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Get the first look at the latest new instruments, works-in-progress, artist updates, and other Veillette news!
It's All Veillette At Joe's Gig!
August 20, 2015
I'm always proud of my talented husband Joe and his beautiful instruments, but a special treat is the fact that he performs a lot, of course with his own guitars! But this past weekend, Joe and his dear friends and bandmates Dorraine and Mike performed a set at The Woodstock Volunteer's Day ( avery special annual event in our town) and the whole band was playing Veillette!!!
Joe Veillette, Dorraine Scofield and Mike McDonough all playing Veillette Guitars/Basses on "Southern Cross" at Woodstock Volunteer's Day, 2015. Mike on Paris fretless 4-string piezo-only. Dorraine in Studio 15" acoustic. Joe on Flyer 6/12 doubleneck piezo-only.
I loved it. Hope you do too-Kim (Joe's Wife)
David Levita In Studio With Terz 12 Nylon
August 12, 2015
Our good friend David Levita sent us this clip, recorded a few days after he received his nylon stringed Terz 12, which he lovingly calls The Dragonelle!
It is so gratifying to see what our instruments can do in the hands of a brilliant, creative musician!
Dave Matthews Opens Show With His Gryphon
July 22, 2015
We are delighted to see Dave Matthews open his show in Saint Paul, MN on July 1st, using one of his Gryphons to do his solo version of "Whiter Shade Of Pale"!
Kate Pierson with her new Veillette!
June 26, 2015
Thursday June 18th - "Veillette Day" at Matt Umanov Guitars in NYC.
June 8, 2015
Since 1965, Matt Umanov Guitars has been one of New York City's premier destination shops for the very best in vintage and new guitars. Joe and Matt have known each other since 1974, and we're delighted to have Matt carrying our instruments in the Big Apple.
On June 18th, Matt Umanov Guitars will be hosting "Veillette Guitars Day" in the Umanov shop at 273 Bleecker St., New York, NY. Joe will be on-site to show instruments, answer questions, and tell stories with Matt about growing up and gigging in New York in the '50s, '60s, and '70s.
There will be instruments for sale as well — including both Avantes and Custom Shop guitars and basses. If you're in or near NYC, come out and join the fun, and who knows... you might just find the guitar you've always been looking for!
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!
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