Huss and Dalton’s MJC (mid-size jumbo cutaway), at 16 inches across and 4 1/2 inches deep, has a big voice without the muddy quality often associated with guitars of this size. Half-herringbone (rope) top purfling is standard, as well as the half-herringbone rosette, and the Indian rosewood binding adds class, as well as protection to the delicate edges of the guitar. The Stingray fretboard inlays add a subtle dazzle in any light. Artists as diverse as Mary Chapin Carpenter to the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir have chosen the MJC. This one is specced with a western red cedar top and East Indian rosewood back and sides, as Weir’s guitar is. Handmade in Staunton, Virginia, the folks at Huss and Dalton describe its tone as a balanced sound that covers a lot of ground. I agree. With H&D’s tweed hardshell case and lifetime warranty.


Condition: New; Top: Western red cedar; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany; Nut: 1 3/4; Saddle: 2 7/32; Width: 16; Depth: 4 1/2; Scale: 25.4; Binding: Rosewood; Purfling: Herringbone; Rosette: Herringbone; Lefthanded guitar (of course); Retail: $5308