Avante By Veillette

John Sebastian & The Avante Gryphon

Thursday, 7 April 2016  |  Dave Good

American singer-songwriter, guitarist and folk/blues legend., JOHN SEBASTIAN with his Avante Gryphon at a recent visit to the Veillette Guitars workshop in Woodstock, NY.

The Lovin' Spoonful founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is a huge fan of the unique high-strung 12 string...  as he enthuses, "Oh man, it's so much fun. I was playing notes that I didn't know that I knew!".

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Brian May & The Veillette Avante Gryphon

Friday, 1 January 2016  |  Dave Good

The latest musician to be smitten with an Avante is Acoustic Centre regular, Brian May, pictured here with the amazing Gryphon.

Designed by veteran American luthier Joe Veillette, this striking, travel sized, electro-acoustic 12-string plays just like a regular guitar but - tuned to high D - delivers a lush, colourful, mandolin-like sound with a shimmering, naturally chorused top end character.

Describing the instrument as "a joy in itself", Dr. May has been using the Gryphon in the studio for a new project with Kerry Ellis.

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