I love my guitar. When I went to Guitars & More here in Salt Lake City, I was looking for a guitar with the right sound and the right feel. I tried several guitars and when I tried yours I was in heaven. The sound is amazing! It was a different model but the sound and how it felt made me choose your brand.
There’s only one thing that could be listed as a problem. I’m not sure if it’s something that can be fixed or if you are the right person to talk to, but the battery compartment vibrates when I’m playing and if I’m playing plugged it can be heard loudly.
-Lospereyra ( STC155CENT ) on Jul 11, 2017
I purchased a 205 NT a year and 1/2 ago. I had a Fender Thinline pickup installed at the time of purchase. This all solid wood guitar resonates like no other guitar I have owned. I can honestly say that playing acoustic, this beautiful instrument overpowers my voice. It seems like each time I pick it up the sound is better and better. The bass, mid’s and treble complement each other beautifully. Having the Thinline pickup is such a plus. Plug this beauty in and get pure tones out of my amplifier. Have to turn the amp up because the Thinline is nothing more than a pickup. I play basic chords and pick in between them. I like how this guitar resonates each note in the chord equally while strumming or riffing within the chord. I have my first new purchased guitar which is an acoustic Tanara from 1983. I didn’t think I’d ever find a guitar that could resonate better but the Teton proved me wrong. My Yamaha 700 CX fingers much easier but also has a few hundred bucks in upgrades on it. My Teton 205 NT has its place in my guitar holder which is within reach at a whim. I would recommend this guitar to anyone who wants a grand sound at a price that is inexpensive for a full solid body guitar. I expect this treasure to continue to get more and more tone ( if that is possible) as it ages. If I could afford it, I would buy an electrified version to add to my versatility. I’ve played a few other models from Teton and I like the sound of each in its own way. Definitely a low cost guitar that rivals many higher priced guitars on the market. A beautifully crafted and grand sounding instrument.
-Fred Sweatfield ( STS205NT ) on Nov 28, 2016
This Teton spruce top, rosewood body jumbo has exceeded my expectations in every possible manner. This guitar rings like a bell. The volume, tone, and sustain are amazing. Fit and finish are perfect. Plays up the neck beautifully with great action. Flat-picking, jazz chords, it all sounds good. Not as much bass as an all mahogany guitar, but the D through high E strings just sing.
I’ve played for over 45 years. I’m not a guitar nut, but I own a major brand acoustic costing 3 times as much that does not deliver the quality sound of this Teton.
Ran it through an amp at the music store and the Fishman onboard electronics sounded great, even though I won’t be using them. The built-in tuner is convenient and accurate.
The Teton dreadnought model I tried sounded very good, but the unamplified jumbo could not be beat. I played this guitar for two minutes and I knew I was going to buy it.
I cannot remember being more pleased with a purchase. Thank you, Teton, for building a great guitar at a great price.
-Drew C ( STJ150ENT ) on Nov 28, 2016
I went to Avalon Music in Wenatchee, WA, today because I wanted to compare ukuleles. I had been reading favorable reviews about Kala, Cordoba, Fender and, of course, Martin. I had NEVER HEARD of Teton ukuleles. I played a bunch of ukuleles, comparing tone, feel, finish, intonation, and voice. Many ukuleles sound great on chords but don’t keep the clear voice for finger picking, so I tried a LOT of ukuleles in a variety of finishes, woods, and sizes. I can tell you right here and now that the Martin ukulele was the best overall ukulele, but who can afford it? I use my ukulele to lead songs at church, strum at home, finger pick new songs, and a variety of other ways and I didn’t want to be concerned about damaging a fine Martin with rough use. I was convinced before I went into the music store that I was probably going to buy a Kala and I was planning to compare the Pacific Walnut with the Mahogany. I knew I wanted a concert size. I already have a soprano and I wanted something with more projection. I picked up the Teton TC05 just to check it out and I was pleasantly surprised by its tone, voice, feel and intonation. It compared very favorably to the Kala in exotic mahogany which was priced significantly higher. I asked Evan, the salesperson, what he knew about Teton ukuleles and he was quite informative. He mentioned that a local music teacher recommends them for a class at the community college. After playing the instrument for quite a while, I felt like there was no reason to pay more money. With the Aquila strings, the instrument sings very nicely. I like the satin finish, the rosette and the little finishing touches like the black tuning pegs and cream colored pinstripe binding. If you are shopping for a ukulele, you owe it to yourself and your wallet to try out a Teton.
