Combining two of the most popular wood types for acoustic guitars, spruce and mahogany, this guitar pays homage to guitars that have gone before it. It is a very traditional guitar featuring a solid sitka spruce top and layered mahogany back and sides on a classic dreadnaught body. But don’t be fooled. Even though this guitar seems like other guitars out there, it has a distinct Teton sound that is as large as the mountains. These classic combinations with the Teton innovations produce a guitar that has fantastic tone with rich harmonics and an increased volume level. Now take all these positives and add Fishman electronics to the mix. It’s hard to compete with that.
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 dreadnought body shape has been the most popular shape for decades now for a number of reasons. First, it has a nice balance between low, mid and high frequencies. Where some body shapes scoop the mid range, a dreadnought will bring the mid range up. This is important when playing with a group of instruments. The mid range of a guitar will stand out. Because of the tonal balance of a dreadnought, the sound does not get muddy and will be very articulate even when a player is a more aggressive picker.
The Fishman ISYS+ works to complement the natural acoustic tone of your Teton guitar when you need to amplify it. This preamp, paired with the Fishman Sonicore pickup, will reproduce all the natural sonic qualities of your already amazing sounding Teton. The ISYS+ has bass and treble controls to help dial in your tone. With the built-in-tuner, you will always sound your best when playing amplified or acoustically.