African Mahogany is a harder wood than spruce or cedar. Harder woods will have a break-in period where they are brighter when you first get the guitar and, as they are played, they mellow out and you'll notice more of the deeper tones. Volume levels seem to be on par with spruce tops but with less attack.
The range is a body that is unique to Teton guitars. We took our Jumbo (which is unique for a jumbo) and made a mini version of it. We call the Range our "Mini-jumbo" guitar. It is a 3/4 guitar that was built to sound like any other full size guitar. We accomplish this by having solid tops and arched backs on all Range guitars. Together, these elements produce a loud, full sound. The Range is built to be a traveling guitar, but it quickly became a favorite of Teton fans from child to teen to adult and encompassing all playing styles.