Everybody knows that like a fine wine, well-kept acoustic guitars get better with age. The passage of decades cures the wood through exposure to light and air. Huss and Dalton now offers Adirondack red spruce that has been “torrified,” or exposed to a careful heating process that achieves the same results that occur naturally over time. The wood appears darker, as vintage guitars do, and it is lighter and stiffer. But how does it sound? Amazing, in a word. This TOM Custom has a torrified top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, a mahogany neck, 1 3/4 nut, Waverley vintage tuners. Great volume, terrific tone, and Huss and Dalton’s typical excellence in build. Why wait 80 years for your guitar to age into a masterpiece? This one’s ready right out of the case. I am a believer.  H&D’s tweed hardshell case and lifetime warranty.

Let your ears be the judge … here’s our friend Ed Strickland taking a recent TOM-R with the same woods for a romp.


Condition: New; Top: Adirondack spruce, torrified; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 15 1/8; Depth: 4 1/8; Scale: 25.4; Binding: Tortoise; Purfling: b/w/b; Rosette: b/w/b; Lefthanded guitar (of course)