STS170NT Dreadnought Teton Guitar

STS170NT

Teton Guitars STS170NT Dreadnought

Special Features

Solid Top Wood:
Sitka Spruce
Nut/Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Mahogany w/ Maple
STS170NT Teton Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Back and SidesSTS170NT Dreadnought Teton Guitar

Overview

  • Acoustic Guitar

  • Dreadnought

Specs

Limited Lifetime Warranty

BODY

Body Shape:
Dreadnought
Top Wood (solid):
Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides:
Koa Laminate

NECK

Neck Material:
Mahogany
Neck Finish:
Gloss
Neck Joint:
Dovetail
Fretboard:
Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay:
Abalone Dot
# of Frets:
20
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:
Maple
Purfling:
Rosewood/Maple/Rosewood
Bridge:
Rosewood
Body Finish:
Gloss
Nut, Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Mahogany w/ Maple
Bridge Pin:
Black w/ Abalone Dot
Hardware Color:
Gold w/ Black Buttons
Strings:
D’Addario EXP16 12-53
MSRP:
$599.99 (USD)

TOP WOOD

Sitka Spruce
Sitka Spruce

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.

BODY SHAPE

Dreadnought
Dreadnought

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.

I really love the tone and finish of this guitar. I’m 53 and have been playing since I was 8 years old. Over the years I have owned a lot of nice guitars. This one is one of my favorites. The only reason I gave this guitar 4 stars instead of 5 was the action on it when I received it was a lot higher than I like. This was an easy fix. It came with a different nut and saddle; once I changed them out, definitely a five star guitar. The price was incredible for such a quality guitar! Thanks, Teton.

-Kevin R Batcher