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.
Our goal with the Teton Jumbo was to make a more modern version of a jumbo but keep the big boomy sound that is a beloved characteristic of that body shape. We realized that most people don't like playing on a traditional jumbo. They are too big to be comfortable. Therefore, we started with this in mind. We made every dimension of the body smaller and made the waist even more pronounced, thus allowing the guitar to sit more naturally in a lap. However, when you shave body from a guitar you loose boominess so we had to adjust some of our bracing patterns to make up for this. We also made changes to the thickness of the top wood. These two changes provided strength for a larger surface area and increased tone and volume. The Teton jumbos really are in a class of their own.