Pre Owned Veillette Acoustic Electric Grand 16" Baritone 12-String Light Red Burst With Gig Bag
Original price $ 1,999.99 - Original price $ 1,999.99
$ 1,999.99 - $ 1,999.99
Current price $ 1,999.99
We just took in a very unique and special instrument - a Veillette Baritone 12-String. Handcrafted in Woodstock, NY by legendary luthier Joe Veillette, it's an absolutely amazing guitar. Veillette Guitars are a modern marvel, combining old school building with modern techniques to create a unique line of instruments that are artistic styled tools for musicians.
The Grand 16" is the largest soundbox Veillette builds, not counting our acoustic basses. It's very well suited to the Baritone 12-string platform that has long been one of their specialties. The extra body depth and airspace let the lower frequencies speak clearly, and the scale lengths are optimally matched to the custom-designed string set, for flawless intonation and playability that rivals most standard-tuned guitars. The mahogany body and sitka spruce top make this instrument sound absolutely amazing.
A hallmark of almost all Veillette acoustics, the offset soundholes particularly favor Baritone guitar construction. The greater structural strength of the continuous grain between bridge and neck allows us to make the bracing lighter and less rigid, and lets the whole top be lighter and more responsive without losing strength. This is especially important for Baritone instruments, and gives them outstanding bottom-end power and clarity. The offset soundholes also naturally reduce the chances of onstage feedback, since the air movement through the holes does not directly excite the strings.
Informed by years of experiments and refinements, Veillette Baritone guitars are designed from the ground up to be a fully independent and equally useful counterpart to the standard-tuned guitar — every detail, from intonation and string tension, scale length, and body construction, has been fine-tuned to work in concert, producing a deeply satisfying and inviting guitar.
The guitar is in excellent condition. It has been vetted and setup to play perfectly by the techs in our shop (very important for a 12-string baritone line this). Everything is original on the guitar. It comes with a complimentary and gig bag as well.
This is one of the cooler guitars in our store right now. We've been a Veillette dealer for many years, and they are very hard to get, so we were thrilled to see this one come through the door. We'll be sad to see it go back out there, which we have a feeling will be quite soon!
Serial # 486
Includes Gig Bag