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Get the first look at the latest new instruments, works-in-progress, artist updates, and other Veillette news!
A "Nouveau" look at our Paris bass...
June 18, 2014
What's this? Well, it's the newest revision of our Paris bass!
Tentatively called the "Paris Nouveau", this bass has been tweaked to dramatically improve the balance and ergonomics.
The Spring 2014 Newsletter is here!
May 9, 2014
It's been over a year since our last Newsletter - and we've got a lot of things to report!
New models, new details, new players and the big, exciting Avante project - it's all there, with plenty of photos and videos to tell the whole story!
Premier Guitar features Veillette Guitars!
April 24, 2014
We're excited to be the featured shop in the upcoming issue of Premier Guitar magazine!
Premier Guitar is known for having some of the best-written and most diverse content of almost any guitar magazine, and we are proud to the the focus of such an in-depth article - it covers everything from Joe's early history building acoustics, right up through to the current Avante project. It really captures the vibe of who we are and what we do. Thanks so much to Thomas Scott McKenzie and everyone at Premier Guitar for such a great piece, and to Mike Bloom for the killer photography!
A very cool custom Flyer with a jazz vibe...
April 2, 2014
Here's a cool new piece that just came off the bench, and we're really pleased with how it came out!
This is a custom Flyer 13" with a distinctly "jazzy" personality -
Custom features include:
-Dimarzio PAF magnetic pickup
-Tune-o-matic height-adjustable bridge (with interchangeable wooden upper bridge for a more acoustic-like tone).
The client specified an instrument with good feedback resistance and sustain, so we designed a thicker-than-usual top and some special bracing.
The result is a perky, responsive, and authentic "jazz box" tone in an extremely comfy and portable package, with none of the clunkiness, fragility or feedback of a typical "L"-style guitar.
Most amazing of all, this instrument fits in our "baby"-sized Gryphon case, making it the largest-seeming small guitar we've ever come across!
Videos coming in a few days of this super-cool axe!
Joe in Premier Guitar!
March 13, 2014
One of our favorite guitar magazines, Premier Guitar, has a great article this month on the "tragically underused" baritone guitar.
We couldn't agree more - baritones have always been among our favorite 'specialty' instruments.
Joe in the shop Kaki King and her Veillette electric baritone
What's more, the nice folks at Premier Guitar have included a special feature on our very own Joe Veillette, and his long history with baritone instruments, going back to the original long-scale instruments he built for John Sebastian back at Veillette-Citron.
Thanks to Premier Guitar for the special attention, and for rallying around the baritone guitar concept - if you've never played a baritone yourself, go out and try one sometime! They're an awful lot of fun, and you might discover a vocal range you never knew about!
A beautiful film co-starring a Gryphon...
February 14, 2014
Here's a beautifully filmed short film of the incomparable Kaki King, rehearsing with progressive string quartet ETHEL in NYC this January. The music is "Great Round Burn", from her most recent album.
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