-Donald Short ( 05 Series ) on Aug 21, 2017
After over 40 years of labor earning restriction and now approaching retirement age, I decided to rediscover my music appreciation which youth instruction afforded me. Years ago I received piano instruction for a decade as a youth and moved to guitar for ease of access. I’ve had a number of acoustics in the past but never kept them. But now I wanted to settle with a comfortable instrument that would last me a long time and provide the enjoyment I need. I tried this one out in a local music store alongside at least a hundred others and, to tell the truth, this one stood out for ease of fingering, fullness of sound, and texture to the grip. All of these contribute to a comfortable experience, regardless of the level of activity. I tried many of the brand names available and none matched the selection I made. And when I discovered the affordability in comparison to most of the others, my decision was made. You folks at Teton had constructed, at least in this instrument, one of the finest available to the public. Thank you for finding the right ingredients!
-Kevin R Koutnik ( STG105CENT ) on Nov 28, 2016
I love my STG150NT-AR Grand Teton guitar. It has a beautiful tone and deep volume. The body shape and the sides make it very comfortable to play. I’ve also noticed that it stays in tune with very little adjustment having to be made. The owner of the music shop where I’m taking lessons, who owns several guitars, liked my guitar so much that he immediately bought the same guitar after seeing and playing mine. Besides playing it at his performances, he has the guitar on display in his office.
-Howard Reynolds ( STG150NT-AR ) on Dec 07, 2017
As I was in the music store waiting for them to special order my first guitar, a Teton STA150CENT-AR, because they didn’t carry one in the store, I picked up a STS105NT to pick around on. WOW! When I was told I would know the guitar I had to have when I played it and heard it, I had no idea what that really meant…this guitar sang to me! I wasn’t even sure how playing the guitar would pan out for me at the time and was in the middle of the purchase of a more upscale model but I knew I had to have this guitar! So, I now own 2 Tetons! That was 9 months ago and I believe that having this guitar (and the Auditorium) have helped to keep me inspired to learn and play guitar. The sound of the STS105NT is different than my STA150CENT-AR and very intimate and warm by comparison. I have played it while camping twice and have actually put more time on this guitar. The sound is incredible and I usually practice longer than intended when I’m playing this guitar. I do love both and hats off to Teton for their guitars!
-Jeremy Casner ( STS105NT ) on Aug 25, 2017
Visited LaGrande Stereo, LaGrande Oregon. The STS130FMNT caught my eyes when Mike showed me the guitar. One word – beautiful! Great sound. Fit and finish also great. Well done. By the way, I bought it.
-Preach ( STS130FMNT ) on Aug 26, 2017
I love this guitar. I am not a professional by any means, but this has a wonderful range of sounds. This is a guitar whose worth exceeds its cost by far. What a great value. The electronics are not bad either, though I haven’t had much of a chance to play with them.
-Jared Butler ( STC155CENT ) on Nov 28, 2016
I had two guitars before my Teton. A bad starter electric guitar (Ibanez Gio) and an OK acoustic guitar (Fender Sonoran). I was 13 for the electric and 14 for the acoustic. I had both of these guitars and played them semi-frequently for a few years. I was then in the market for 12-string when I was 17, as I was starting to get more serious about playing music. I found a decent Fender 12-string at a chain guitar shop for $199 that I was seriously considering buying at the time. That is until Chad at our local shop, Guitar Stop (which is where I had gotten my Fender Sonoran a few years before), had me play the Teton 12-string. Within minutes I had dropped every single thought of purchasing a Fender acoustic again. I ended up buying my STS105NT-12 after a few weeks of saving up and this company has changed my entire musical life since then. Nowhere else could I POSSIBLY find a guitar with such tone and personality for anywhere even close to the price of a Teton. It is almost the entire reason I take music as seriously as I do now, because being a teenager with little money does not constitute having a nice guitar. Within months, I ended up selling my Fender, Ibanez, and Fender amp all to buy more Teton guitars. I currently have the STS105NT-12, STS105NT, and TC003. The only other guitar I own is a Limited Edition TV Yellow Faded Gibson Les Paul (also from Guitar Stop). All of these guitars stand toe-to-toe with one another. I could not ask for a better guitar company than Teton. They have shown great customer service and respect for me as a customer over the last few years and I look forward to much more business with them in the near and distant future. I recommend anyone looking for an affordable guitar that can stand up to the best from big, name brand companies stop in to a local dealer and try out a Teton.
-Joshua Jemison ( STS105NT-12 ) on Nov 28, 2016