This is a very high quality offering from our friends at the Teton guitar manufacturing company. Many consider the quality right on target with guitars costing $3,000. to $4,000. You have to play one of these to experience the level of workmanship, great tone and comfortable playability.
The pairing of a solid red cedar top and mahogany back and sides generates booming low end and great projection. Cedar is generally darker in tone and visible color than spruce, creating a warm, mellow sound. Mahogany is the most commonly used hardwood because it is relatively economical, durable, attractive, easy to work with and very resonant due to its density. The fretboard is made of indian laurel wood, a great looking and sounding alterative to rosewood and the mahogany neck adds to the depth of this guitar's sonic range. The body is bound in maple helping tie in the maple/mahogany/maple rosette to give you a classic combination with the Teton innovations that produce a guitar with fantastic tone, rich harmonics, and an increased volume level. All Tetons go through a rarification process (rarified tops and back). This is a natural process that doesn’t overheat or discolor the wood. Guitars are placed in a chemical free vacuum sealed environment that removes impurities and sap. This makes the wood much stronger and improves the tone and makes for a natural and better aging process. Most factories buy green wood and then bake it like a cookie to dry it. They vacuum dry the wood, no heat involved.
*We are a FULL SERVICE shop, in business over 30 years, have a expert repair and Custom Modification department as well as an on-site Custom Shop for in-house mods and custom instrument builds. Guitar Villa, located in Bethlehem PA, is run by musicians, instrument and amp techs and we are here to help you with any product selection or use questions you may have. We can advise on the best value at any budget. We would be happy to give you an in-hand description of any item we list for sale. Contact us for all your questions or needs before and after the sale!