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Kaki King and Veillette in Acoustic Guitar magazine!
April 17, 2013

The endlessly creative Kaki King is back on the cover of Acoustic Guitar to celebrate her new album, Glow!

That alone would be exciting enough, but we were extra-thrilled to see this when we opened up the article:

Kaki King with Veillette Gryphon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glow was actually recorded right here in Woodstock, just moments away from our shop.

Kaki used her trusty Gryphon 12 (with custom pinless bridge) on several of the tunes.  Here's what she has to say about it:

AG: Are your songs intimately connected to the instruments on which you write them?

KK:"....of course, the tiny 12-string, the Veillette Gryphon that I have, those songs couldn't exist on anything else."

AG: The Gryphon has such an incredible, sparkly sound on the new song "King Pizel".  How is that instrument tuned?

KK:  Well, I'm in DADGAD but an octave above a normal six-string.  On certain songs I have eight notes going, because I tune one string (in a pair) to one note and the other to something else.  That instrument allows me to do that.  I've tried it on a couple of normal 12-strings with mixed results.

 

Many thanks to Kaki for the kind words and for the inspiring music!  Here's a live video of "King Pizel" featuring her Gryphon...enjoy!