R1630FM

Teton Guitars STA130SMCENT Auditorium - Cutaway Electronics

Special Features

Solid Top Wood:
Sitka Spruce
Nut/Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Mahogany
Gear Ratio:
15:1
Preamp:
Fishman PRESYS+

Overview

  • Acoustic Guitar

  • Auditorium

Specs

Limited Lifetime Warranty

BODY

Body Shape:
Auditorium
Top Wood (solid):
Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides:
Spalted Maple Laminate

NECK

Neck Material:
Mahogany
Neck Finish:
Gloss
Neck Joint:
Dovetail
Fretboard:
Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay:
Offset Pearl Dot
# of Frets:
21
Fret Size:
Medium
Nut Width:
42mm/1 11/16″

DIMENSIONS

Upper Bout Width:
289mm/11 3/8″
Lower Bout Width:
403mm/15 7/8″
Body Depth – Upper Bout:
100mm/3 15/16″
Body Depth – Lower Bout:
110mm/4 5/16″
Body Length:
497mm/19 9/16″
Scale Length:
648mm/25.5″
Overall Length:
1029mm/40 1/2″

OTHER

Binding:
Black
Purfling:
White and Black
Bridge:
Rosewood
Body Finish:
Gloss
Nut, Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Mahogany
Bridge Pin:
Black
Hardware Color:
Black
Electronics:
Fishman PRESYS+
Strings:
D’Addario EXP16 12-53
MSRP:
$699.99 (USD)

TOP WOOD

Sitka Spruce
Sitka Spruce

Sitka Spruce is the most well-rounded tone wood and is used on more guitar tops than any other wood. This is due to the tonal qualities and sonic projection of spruce. It has a nice even tone and does not accentuate any frequency above another in an overpowering way. Spruce also has a strong attack and does not get muddy at high volumes. This makes it a very versatile wood and makes those players with soft touches sound great and people playing with other instruments cut through the mix.

BODY SHAPE

Auditorium - Cutaway Electronics
Auditorium - Cutaway Electronics

The auditorium body shape is probably the newest body shape for acoustic guitars. The auditorium takes elements that players love from various other shapes and combines them into a single body. The sound will be slightly different than a dreadnought and will scoop some of the mid range but it maintains the full dreadnought sound. It has a skinnier waist, much like a grand concert. This allows the guitar to rest lower on a player's thigh when sitting down and does not put as much strain on the shoulder. It's not hard to see why auditoriums have gained popularity so quickly.

ELECTRONICS

Fishman PRESYS+
Fishman PRESYS+

Fishman's PRESYS+ preamp is designed to make your Teton guitar sound as great amplified as it does when you play it acoustically. The PRESYS+ has a three band EQ that allows you to fine-tune your tone and adapt to any situation you are in. The PRESYS+ also has Notch, Brilliance and Phase adjustments. This preamp is paired with a Fishman Sonicore pickup to reproduce your amazing natural Teton tone when plugging in.

One of the best kept secrets: this guitar has the sweetest sound for rhythm. It is no longer produced because of expense with koa and dealers not buying them. I bought about ten and sold off all but two. I have one myself and use it for recording back tracks. If you can find one, grab it!

-Mike

I received my brand new TEF50BK just in time for Christmas. I had been admiring one at a local guitar shop for awhile. I purchased this one on eBay. It is not only beautifully designed, it has a nice low action, making it easy to play, and sounds really good! I would highly recommend this guitar to everyone! I also own a Teton STG105CENT acoustic!
Thank you, Teton, for making such quality guitars at affordable prices! Keep up the good work!

-Del Yager

When I tell people I bought an electric Ukulele they chuckle to themselves as if it’s a silly idea. But this thing is screamin! They are no longer chuckling when they hear it played live. The sound is crisp and the intonation is great across the board.

For the price, this ukulele is a must have for anyone whether you just think a ukulele would be a fun little toy or you want a new sounding angle for a screaming lead ukulele in your jam band.

P.S. I don’t review anything, but I read reviews all the time. I was frustrated and surprised to see that this item had no reviews. I scoured the web for days searching for information and there is some useful stuff out there. BUT, I digress. The point is this: my first review ever and the first review of this instrument on the site.

IT’S GREAT, well worth the price. If you have any inclination on buying this, you should.

-Tate Robinson

These electric ukuleles are so easy to play, versatile and a great deal to boot. Had to get two, one for High G and one for Low G.

-Ken

I’d been in the market for a new guitar for a few months but just couldn’t find the sound I was looking for. I happened to walk into one of Boise’s music stores that had relocated but was known to me as a good place for sheet music. Just looking for a piece of sheet music, I noticed the Teton Guitars. I’d never heard of them but decided to play one. The first one I played, I found the sound I had been looking for. I have been playing for the better part of 30 years and was impressed with this guitar company and this particular model of guitar with such a warm sound and great action. It’s every bit as good as many high-end guitars that I’ve played and it’s half the price.

-Kenneth Christianson