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.
The Teton classical guitars are built in a very traditional manner. The same techniques used by many Spanish builders are employed in the construction of the Tetons. Classical players will feel very comfortable and at home on a Teton classical.
I purchased this guitar through Amazon because I had several gift cards and was looking for a good quality classical guitar to encourage me to practice more. The guitar is very well made and finished. I like the tone as well. The only problem is buzzing of the strings on the three metal wound strings. Unless my finger tip is very close to the fret, I get a slight buzz to the note. If I played a common Am chord, the D string has a slight buzz. I have sent two e-mails to Teton Guitars for possible solutions, but have heard nothing from them. Maybe this is a common problem with all classical guitars…I don’t know. If I could get that fixed, I’d easily give the guitar 5 stars.
For the price, this guitar is absolutely amazing. Beautiful warm tones, powerful volume, plays smoothly. Easily comparable to guitars that are twice the money. The craftsmanship and colors, quality of wood are first class. Full rich warm sound and great full bass notes. Very playable. If guitars had a personality, I would say this is a very self confident guitar, and rightly so.
This is my favorite go-to guitar these days. It’s always at arm’s reach. The tone is warm, the instrument is responsive, and the volume is quite impressive. The intonation is also very good and the craftsmanship for an instrument in this price range is just incredible. I have several high-end guitars, but I keep coming back to this one for my day-to-day instrument.