Veillette Guitars
Let us help put a great guitar in your hands, be it a custom design or one of our in-stock beauties. Call Joe or Ande at 845-679-6154 or email to talk or to schedule a visit to our Woodstock, New York Custom Shop.     You can also check with one of our exclusive dealers.
This Week in the Shop
Get the first look at the latest new instruments, works-in-progress, artist updates, and other Veillette news!

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

Joe wants to invite you to the 2014 Woodstock Luthiers Invitational!
October 20, 2014

Joe Veillette
Hey guitar players and enthusiasts!
Joe wants to invite you to the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase this week October 24-26!

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Woodstock Invitational Luthiers' Showcase 2014
September 18, 2014

Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase 2014It feels like Fall so it must be time for the 2014 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers' Showcase!

Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an annual event for the community of acoustic stringed- instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, presenting a gathering of the finest handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments from around the world!

Joe will have a few surprises to reveal as well as some weird exciting stuff!  Experience one of our instruments for yourself! Don't forget to add us on Facebook!

"In addition to the fantastic guitars on display, and the great performances from guitarists like John Sebastian, Happy Traum, Doug Wamble and David Bromberg, this year’s Woodstock Invitational also offers a fantastic program of clinics and workshops." - Acoustic Guitar

See last years video:



The Avantes are available - USA and UK!
August 20, 2014

Avante Gryphons are now in stock and available across the US, as well as in the UK, at the following Veillette dealers!

In the USA:
-Dream Guitars, Asheville NC

-Truetone Music, Santa Monica CA

-Paramount Guitars, Watertown WI

-Matt Umanov Guitars, New York NY

-Gryphon Stringed Instruments, San Francisco CA

In the UK:
House Music Ltd.
1, Mulberry Court
London Road
GU19 5DT
+44 (0)1276 453079

Any one of these great dealers will be happy to help you with getting an Avante Gryphon into your life!  We don't expect them to stay in stock for very long...