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6 & 12
6 & 12
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Our Custom Acoustics are handbuilt, with flexible techniques that allow us to control every aspect of tone, feel, and appearance. With a special emphasis on functional details, our Custom Shop Acoustics have a perfect mix of modern style, dependable performance, and a handmade touch.
Based on our Merlin body size, this little charmer has a 16.3" scale and is tuned A-A, a fourth higher than a standard guitar tuning. The onboard pickup/preamp and Volume/Tone controls are the same ones that we use in our full-size guitars. This little beast just sounds happy, no matter how you play it! It's a very specialized tool for a true pro who knows what he needs — one of our favorite ways to build.
The longer neck is a standard-tuned 6-string with a 25.5" scale, intended for DADGAD and other D-based modal tunings. The shorter 12-string neck is our classic "Gryphon" 18.5" scale, with unison-tuned double courses, tuned up to D. The central soundhole spans under both sets of strings, unifying them visually and sonically.
Both necks have piezo sensors under the saddles, which flow together into a Wavelength pickup/preamp. A side "soundport" gives the player a little extra direct response, which is especially useful with an instrument like this. We all had to really pay attention when playing this guitar — it has a lot to say.
Designed from the ground up, inside and out, this instrument truly embodies the custom-shop flexibility and adventurous spirit we try to maintain here at Veillette Guitars. Challenges like this invariably lead us in new and stimulating directions, and the results are always worth the effort.
When Bruce Lukoskie came up to the shop to pick up his new guitar, he was kind enough to record this little video while he was getting to know it — the huge range of textures, tones, and possibilities make this piece incredibly intruguing.
Custom features on this guitar include two beveled edges, for the arm and "belly", which flow beautifully into the black binding. The Pommele Sapele back and sides are luminous and 3D, and sound just as good as they look! Finally, a built-in TriColor tuner keeps all twelve strings singing sweetly.
This was the original "Terzilla", and the result was undeniably cool. A few slight tweaks later, our Terz 12-string is one of our best-selling acoustic models.
At the customer's request, this guitar has a top-shelf AAA flame maple back and sides, and a side soundport.
To start, it is a left-handed guitar.we make one every couple of years, and we.re always proud to say that there is NO extra charge for lefties — it's only fair!
Even beyond that, the custom features abound: a traditional slotted-style headpiece, stunning flame maple back and sides, bearclaw Sitka Spruce top, and arm bevel. A side soundport is the icing on the cake.
Any one of these features would have made this guitar a custom — but all together, they really add up to a very special instrument. Our customer was thrilled.
The optional arm bevel makes the guitar comfy and inviting, even with the full 16" body width. Check out The High Studio online!
The AAA figured koa back and sides are about as good as koa can get. The golden amber tint on the Sitka Spruce top unites the whole guitar into a mellow and warm visual whole.
Ivoroid binding gives this piece a classic touch, with a touch of "vintage" to complement the modern style. A side soundport gives the player some extra volume for solo playing.
This guitar was so much fun, we decided it had to be a full-time model. We redesigned the body to match the short scale, and it became our Merlin E-tuned high 12-string.
This Gryphon's fingerboard also features a stunning inlay, commissioned by the client and beautifully executed by legendary inlay artist Larry Robinson. An abstract leaf/vine/flower motif climbs up the bound neck, and the blue flowers subtly mark the 3rd, 7th, and 12th positions. Inlay on a Veillette is a rare feature indeed — but for us, "custom" means that anything is possible!