The T-170 is every bit as good of a bargain as the T-160 I bought and reviewed on Whole Note back in May of this year (2008). Quite honestly, I like it a bit more because I'm a rosewood kind of guy.
Model Year: 2008
Price: $299.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
* Body Style: Auditorium * Top: Solid Spruce * Back & Sides: Solid Roswewood * Neck: Mahogany * Scale Length: 24.9" * No. of frets: 20, open 14 * Fingerboard: Rosewood * Fingerboard Inlays: Mini Dots * Headstock Overlay: Rosewood * Headstock Inlay: Silvercreek logo with Decorative Inlay * Nut width: 1-3/4" * Neck width at body: 2-3/8" * String spacing at saddle E-E: 2-5/16" * Binding: White with Black/White Purfling * Rosette: Ringed * Bridge: Rosewood * Pickguard: Tortoise Shell * Width at Upper Bout: 11-3/8" * Width at Lower Bout: 15-1/4" * Maximum Depth: 3-7/8" * Finish: Gloss * Tuners: Chrome
The action on this guitar was set fairly low, but it still needed a set-up. The intoination was perfect, and it plays very easily - but not as easily as my two small-body Martins
This guitar has a rather sweet tone - far better than one should expect considering the guitar's price tag. It's great for fingerpicking and a fine choice for the solo musician
The workmanship seems quite professional - no rough edges or glue spots showing.
Presumably, it will stand up to the rigors of average use. However, given the price, it can easily be replaced.