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#2452086 - 11/24/12 06:22 PM Veilletti Gryphon12
Bill@Welcome Home Studios Offline
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I saw Dave Mathews using this cool instrument, so I looked it up.

http://www.veilletteguitars.com/acoustic_gryphon.shtml

when I first found it, there were two short scale lengths offered, but they seem to have dropped one of them recently. Still, it is offered as a 6 or 12 string, and it is also available as a part of a doublenecked instrument, along with a standard length neck. Pretty cool, especially in the red sunburst. I'd love one of these, but my days of buying $4200 guitars is gone.
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#2452105 - 11/24/12 11:04 PM Re: Veilletti Gryphon12 [Re: Bill@Welcome Home Studios]
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Veilettes are niiiice...so I hear! grin.

They're on the "If I win the lottery" section of my G.A.S. list.
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#2452131 - 11/25/12 09:43 AM Re: Veilletti Gryphon12 [Re: Bill@Welcome Home Studios]
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A friend of mine just commissioned a Veillette 5 string short scale bass, low E to high C. He has several custom (hugely expensive) Alembics, but he's pretty much only playing the Veillette these days. They are pretty great instruments I hear.
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#2452132 - 11/25/12 09:59 AM Re: Veilletti Gryphon12 [Re: Scott Fraser]
whitefang Offline
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What an interesting instrument. I'll have to locate any local dealers and try one out.

Of course, owning one is out of the question...
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#2452146 - 11/25/12 11:27 AM Re: Veilletti Gryphon12 [Re: whitefang]
p90jr Offline
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remember the Robin Octave electrics from the 80s?



they might be a 6 string equivalent of this (tuned like standard 12th fret up) that can be found for cheap.

Last time I saw one on eBay it went for $599.

Mitch Easter makes use of one in this song as the main guitar part, doubled with what sounds like maybe a Nashville-tuned acoustic... live it was pretty awesome sounding.


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#2452304 - 11/26/12 10:14 AM Re: Veilletti Gryphon12 [Re: p90jr]
Caevan O'Shite Offline
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Cool. I could really dig one of those...
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#2452439 - 11/27/12 07:58 AM Re: Veillette Gryphon12 [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
popcritic Offline
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My daughter Kaki King has one. Here's a recent video interview she did for MusicRadar where she discusses and plays several of her stage guitars, beginning with the Gryphon 12:

http://nwoag.com/kaki-kings-guitars/

Best to all--

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#2452450 - 11/27/12 08:24 AM Re: Veillette Gryphon12 [Re: popcritic]
Dannyalcatraz Offline
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Damn!

I need to go to the store and buy more talent.
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#2458864 - 12/28/12 04:10 PM Re: Veillette Gryphon12 [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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#2458893 - 12/28/12 07:53 PM Re: Veillette Gryphon12 [Re: The Geoff]
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Originally Posted By: The Geoff
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Yeah...
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#2458972 - 12/29/12 10:44 AM Re: Veillette Gryphon12 [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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