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Veillette Grand 16" Baritone 12 String Acoustic Electric Guitar Cherry Sunburst with Case

SKU 04VEI010
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Original price $ 4,449.99 - Original price $ 4,449.99
Original price
$ 4,449.99
$ 4,449.99 - $ 4,449.99
Current price $ 4,449.99

Veillette Guitars are crafted by Joe Veillette, Ande Chase, and Jimmy Eppard in Woodstock, NY: a collective of players and performers with a shared vision of what instruments should accomplish. While they prize high-quality constructions, elite materials, and fine designs, these elements are secondary to the music-making goals they strive to meet. At Veillette Guitars, they create tools for musicians.

Baritone 6 and 12-string guitars have long been a Veillette specialty. The deep body and offset soundholes  work very well to let the lower frequencies speak clearly. The scale lengths (27.6" for Baritone 6 and 26.1" for Baritone 12) are optimally matched to the custom-designed string set. In conjunction with the use of a zero-fret, the result is flawless intonation and playability that rivals most standard-tuned guitars.

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 them 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. 

Informed by years of experiments and refinements, Veillette's 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.