This Avante Gryphon Hi-D 12 string by Viellette Guitars is brand new and a completely unique instrument.
Featuring a solid Spruce top, solid Mahogany back and sides, a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard and Rosewood bridge, 32.5” overall length and an 18.5” scale.
Gryphons offer players a whole new tonality with mandolin-like punch, and a shimmering, naturally chorused top end character. Guitarists can immediately play mandolin-style parts in a new high register without learning a new tuning and even mandolin players will discover new horizons, including the ability to play guitar-like or fingerstyle patterns in a mandolin tonality and range.
As a songwriting tool, for doubling or layering in studio, its bell-like high end can be the perfect addition to a track. Even as a compact traveling companion this instrument excels as a guitarist-friendly alternative to traditional folk instruments like the bouzouki, mandocello, and Cuban tres and cuatro.
Gryphons are designed for D tuning (equivalent to the 10th fret of a standard guitar). This unique range is made possible by its short scale length and custom strings. The Gryphon can be tuned to Hi-E or capoed at the 2nd fret for E tuning but using the Hi-D inversions definitely gives it a very unique voicing.
Handcrafted in Korea under exclusive license to Veillette. This instrument maintains their exacting standards and shipped to us directly from the Veillette facility in Woodstock NY.
If you are always looking for something different in an instrument consider this one.
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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. Most stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS Ground service for $50.00 to $100.00 for the 48 Contiguous states. (Overnight Red Label is also available). Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use Fex Ex Great Rates service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.
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