STA180CENT-AR Auditorium w/ Cutaway, Electronics, and Arm Rest
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.
Spruce is light but strong and comes in a number of varieties with the most common variety for guitar tops being Sitka Spuce. It is characterized by it’s light colour and often looks great contrasted against darker colored back and sides tonewoods. These beautiful layered ebony back and sides provide a very responsive bright, snappy, and crisp attack coupled with a smooth sustain. The armrest binding is four pieces; ebony, maple, ebony, and flamed maple which not only adds to the overall aesthetic but also comfortability of the larger body. These classic combinations with the Teton innovations produce a guitar that has fantastic tone with rich harmonics and an increased volume level. Now take all these positives and add Fishman Flex electronics to the mix. It’s hard to compete with that. 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, have a expert repair and Custom Modification department as well as an on-site Custom Shop for in-house instrument builds. Guitar Villa is run by musicians, techs and recording engineers 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. See us for all your questions or needs before and after the sale!