Avante By Veillette
Avante by Veillette Gryphon
Available Now at Select ESP Dealers
In January 2019, ESP Guitars became the distributor for one of the most unique and inspirational performing and songwriting tools that’s ever been made. You'll most definitely want to try out the Avante by Veillette Gryphon, a completely distinctive instrument that’s like no other.
The Gryphon is a “High-D” short-scale fretted instrument that is set up similarly to a guitar, allowing you to use the same familiar chord shapes and scales that you already know, but is tuned to a high D note (the equivalent to the 10th fret of a standard guitar). Also, the Gryphon has 12-strings, with six sets of unison courses similar to a mandolin. The result is celestial, sparkling highs and punchy mid-register, giving the Gryphon unique cut and punch. A wide range of artists have been using the Gryphon for many years, including respected players like Vince Gill, John Sebastian, Kaki King, and many others.
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The Gryphon is made by Veillette Guitars and its renowned founder, luthier Joe Veillette. Joe got into guitar building in the early 1970s, and spent the mid part of that decade in a partnership with Harvey Citron, creating the well-known Veillette-Citron Guitar brand. He went on to partner with respected instrument designers Stuart Spector, Michael Tobias, and others. Joe has been an active performing and recording musician for over five decades, with an impressive list of album credits.
Where to Buy
The Avante by Veillette Gryphon is available now at these select dealers: