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.
Currently, Teton Guitars only offers the baritone body shape on limited edition guitars. This may change in the future but, for now, this is our selection. The baritone is identical to the Teton jumbo body shape except the baritone has a longer scale length.
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.
Bought this guitar used from Guitar Center and found the tone to be lacking when strumming. It’s a baritone so of course you’re going to have a lot of low-end, but unless I played open chords, the mid-range sounded dead, almost like I was playing (and I hate to say this), a cardboard guitar. I changed the strings from D’addario phosphor bronze to Elixer 80/20’s which made a considerable difference in the overall tone, since it cut a lot of muddiness when strumming, but it still didn’t fix the mid-range tone which I just couldn’t get past, so I finally took it back. Besides the tone, I didn’t have any issues with the guitar, it seemed like a very solidly built instrument.