STR155NT

Teton Guitars STR155NT-OLD Range

Special Features

Solid Top Wood:
Western Red Cedar
Nut/Saddle:
Bone

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Soundhole Rosette:
[530 show=482]

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Gear Ratio:
[533]

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Overview

  • Acoustic Guitar

  • Range

Specs

Limited Lifetime Warranty

BODY

Body Shape:
Range
Top Wood (solid):
Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides:
Rosewood Laminate

NECK

Neck Material:
Mahogany
Neck Finish:
[520]
Neck Joint:
Dovetail
Fretboard:
Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay:
[519 show=472]
# of Frets:
[557]
Fret Size:
Medium
Nut Width:
[if 1062 equals=””]43mm/1 11/16″[/if 1062][if 1062 not_equal=””][1062][/if 1062]

DIMENSIONS

Upper Bout Width:
251mm/9 7/8″
Lower Bout Width:
356mm/14″
Body Depth – Upper Bout:
92mm/3 5/8″
Body Depth – Lower Bout:
100mm/3 15/16″
Body Length:
438mm/17 1/4″
Scale Length:
[523]
Overall Length:
927mm/36 1/2″

OTHER

Binding:
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Purfling:
[513 show=461]
Bridge:
Rosewood
Body Finish:
[515 show=464]
Nut, Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
[530 show=482]
Bridge Pin:
[531 show=484]
Hardware Color:
[532 show=486]
Strings:
D’Addario EXP16 12-53
MSRP:
$459.99 (USD)

TOP WOOD

Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar

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.

BODY SHAPE

Range
Range

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.

I loved the Range when I played it in the shop. I bought it as a travel guitar so I normally play my full-size, which left the Range on the stand most of the time. When I did pick it up, I really did not like the sound. What went wrong? It sounded very bright and not as mellow as it had. So, a string change to Elixir phospher-bronze. Big mistake. The bass became so loud and harsh and was overriding the tremble. I hated it. So, another change – to Martin Acoustic bronze. Now, things are a bit more mellow and more even between the bass and treble. So, two things I have learned. The Range is a loud guitar for its size and has a tendency toward an overwhelming bass. Therefore, the key is to experiment with various strings and go easy on the bass strings or you will blow out the treble. I am sure this little guitar will become a favorite of mine over the years when I get the best combo of strings and playing technique. Overall, quality of the instrument is superb. I would have given five but I am not 100 percent sure of the sound yet.

-Frederick Johnsen