmate is clawing away at his banjo won’t be nearly as daunting. You can play much better, and have a lot more fun, when you aren’t fighting the guitar to get the volume you need. As Frank Ford has long proclaimed “it’s easy to make a loud guitar quieter, it’s making a quiet guitar louder that’s difficult.”
Although Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton are hardly newcomers even guitar fanatics often look puzzled when you mention them, as the small workshop in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley doesn’t have an impressive promotional budget and they’re far from being a household name. Gryphon began carrying Huss & Dalton models in 2000, about five years after the friendship between Jeff and Mark officially became a guitar-making partnership. What we noticed even back then was that the tone and response of their guitars always got guitar players talking. Of course they offer sunburst finishes and a several inlay options, all well done, but when people mention Huss & Dalton guitars they’re always talking about the sound. And of course it doesn’t hurt that compared to better-known brands their guitars are also remarkably affordable. Along with the now-legendary Dreadnoughts Gryphon tries to stock smaller models as well such as the Huss & Dalton OM.
Our stock of Huss & Dalton guitars is constantly changing, and along with new ones, both large and small, we sometimes have a used example as well. Here’s our current selection of Huss & Dalton instruments.