Veillette Avante Baritone 12 Retro Burst
Baritone 12-string guitars have long been a Veillette specialty. The deep body and offset soundholes of the Avante baritones work very well to let the lower frequencies speak clearly. The 26.1" scale length is optimally matched to the custom-designed string set. In conjunction with the use of a zero-fret, the result is flawless intonation and playability that rivals most standard-tuned guitars.
A hallmark of almost all Veillette acoustics, the offset soundholes particularly favor Baritone guitar construction. The greater structural strength of the continuous grain between bridge and neck allows us to make the bracing lighter and less rigid, and lets the whole top be lighter and more responsive without losing strength. This is especially important for Baritone instruments, and gives them outstanding bottom-end power and clarity.
Informed by years of experiments and refinements, our Avante Baritone guitars are designed from the ground up to be a fully independent and equally useful counterpart to the standard-tuned guitar — every detail, from intonation and string tension, scale length, and body construction, has been fine-tuned to work in concert, producing a deeply satisfying and inviting guitar.