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Get the first look at the latest new instruments, works-in-progress, artist updates, and other Veillette news!
The Acoustic Bass - now available with Cutaway...
November 4, 2011
By popular demand, the bass big brother of the Veillette Acoustic line is now available with a cutaway!
The modern good looks of our body shape flow perfectly into the treble-side cutaway, providing easier reach for upper-register passages, fills, and solo playing, and effortless access to the beautifully balanced high range of the bass.
Available as a 4-string and a 5-string, the Veillette Cutaway Acoustic Bass offers the discriminating player a truly expressive, responsive, and versatile musical tool. We're really happy with this one!
Big News - Veillette Strings are here!
October 28, 2011
This has been a long time coming, and we're very excited to announce that they're finally a reality...
The first Veillette strings are here!
Carefully designed for optimum tension, feel, and tone, these strings are gauged to work ideally with the scale lengths on Veillette instruments, from the longest Baritone scales to Terz tunings and the ever-popular high-tuned Gryphon 6- and 12-string guitars. Years of testing and development guarantee the best possible playability, intonation, balanced output level, and winding lengths.
Phosphor bronze and nickel-wound sets are available for acoustic and electric instruments. Prices start at $9 for 6-string sets and $16 for 12-string, including shipping.
This is big news for us...our guitars have always depended on special strings to bring their custom tuning ranges and scale lengths to life. We've always tried to support our customers by providing strings for our "oddball" and specialized-tuning instruments. Now, we've made it official!
Now available are Gryphon 12-string and Terz 6- and 12-string Acoustic and Electric sets.
We will be ramping up to the full line of Baritone 6 and 12, Baritone Nylon and Bass strings in the near future.
Call or email and get your hands on some!
The latest Newsletter has landed...
October 7, 2011
We do our best to keep the news coming here in the "New in the Shop" blog.
However, a few times a year, we also like to compile all the exciting news and new instruments into our Veillette Newsletter.
Well...after a busy Summer of guitarmaking, the Fall 2011 Newsletter is finally here!
(Click picture to see the Newsletter)
This latest Newsletter is full of the latest and greatest news from Veillette Guitars, including:
-New models, options, and features for our Acoustics, Electrics, and Basses
-Some new, well-known names and faces for our ever-expanding customer list
-The latest addition to the Veillette team
-More videos than ever before....
It's a great read, with some really entertaining videos, and (of course) some gorgeous photos of beautiful guitars...what more could anyone ask for?
Of course, we're already at work on new and different concepts for the next Newsletter!
Ever wonder about a 6-string Gryphon...???
Back from the UK!
September 16, 2011
We're back in full swing here now that Joe is back from the London Acoustic Guitar Show.
Here are Joe, Kim, and our UK dealer Phil Ward, with some gorgeous "showgirls:
The show was great - we met some wonderful players and made some great connections.
We're also very glad to be in a new showroom in London, Ivor Mairants Musicentre!
Located at 56 Rathbone Place (off Oxford Street) in London, Mairants is one of the premier specialty and high-end guitar shops in the UK. Here's Kim at the front door...
The first Veillette at Mairants is a beautiful and intriguing Terz 12-string, in a lovely classic Tobacco Burst. They gave it the place of honor in the Acoustic room - if you're nearby, swing by and try it out!
August 10, 2011
Amidst all the Terz 6 and Terz 12-strings, Gryphons, and other fun things we're turning out these days,
we have managed to make two new amazing Doubleneck electrics!
This makes 8 doubleneck instruments we've made in the last 12 months, both acoustic and electric.
This blue burst Doubleneck is a custom order for a good friend and faithful client
This is the first version will full-size humbuckers in every position, and it sounds unbelievable -
fat, thick, warm, and gorgeous.
On this other Doubleneck, the simple transparent stain allows the top-shelf quilted top to shine.
This one should look familiar to anyone who's ever gone swimming in the Caribbean.
As great as the first ones were - these guitars are just getting better and better! The light weight, comfort, playability, and tone of these instruments may just change how you feel about double-neck guitars.
July 12, 2011
Our design has always relied on simplicity, cleanliness, and the "no-frills" look that arise from our "tools for musicians" concept.
However, even we are occasionally blown away by the beautiful and complicated woods that Nature dreams up, and must admit that they can make for pretty fetching-looking Veillettes...
This amazing looking Terz cutaway is made of Pommele Sapele.
Sapele is an African wood that is quite similar to Mahogany, and is sometimes found with this astonishing "Pommele" figure, which rivals the very best quilted maples.
Wood like this is best left to tell its own story - so this guitar is done with a simple clear finish, allowing the Sapele to really shine.
Its similarity to Mahogany also makes Sapele an excellent-sounding wood - warm and rich, with complex midrange and a very sweet high end.
We have a limited supply of this Sapele left, and are not sure when we'll be able to get more.
Our remaining sets are best suited to Terz, Parlor, and Gryphon instruments.
If you'd like to see something like this every time you pick up your guitar - don't wait too long...give us a call before it's all gone!
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