Like the pinnacle of the Teton mountain range, this guitar is the pinnacle of the Teton Guitar brand. We took all the things people loved about our STS105NT and upped our game. This guitar has an all solid body. Solid Western Red Cedar for the top and African Mahogany for the back and sides. The companionship of cedar and mahogany is a dream come true to singer/songwriters. The blending of tones produced by both wood types accentuates the human voice.
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.
I’ve been playing guitar for over 50 years. I bought this guitar as an addition to the Eastman ac512ce that I own. This guitar is of the same outstanding quality as my Eastman and was $600 less in price! Both guitars are solid mahogany back and sides. The Eastman has an Engelmann spruce top and the Teton has a western cedar top.
I use Thomastik Plectrum ac110 super light string sets on my instruments and when I put them on this Teton, the sound was soooo mellow, just gorgeous! I use 2 Yamaha THR5’s with a splitter cable to play through. I am a fingerstylist and play arrangements by Atkins, Travis, Yandell, Piburn, etc.
I just started playing this guitar out and the response to the mellowness produced by the instrument has been amazing! I love playing this instrument! Teton guitars are awesome! Keep up the good work!
I also want to give a shout out to Fine Ukes, which is the dealer that I bought the guitar from, for the excellent service I received on this purchase. Thank you!