Veillette Avante Gryphon High-Tuned 12-String Acoustic Guitar

Celestial, sparkling highs and a punchy midrange allow the Avante Gryphon to be played like a mandolin, but in a tuning that's familiar for guitarists.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Solid mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Solid spruce top Punchy, articulate and warm sound
Veillette Guitars takes great pride in offering guitarists a whole new tonality in an affordable package. Veillette Gryphons have found their way onto the biggest stages been and heard on some of the most listened-to recordings in the business. The Avante Gryphon continues in this tradition delivering the same exciting tonal personality: mandolin-like punch, with shimmering, naturally chorused top end character.

Celestial, sparkling highs and punchy mid-register allow the Avante Gryphon to shine in a wide range of applications. Guitarists can immediately play mandolin-style parts in a new high register without learning a new tuning. As a songwriting tool, for doubling or layering in studio, and even as a compact traveling companion, the Avante Gryphon is guaranteed to inspire.

The Avante Gryphon also excels as a guitarist-friendly alternative to traditional folk instruments like the bouzouki, mandocello, and Cuban tres and cuatro. With eye-catching small size and clean modern design, the Avante Gryphon stands apart from the crowded market of typical 6-strings, and offers a new and exciting alternative for any player looking to expand their range and versatility beyond the boundaries of their favorite guitar.


- Solid Spruce Top
- Solid Mahogany Back and Sides
- Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
- Piezo transducer and active preamp
- 18.5" Scale
- 32.5" Overall length

Avante instruments are equally at home on stage, in the studio, or in the read more most intimate acoustic setting.

Whether plugged in or acoustically, the Avante Gryphon is in a class by itself.
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- Tuning: D - G - C - F - A - D
- Back/Sides: Sapele Mahogany
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Binding: Ebony
- Fret Markers: Side Dots Only
- Tuner Finish: Black Chrome
- Scale: 18 1/8 in. (460.4 mm)
- Nut Width: 1 15/16 in. (49.3 mm)
- String Spacing: 2 3/8 in. (60.5 mm)
- Body Length: 15 1/8 in.
- Overall Length: 32 1/8 in.
- Upper Bout: 8 3/4 in.
- Lower Bout: 12 5/8 in.
- Body Depth @Neck Heel: 2 7/8 in.
- Body Depth @Tail Block: 3 9/16 in.
- Frets to body: 13
- Case: Original Soft - Gigbag
- Pickup: Piezo with Active Preamp and Volume and Tone Control
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 22 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VEI AG12 NAT
Tobacco Burst
Shipping Weight: 17 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 22 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VEI AG12 TB
Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 40 x 18 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VEI AG12 BLK