STS105CENT

Teton Guitars STS105CENT

Special Features

Solid Top Wood:
Western Red Cedar
Nut/Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Mahogany w/ Maple

Overview

  • Acoustic Guitar – 2019 Model

  • Dreadnought

Specs

Limited Lifetime Warranty

BODY

Body Shape:
Dreadnought
Top Wood (solid):
Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides:
Mahogany

NECK

Neck Material:
Mahogany
Neck Finish:
Satin
Neck Joint:
Dovetail
Fretboard:
Pau Ferro
Fretboard Inlay:
Pearl Dot
Fret Size:
Medium

DIMENSIONS

Upper Bout Width:
294mm/11 9/16″
Body Length:
508mm/20″
Overall Length:
1041mm/41″

OTHER

Binding:
Maple
Purfling:
Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Bridge:
Pau Ferro
Body Finish:
Open Pore
Nut, Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Mahogany w/ Maple
Bridge Pin:
Black w/ White Dot
Hardware Color:
Chrome
Electronics:
Strings:

I wanted an acoustic guitar I could take with me during my trailer trips — a less expensive guitar that I could knock-around with. However, I was reluctant to sacrifice on sound, which makes the search at a low price point difficult. I was looking at a number of brands, including entry level Martin’s and Taylor’s, when I happened upon a music store that featured Teton guitars. After playing several smaller body versions and finding them okay, I picked up the STS105CENT dreadnaught model — and was flabbergasted by how wonderful it sounded. The full rich tone and sustain were a near match for my much more expensive Taylor, and even in the ball park with my Martin D-28! Very impressed with the sound.

I was not as impressed with the playability of the fingerboard. Though the neck was a touch wider than some, which was a better fit for my fingerpicking style, the strings were much too high. I was told, however, that the string height could be corrected through adjustment, so I’m now looking for someone to help with that. Of course I purchased this instrument. Even with its playability issues, I have found no guitars at twice price that can come close to the richness of its sound.

-Brian Pugnetti