Like the rolling thunder this acoustic bass has some rumble. We took our Jumbo size body and decided to make it into a short scale bass guitar. But don’t let the smaller than average body fool you, this bass has bass. This thing thumps acoustically, and the addition of Fishman electronics you know it will bring the low end when you have it amplified. This bass sounds amazing and looks amazing. The flame maple on the back and sides are hot. It looks like that thunder storm must have had a few lightning strikes that started a fire, because it has flame.
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.
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.
This is by far the best acoustic bass I have played. I spent the last 2 months going into shops and guitar centers looking for an acoustic bass and trying them out. I even bought a few only to return them due to being poorly manufactured or not having enough resonance. I gave it one more try after seeing the ONE video for this model on YouTube and made the purchase. My face has never been happier after opening this for the first time and hearing the rich tone of this bass. The setup came perfectly and I even originally planned to replace the bronze strings, However, I was so amazed by the tone that I’ve decided to keep them. This is an outstanding bass and this is the quality that every musician should look for in an instrument. This acoustic bass is an instrument to keep for a lifetime. I couldn’t be happier. There needs to be more publication about this brand and model.
Thank you, Teton. You have earned a loyal customer.
I’ve been on the prowl for an acoustic bass for a while and had narrowed my search to one specific big-name brand and model. I hadn’t pulled the trigger when I chanced upon this Teton model hanging in a local shop. How lucky – I spent less than 1/3 the cost of the bass I had been planning on purchasing, without sacrificing one iota in workmanship, playability, tone, and aesthetics. I can’t say enough good things about this bass – GREAT tone, PERFECT set-up out the door, GORGEOUS woods, and INCREDIBLE, THUNDEROUS low-end when amplified. This is my first Teton. I doubt it will be my last. Well done. Extremely well done…
Have a friend who has this beautiful $2,000 guitar that plays awesome and sounds great. I started searching for a lower dollar version and went to Guitar Center and started plucking around on some Martin, Taylor, Seagull, Gibson – whatever they had there. As luck would have it, my local shop, Brightwood Music in Nederland, carried the Teton. Doug set me up in a room with half a dozen different Teton Guitars. I was totally impressed by the sound, the sustain and ring, if that is the right term. Played the dreadnaught and the grand concert styles and, for me, absolutely loved the feel of the grand concert. To wrap this up, absolutely love this guitar. The maple back is stunning and, if nothing else, is a joy to look at. But the playability and the sound is truly impressive. Certainly has been inspiring me to become a better guitarist, so what more can you ask of a guitar.