STA105CENT

Teton Guitars STA105CENT Auditorium - Cutaway Electronics

Special Features

Solid Top Wood:
Western Red Cedar
Nut/Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Mahogany w/ Maple
Preamp:
Fishman ISYS+

Overview

  • Acoustic Guitar

  • Auditorium

Specs

Limited Lifetime Warranty

BODY

Body Shape:
Auditorium
Top Wood (solid):
Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides:
Mahogany Laminate

NECK

Neck Material:
Mahogany
Neck Finish:
Satin
Neck Joint:
Dovetail
Fretboard:
Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay:
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:
Maple
Purfling:
Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Bridge:
Rosewood
Body Finish:
Satin
Nut, Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Mahogany w/ Maple
Bridge Pin:
White w/ Black Dot
Hardware Color:
Chrome
Electronics:
Fishman ISYS+
Strings:
D’Addario EXP16 12-53
MSRP:
$499.99 (USD)

TOP WOOD

Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar is a softer wood that has great warmth. Because of the warmth of cedar, it pairs very well with the human voice and is great for singer/songwriters. Cedar naturally amplifies quieter playing styles and is a favorite of fingerpickers.

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 ISYS+
Fishman ISYS+

The Fishman ISYS+ works to complement the natural acoustic tone of your Teton guitar when you need to amplify it. This preamp, paired with the Fishman Sonicore pickup, will reproduce all the natural sonic qualities of your already amazing sounding Teton. The ISYS+ has bass and treble controls to help dial in your tone. With the built-in-tuner, you will always sound your best when playing amplified or acoustically.

I have several high-end Martins and Taylors in my collection. My goal was to find an every day player I didn’t have to worry about getting damaged at informal get-togethers. The lesser models of the well known makers didn’t cut it for me. The sound and playability just wasn’t to my liking. I found a few write-ups on Teton Guitars, most positive, some not so positive, and decided to take a chance on the STA105CENT for its cedar top, body size, Fishman electronics and attractive pricing. I was not expecting the instrument I got for the price I paid. The Teton surprised me with its excellent sound quality and playing ease. It is by far better than any other guitar I tried in its price range. The fit and finish and craftsmanship are outstanding. I compared the STA105CENT to my Taylor 814 CE anniversary edition which is similar in size and shape. Let’s be totally honest–the Taylor is an awesome instrument; however, the Teton, in my eye, runs a close second. Considering the Taylor costs about ten times the price, that’s saying something. I highly recommend Teton guitars. You won’t find a better guitar for the price.

-GARY DILLON

I was invited to pen this review and it’s my pleasure to say this has been a meaningful experience. I dig the vibe from this company as much as the instruments they make. The 105 has been an intimate part of my playing life. When I purchased it, I was not shopping brand, nor price, just sound quality and playability. Love at first touch. Though I am not an accomplished player, I highly recommend this warm, accessible axe.

-Mark