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This Week in the Shop
Get the first look at the latest new instruments, works-in-progress, artist updates, and other Veillette news!


Dave Matthews Opens Show With His Gryphon
July 22, 2015

We are delighted to see Dave Matthews open his show in Saint Paul, MN on July 1st, using one of his Gryphons to do his solo version of "Whiter Shade Of Pale"!

 

 


 
Kate Pierson with her new Veillette!
June 26, 2015

Kate Pierson with her Veillete Swift 6 stringHere's Kate Pierson with her brand new Veillette Swift 6 string. Check out her touring schedule here, katepierson.com & with the The B-52's here, theb52s.com. There's nothing like a happy customer.
 


Thursday June 18th - "Veillette Day" at Matt Umanov Guitars in NYC.
June 8, 2015

Since 1965, Matt Umanov Guitars has been one of New York City's premier destination shops for the very best in vintage and new guitars. Joe and Matt have known each other since 1974, and we're delighted to have Matt carrying our instruments in the Big Apple.

On June 18th, Matt Umanov Guitars will be hosting "Veillette Guitars Day" in the Umanov shop at 273 Bleecker St., New York, NY. Joe will be on-site to show instruments, answer questions, and tell stories with Matt about growing up and gigging in New York in the '50s, '60s, and '70s.

There will be instruments for sale as well — including both Avantes and Custom Shop guitars and basses. If you're in or near NYC, come out and join the fun, and who knows... you might just find the guitar you've always been looking for!


 
A beautiful custom Minotaur 5!
May 19, 2015

We've just shipped this gorgeous custom Minotaur 5-string bass to a very happy customer.

This bass features a mahogany body with quilted maple top, a maple neck, and upgraded ebony fingerboard/bridge/tailpiece.

The 30.38" scale makes it incredibly easy to play, and the E-C tuning offers extended range up into solo territory for lead and chordal playing.

Here's a quick video we made before the bass went to its new home:

...and here's what the new owner had to say:

Joe, this is one terrific instrument.  I just got back to town and checked it out today.

I love the sounds—of which there are almost too many to count.  I love the looks—flawless. 

I love the strings—so glad I didn’t veer from the recommended design and go traditional. 

I love the setup—first bass I’ve had in years that the guys at the music store saw no need to tweak in any way …

... and so forth.  I wouldn’t hesitate to let you know if there were a single thing I could find to criticize.

By the way, staff were uniformly helpful, and every one of my nitpicking a priori customizations came through, exactly as requested.

 

Nothing beats a happy customer!


 
Come see us at NAMM!
January 21, 2015

  Come join us at NAMM this weekend!

 We will be debuting 4 exciting new Avante models, as well as some extra-special pieces from the Custom Shop!

Veillette Guitars are at Booth 5276 in Hall B - please come by and say hello, and check out the great new instruments!


 
Mandolin/Standard-Tuned 6-String Doubleneck
November 6, 2014


Here’s our latest! A mandolin/standard-tuned 6-string doubleneck based on our flyer semi-acoustic model for Noam Dworman.

It was a big hit at the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase last week and here’s a shot of Larry Campbell playing it on stage along with Dorraine Scofield, Jerry Mitnick and Joe Veillette.
Video coming soon!

Mandoline Standard 6 String Doubleneck Veillette

Woodstock Luthiers Invitational 2014