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Huss and Dalton

Huss and Dalton Guitar Company, Inc. took root in the fertile soil of the Shenandoah Valley, late in the summer of 1995, when Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton’s friendship and mutual interests inspired them to envision eminently playable, mellifluous, and attractive guitars that were true to their sense of aesthetics and tone. While the luthiers appreciated traditional design, they imagined a guitar that paid homage to tradition and also incorporated improvements to the structure and cosmetics of the distinctly American steel-string guitar.

Jeff Huss left North Dakota for Virginia, in 1984, to pursue his interest in bluegrass and traditional music. It was this interest and a Staunton law firm’s decision to purchase a computer that led him to Stelling Banjo Works where, for nine years, he honed his skills as an instrument maker. While Huss was still working for Stelling, he began building guitars in his home shop.

Native Virginian and equine aficionado Mark Dalton grew up in the South Central part of the state, where his family always enjoyed traditional music in the home and community. He began playing guitar at age 13 and banjo by 18. At a jam session in the early ’90s, he met Jeff Huss. Dalton, with years of experience working with finish processes, was hired by Stelling in 1994 and began his career in instrument building.

During a visit to Huss’s shop that fateful summer, the two began brainstorming ideas that sparked the evolution of Huss & Dalton Guitar Company.

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Huss & Dalton Guitars's Blog
 

“Six String Journey” | Huss & Dalton

Daniel "Mojo" Parker performs an original song on a pair of Huss & Dalton guitars.

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Inside the Huss and Dalton Shop | Huss and Dalton Guitars

A video tour of the guitar and banjo maker's Staunton, Virginia, shop.

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Huss & Dalton Statesboro SC Classic

Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton discuss their company's new electric guitar

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Huss and Dalton CM Cutaway Standard

A mid-size flattop that’s perfect for fingerstyle.

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Huss and Dalton TD-R Custom

A vintage-style dreadnought built with a thermo-cured red spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides.

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Huss & Dalton Jefferson Edition OO-SP Guitar

A short film about the creation of a meticulously crafted commemorative guitar, made with wood from a tulip poplar that stood on Thomas Jefferson’s estate at Monticello since 1808.

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Huss and Dalton Singletree

San Francisco multi-instrumentalist Rik Elswit demonstrates his 11-inch open-back Huss and Dalton banjo.

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Huss and Dalton TD-R

Former Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show guitarist Rik Elswit demonstrates a Huss and Dalton dreadnought that was a surprise gift from the band’s lead singer.

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Huss and Dalton TD-M

A great mahogany dreadnought with a custom thermo-cured red spruce top.

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Huss and Dalton Albert Lee MJ Deluxe

A stunning maple jumbo built to country picker Albert Lee’s specs.

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Molly Tuttle, “You Didn’t Call My Name” | Huss & Dalton

The songwriter, guitarist, and singer in the official video for an original song from her album “Rise.”

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Huss and Dalton Custom FS

An elegant fingerstyle machine built with an Italian spruce top and sapele back and sides.

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Molly Tuttle and Allison de Groot, “Bregottlåten” and “Road to Westfield” | Huss & Dalton

Nimblefingers Music presents a beautiful guitar and banjo duet.

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Molly Tuttle, “Chinquapin Hunting” | Huss & Dalton Guitar Company

The guitarist and songwriter flatpicks an old-time tune on a Huss & Dalton Crossroads Deluxe at Gryphon Stringed Instruments.

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Made in Virginia | Huss & Dalton Guitar Company

Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton talk with WVPT Public Television about the history of their company and show the process of making fine custom guitars.

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Molly Tuttle, “Good Enough” | Huss & Dalton

The songwriter, guitarist, and singer plays an original song from her new album “Rise.”

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Huss and Dalton 00 Custom

A contemporary take on the 12-fret 00 built with beautiful sinker mahogany.

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Huss & Dalton | Molly Tuttle, “Save This Heart”

The songwriter, guitarist, and singer plays an original song from her forthcoming album “Rise.”

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Molly Tuttle, “Rain and Snow” | Huss & Dalton

The songwriter, guitarist, and singer plays the traditional favorite with John Mailander on fiddle, Hasee Ciaccio on bass, and Wes Corbett on banjo.

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Molly Tuttle, “Save This Heart” | Huss & Dalton

The songwriter, guitarist, and singer plays her original song with Sam Grisman on bass and John Mailander on fiddle.

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Huss & Dalton Guitar Company

Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton have been hand crafting beautiful guitars for over 20 years. Here's an inside look at their shop.

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Huss and Dalton OM 20th-Anniversary Series

Virginia guitar makers celebrate their 20th anniversary with a special series.

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Huss & Dalton | Artisan Guitars’ Builder Spotlight

Mark Dalton talks about Huss & Dalton's building philosophy, their series built with poplar from Monticello, and more. Molly Tuttle joins Mark to demonstrate guitars.

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The Honey Dewdrops | “Same Old”

Huss & Dalton Guitar Company presents The Honey Dewdrops playing an original song on Music City Roots.

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Robin and Linda Williams:“The Devil is a Mighty Wind”

The husband-and-wife duo perform their original song on “A Prairie Home Companion.”

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Huss & Dalton: Binding

Huss & Dalton Guitar Company shows the process of applying, affixing, and trimming the binding on the guitar body during assembly.

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Huss & Dalton: Completing the Guitar Body

Huss & Dalton Guitar Company shows how they complete the guitar body during assembly.

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Huss & Dalton: Fitting the Guitar Top

Huss & Dalton Guitar Company shows how they prepare the top of the guitar for a perfect fit on the back and sides of the instrument.

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Huss & Dalton: Building Guitar Sides

Huss & Dalton shows how they create the sides of a guitar, from bending the wood to placing the end block, kerfing, bracing, and more.

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Albert Lee | “Country Boy”

The influential guitarist plays his song "Country Boy" on his custom Huss & Dalton T-0014.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter, “I Have a Need for Solitude”

Mary Chapin Carpenter plays her custom Huss & Dalton OO-SP in the studio in this take on her song from the album "The Age of Miracles."

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Huss & Dalton Guitar Company | CM Series Comparison

Blue Light Studio Review Sessions presents a comparison of Huss & Dalton's CM Series 12-fret rosewood and CM Series 14-fret mahogany guitars.

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Huss & Dalton: Fitting the Back and Top

Huss & Dalton gives us a look at how they prepare and fit he back, top, and sides of their guitars.

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The Honey Dewdrops: “Loneliest Songs”

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