Acoustic Guitar – 2019 Model
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.
I was on my way to look for a Taylor or an Eastman guitar and I happened to spot a music store on the way so I stopped to look and see if they had what I was looking for. I had never heard of Teton so I asked the tech some questions and he was very excited about the Teton gutiars. He showed me some models and let me strum them. I have owned some very nice guitars and I just wanted a daily one that I can take with me in the car when I go in field. Man was I surprised! I love the sound of the guitar. I would have to step up to a higher priced unit at two to three times what I paid to get perhaps a match to the sound of the Teton.