Teton has done a remarkable job hitting the price point on this one. The solid sitka spruce top and 12-fret neck join, along with the ebony (laminate) back and sides make for a very appealing instrument, both tonally and visually. Not to mention a bit of bling with the abalone rosette around the sound hole. I think you’d be hard pressed to find another parlour of this quality for anywhere near this price. The bass-response on the STP180DVB is remarkable for a body this small, due largely to the 12-fret body design and excellent tone wood selection, without any compromise to the upper register. A great choice for the detailed finger-style player.
I just can’t get over how beautiful those blonde/rosey streaks in the ebony are.