Veillette Avante Guitars
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Avante Gryphon®

Veillette Guitars takes great pride in offering guitarists a whole new tonality in an affordable package.

With celestial, sparkling highs and punchy mid-register, the Avante Gryphon® 12-string shines in a wide range of applications. The strings are tuned as 6 unison pairs, tuned up to D (10 frets higher than standard). Guitarists can immediately play mandolin-style parts in a new high register without learning a new tuning. A capo on the second fret puts it a full octave above standard 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.

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Gryphon 12-string
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The Avante Gryphon® also excels as a guitarist-friendly alternative to traditional folk instruments like the bouzouki, mandocello, Cuban tres and Puerto Rican cuatro.


  • Clear Finish
  • Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
  • 18-1/8" Scale Length
  • 14" Fingerboard Radius
  • 1-15/16" Neck Width at Nut
  • 21 Frets
  • 12-5/8" Wide at Lower Bout
  • 31-3/4" Overall Length
  • Piezo Pickup/preamp
  • Master Volume and Tone Controls in Soundhole
  • Hipshot Tuners
  • Black Hardware
  • Weight 3 lbs, 15 oz.
  • Handcrafted in Korea
Avante instruments are equally at home on stage, in the studio, or in the most intimate acoustic setting.

Whether plugged in or acoustically, the Avante Gryphon® is in a class by itself.