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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!

Juliet the Cat promoted to Art Director
November 25, 2009

In the midst of a photo shoot, Juliet decided this bass needed some company. The self-timer was already counting down...

Some old friends and some new guitars...
October 28, 2009

A quick snapshot from last weekend's Woodstock Invitational guitar show...

From left to right:
-Joe Veillette
-John Sebastian on Baritone 12-string
-Larry Campbell on Gryphon Hi-12

For those who don't know - John Sebastian is a legend as a solo guitarist and songwriter, and as the leader of the Lovin' Spoonful.

Larry Campbell is one of the industry's greatest multi-instrumental 'secret weapons'. After playing lead guitar for Bob Dylan for about a decade, Larry is now working closely with The Band's Levon Helm and many others.

These two guys are among the most satisfying and tasteful musicians you'll ever hear. Hearing them playing some sweet Veillette acoustics makes it that much better.

The Great Woodstock Luthiers Showcase
October 20, 2009

These happy-looking acoustics, along with a few of their compatriots, are off to the town of Bearsville, NY (2 miles West of Woodstock) for 2nd annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase. There'll be lots of acoustic instruments of all sorts - mostly guitars from a whole slew of builders and players from the Northeast and some from much, much further away - like Istanbul, Turkey. For all the fun details, go to:


It's Here! The Acoustic 5-string Bass...
October 9, 2009

At last, it's done...and it was really worth the wait.

This bass is really making us happy. Low to high, the tone is big and solid, with lots of punch. The B-string is also very well-integrated with the rest of the strings, with a very even volume and tone transition through the low positions.

Our usual recipe of Honduran mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, and Pau Ferro fingerboard and bridge strike a nice balance: smooth warmth and nice, present 'growl'. This will sit beautifully in a mix - full and deep, but still well-defined and clear.

It's hard to put this bass down long enough to write this!

This beautiful bass is going to Sleek Elite in Japan. Coming up very soon is a 4-string fretless for our UK dealer, in some very fetching curly koa.

Juliet on Quality Control
October 2, 2009

A lovely pair of nylons...
September 9, 2009

Basking in the last remnants of the summer sun, here is a lovely pair of Swift Nylon-string guitars destined for Sleek Elite in Japan.

These two guitars are identical except for the color, and they sound fantastic! Every time we make one (or two), we realize all over again how much we like these pieces.

Along with these, Sleek Elite will also soon be receiving a beautiful Archtop 5-string bass, and our very first Acoustic 5-string bass!