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STS155CENT

Teton Guitars STS155CENT Dreadnought - Cutaway Electronics

Special Features

Solid Top Wood:
Western Red Cedar
Nut/Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Abalone 3 Ring
Tuner:
Fishman PRESYS+
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Overview

  • Acoustic Guitar

  • Dreadnought

Specs

Limited Lifetime Warranty

BODY

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

NECK

Neck Material:
Mahogany
Neck Finish:
Satin
Neck Joint:
Dovetail
Fretboard:
Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay:
Cat’s Eye Abalone
# of Frets:
21
Fret Size:
Medium
Nut Width:
43mm/1 11/16″

DIMENSIONS

Upper Bout Width:
294mm/11 9/16″
Lower Bout Width:
391mm/15 3/8″
Body Depth – Upper Bout:
106mm/4 3/16″
Body Depth – Lower Bout:
119mm/4 11/16″
Body Length:
508mm/20″
Scale Length:
648mm/25.5″
Overall Length:
1041mm/41″

OTHER

Binding:
Mahogany
Purfling:
Mahogany, Maple and Rosewood
Bridge:
Rosewood
Body Finish:
Satin
Nut, Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Abalone 3 Ring
Bridge Pin:
White w/ Black Dot
Hardware Color:
Chrome
Electronics:
Fishman PRESYS+
Strings:
D’Addario EXP16 12-53
MSRP:
$629.99 (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

Dreadnought - Cutaway Electronics
Dreadnought - Cutaway Electronics

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.

ELECTRONICS

Fishman PRESYS+
Fishman PRESYS+

Fishman’s PRESYS+ preamp is designed to make your Teton guitar sound as great amplified as it does when you play it acoustically. The PRESYS+ has a three band EQ that allows you to fine-tune your tone and adapt to any situation you are in. The PRESYS+ also has Notch, Brilliance and Phase adjustments. This preamp is paired with a Fishman Sonicore pickup to reproduce your amazing natural Teton tone when plugging in.

Value is the first word that comes to mind when reviewing this guitar. I can no longer find this particular model on the Teton website so I assume it has been discontinued. It features a solid cedar top with solid rosewood back and sides (current models use mahogany). I believe the binding may be walnut or a combination of woods–in any case, gorgeous. It contains the Fishman PRESYS+ electronics and its sound is great–really solid all around, with no tinny stuff to be found. I have been amazed at the guitar I got for the money. To top it all off, the cedar smell when opening the case is to die for. I have to believe this was discontinued because they couldn’t afford to continue making this instrument at anywhere near the price they charged. Thank you, Teton.

-Dave Warren