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The 'Pre-War' Veillette...
May 29, 2009

Every Veillette has its own personality, and some particularly stand out.

This week's feature is a very special order that just shipped to Terra Guitars in Connecticut. Check them out at

The back and sides are Brazilian Rosewood, the most sought-after guitar wood by far. Used in the classic "pre-war" Martin guitars, Brazilian Rosewood is now endangered, and is very rare and pretty expensive! Terra Guitars worked with a company that legally imports recovered Brazilian wood from stumps and older fallen trees, and this guitar is the result!

That's not all - the top on this guitar is Adirondack Spruce, another classic wood that is hard to find these days. The Brazilian/Adirondack combination is found on some of the world's best and most desired acoustic flattops.

To complete the package, an ebony fingerboard and bridge and flamed koa binding lend a little flash to this classic package.

This is the first Gryphon built from Brazilian Rosewood, and it had a unique resonance and responsiveness - the body was 'humming' and vibrating in our hands just from ambient noise in the shop!

This is the first of several special pieces we're making for David Butler at Terra Guitars. Next on the line will be a Swift Gryphon with lots of beautiful walnut.

Thanks David!