STS203NT 5th Anniversary Teton Guitar

STS203NT

Teton Guitars STS203NT Dreadnought

Special Features

Solid Top Wood:
African Mahogany
Nut/Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Rosewood w/ Flame Maple
Gear Ratio:
20:1
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Overview

  • Acoustic Guitar

  • Dreadnought

Specs

Limited Lifetime Warranty

BODY

Body Shape:
Dreadnought
Top Wood (solid):
African Mahogany
Back & Sides:
Mahogany

NECK

Neck Material:
Mahogany
Neck Finish:
Open Pore
Neck Joint:
Dovetail
Fretboard:
Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay:
5th Anniversary Scroll
# 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:
Flame Maple
Purfling:
Rosewood/Maple/Rosewood
Bridge:
Rosewood
Body Finish:
Open Pore
Nut, Saddle:
Bone
Soundhole Rosette:
Rosewood w/ Flame Maple
Bridge Pin:
Rosewood w/ Pearl Dot
Hardware Color:
Gold
Strings:
D’Addario EXP16 12-53
MSRP:
$699.99 (USD)

TOP WOOD

African Mahogany
African Mahogany

African Mahogany is a harder wood than spruce or cedar. Harder woods will have a break-in period where they are brighter when you first get the guitar and, as they are played, they mellow out and you’ll notice more of the deeper tones. Volume levels seem to be on par with spruce tops but with less attack.

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 am lucky enough to have #44. The sound is phenomenal. My local music store (Canby Music) got their Teton 5th Anniversary Guitar and he was showing it off. I checked around our area and found mine at CHW Guitars. As soon as I played it, I knew I had to have it. I’ve played several thousand dollar big name guitars and this Teton blows them away. My advice to anyone who can find one–BUY IT!!
Well done, Teton, well done.

-Tom Faber

I’m probably one of the few people East of the Mississippi lucky enough to have a 5th Anniversary STS203NT. I was actually interested in buying the STG130FMCENT model (flame maple acoustic-electric) and I had contacted Guitar Villa in Bethlehem, PA to see if they had one. They didn’t, but the owner, John, suggested I stop by and try few other Tetons to hear how different tone woods changed the sound. After trying a few different dreadnoughts (flame maple, rosewood, mahogany), McKenzie suggested that I try the all solid mahogany STS203NT. After only a few chords, my wife said “You have to buy it”. I wasn’t going to argue. Being a woodworker, I truly appreciate the craftsmanship.

By the way, I ended up buying a the STG130FMCENT anyway a month later from the Sound Mound in Lake Luzerne, NY. I am one satisfied Teton customer.

-Jeff Kadilak