Veillette / Gryphon High 12 / Various / Guitar For Sale
Different string configurations, scales, tunings and body sizes present many different paths that can be taken. Our goal is for one of these paths to be a straight line from your creativity to the music that can emerge.
Though it's the smallest acoustic we make (and one of the smallest we've seen), the Acoustic Gryphon is no toy. Tuned to high D (2 frets lower than the 12th fret of a standard guitar) and tuned with mandolin-style unison courses, the Acoustic Gryphon's celestial, sparkling highs and punchy mid-register give it unique cut and punch, and an unusually wide range of applications. Guitarists will love being able to play mandolin-style parts in a new high register, and even guitar-mandolin doublers will find new horizons, like the ability to play guitar-like or fingerstyle patterns in a mandolin tonality.
The acoustic Gryphon's unique range comes from its 18.5" scale length and custom Gr-12 strings (gauges .008" to .042"). The Honduran mahogany back, sides, and neck, Sitka spruce top, and Pau Ferro bridge and fingerboard result in a tonally balanced, responsive, and beautiful instrument.