Offered for sale:
Used Avante Gryphon Hi-D 12 string serial number P-887.
This Avante Gryphon Hi-D 12 string by Veillette Guitars is in excellent condition showing very limited playing time. The bridge started to lift and Joe Veillette himself did the reglue (his facility is not far from us).
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 1/8” scale with a nut width of 1 15/16” and a fretboard radius of 14”.
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 the exacting standards of the Veillette facility in Woodstock NY.
If you are always looking for something different in an instrument consider this beauty!
Hard bag included.
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