Like the sun setting behind the Majestic Teton mountain range, this guitar lets you see the beautiful wood top before giving way to back around the edges. The Dark Vintage Burst is a classic experience that speaks of refinement. Yet the looks are not all that refines this guitar. The tone is clear and distinct. Another refinement due to the rarefied, solid sitka spruce top. Because of the dreadnaught body and spruce top combination, this guitar has a wide-open sound with excellent accents in the mid-range. The burst on the top is set off with natural mahogany back and sides. All this comes together to create an instrument that you will love to look at and play.
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.