My daughter gave it to me. She knew I had a number of other quality guitars and wanted something special. It is – I love it. Beautiful guitar; great workmanship. Best sounding acoustic I have. Set up perfectly. I also like the arm rest feature. I’ll never want another acoustic.
-Jerry Brock ( STS150NT-AR-OLD ) on Jul 02, 2017
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 ( STS203NT-OLD ) on Feb 27, 2017
This is an incredible sounding and playing instrument, way beyond expectations in this price range. Deep, clear bass, not muddy, and singing/ringing highs with or without a pick – totally versatile; it does it all. I would not trade mine for anything else I have played or heard at twice the price. Great tone at low volumes and solid electronics. Plays great right off the rack. Although mine was set up professionally by Bill St. John at Music Central in Colorado Springs, a few months after I bought it there, no bridge or nut adjustments were needed, just some basic fret work once the instrument adjusted to our altitude and climate.
I bought this one for a young friend who couldn’t afford a guitar and wanted a good guitar for her to learn on. A guitar she wouldn’t have to wrestle with, but had good action, good tone, good intonation and fairly easy to learn on. If it isn’t fairly easy to play, how is she going to learn on it? She was happy of course, but I wanted her to be given 1/2 a chance to be able to learn. She is a musician-minded girl. Plays clarinet, learning to play sax and already finding time to learn guitar and is an A+ student. I am also an ex-clarinet player and guitar player for years. While I had some time to play this guitar, I did shave down the bridge, bone thingy and that did help the action. I love the strings they come with too. D’Addarrio. The tone on this guitar is really good.
-Everett Bonds ( STS150NT-OLD ) on Nov 28, 2016
I’ve been on the prowl for an acoustic bass for a while and had narrowed my search to one specific big-name brand and model. I hadn’t pulled the trigger when I chanced upon this Teton model hanging in a local shop. How lucky – I spent less than 1/3 the cost of the bass I had been planning on purchasing, without sacrificing one iota in workmanship, playability, tone, and aesthetics. I can’t say enough good things about this bass – GREAT tone, PERFECT set-up out the door, GORGEOUS woods, and INCREDIBLE, THUNDEROUS low-end when amplified. This is my first Teton. I doubt it will be my last. Well done. Extremely well done…
-Michael G ( STB130FMCENT ) on Nov 28, 2016
I stopped in our “local” guitar shop (The Guitar Czar) in Murray, Utah a few times in the past month. Jimmy Lauscher is a great guitar player and also works as the Store Manager there. When I asked him what he had in an Acoustic/Electric, Dreadnaught Guitar (w/cut-out), in a reasonable price-range, which wasn’t either a used wreck or a guitar that no one knows how it was cared for, or a quality guitar, which just happened to be on sale and/or that was relatively inexpensive.
He walked right to theSTS100CENT – Pau Ferro and took it down from on high. I was immediately taken aback by the clarity of the sound (especially in the midrange) of this wonderful guitar. It is truly a joy to play and with an added Tone-Wood Amp magnetically attached to the back!!!
If you are looking for a guitar to pair with the Tone-Wood… look no further than Teton Guitars!!! The wood quality and workmanship already result in incredible sounds. Add a Tone-Wood Amp to them and you have a truly unique instrument!!!
Either way… Guitar Czar… Jimmy Lauscher… Teton Guitars,,, and all other accessories that I have built up over the years… All have combined to give me a first rate experience with Teton Guitars at the center of it all!!!
-Scott L Ritchie` ( STS100CENT ) on Aug 27, 2019
I have enjoyed my 50 Willow Concert uke for 3 months. It sounds beautiful and projects as strongly as my Mahogany tenor from another brand. The solid cedar top with wooden circle inlay is sweet. The detail in the neck and fretboard trim still catch my attention. It is my “travel guitar” “go to uke” and I leave it in my car so its handy. I have grown to love the smaller size to travel with. It’s so fun to transfer my guitar songs to the ukulele. Tuners are solid. Added a strap button, leather strap, and Gator Case to protect it. Thank you, Teton, for a great solid cedar top concert uke that makes me smile.
-gary osteen ( 50 Willow ) on Nov 28, 2016
I bought this baritone two years ago. This thing will rattle the ribs in the man across the room if you get aggressive with it. I agree with the other review in the sense that the mids were a sore spot. So I sanded the bracing down with some 400 grit sandpaper, and tuned the top to better suit my taste: took ten minutes, which is to say I didn’t need to remove much. Strings are a constant issue with this guitar. Not many carry the proper sets, and tuning stability can be a struggle. Swapping the 0.016 to 0.013 made this more playable by a sizable margin, but tuning stability got skittish after that. I suspect the strings are so small compared to 0.016 that the nut is being pushed beyond its limits. If there is anything I would change about this guitar, it would be to move the bridge pins to the periphery of the body. The strings are reaching a diameter where they don’t kink properly to settle on the top of the bridge saddle. It would make for a very shallow break angle over the saddles, but they would break over where they are supposed to. This is not a standard scale guitar, and treating it like one is foolhardy at best. Setting one of these up to play like your average acoustic can be done, but it is a full-on masterclass in nuance. Tune the top, check where the string is breaking over the bridge saddle, check the nut carefully for the same thing, all in service to a string gauge which is a trifle rarified. In return, this guitar will play like a naughty angel. Dig in, and the sound is like an overdriven speaker. Use a light touch, and the sound carries sweetly to all corners of the room.
-Darrell Schielke ( STBT100ENT ) on Feb 11, 2020
This is my favorite go-to guitar these days. It’s always at arm’s reach. The tone is warm, the instrument is responsive, and the volume is quite impressive. The intonation is also very good and the craftsmanship for an instrument in this price range is just incredible. I have several high-end guitars, but I keep coming back to this one for my day-to-day instrument.
-Andrew Shepard-Smith ( STC105NT-OLD ) on Nov 28, 2016
As I was in the music store waiting for them to special order my first guitar, a Teton STA150CENT-AR, because they didn’t carry one in the store, I picked up a STS105NT to pick around on. WOW! When I was told I would know the guitar I had to have when I played it and heard it, I had no idea what that really meant…this guitar sang to me! I wasn’t even sure how playing the guitar would pan out for me at the time and was in the middle of the purchase of a more upscale model but I knew I had to have this guitar! So, I now own 2 Tetons! That was 9 months ago and I believe that having this guitar (and the Auditorium) have helped to keep me inspired to learn and play guitar. The sound of the STS105NT is different than my STA150CENT-AR and very intimate and warm by comparison. I have played it while camping twice and have actually put more time on this guitar. The sound is incredible and I usually practice longer than intended when I’m playing this guitar. I do love both and hats off to Teton for their guitars!
-Jeremy Casner ( STS105NT-OLD ) on Aug 25, 2017