As they celebrate their 20th Anniversary this month, Virginia luthiers Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton are preparing to introduce a new dreadnaught guitar model to their traditional line.
The Pilgrim is designed to be a bluegrass picker’s box, with East Indian rosewood back and sides, and a Sitka spruce top with Adirondack red spruce bracing. The v-shaped mahogany neck has a rosewood peghead overlay, but with no peghead inlays, nor inlays of any kind in the ebony fingerboard.
The bridge is also ebony, and the top features herringbone purfling and a style-28 rosette around the enlarged sound hole. A zipper trim is used on the back.
The 21 fret neck (14 to the body) is made on a 25.4” scale.
A manufacturers retail price of $4565 is suggested, including hard shell case.
As with all H&D models, the woods used for The Pilgrim can be modified by the customer at the time an order is placed. The prototype pictured above is shown with Brazilian rosewood and a heat-treated red spruce top.
Information will be available soon on the Huss & Dalton web site, which is undergoing a revamp at present.
Happy Anniversary to Jeff and Mark, and the entire Huss & Dalton staff!