Veillette Terz 12
The Terz 12 is a hybrid that combines elements of tenor guitars, classic 12-strings, mandocellos, and the Gryphon high-tuned 12.
Tuned up to G or A, and tuned with pairs on every course, the Terz 12 has volume, sparkle, and character (acquiring the nickname "Terzilla"), according to the company. The range makes this a tool for layering over standard guitars, doubling or mimicking mandolin or bouzouki parts, or for playing solo in an intriguing sonic middle ground.
The unison courses produce a chorus effect that make the Terz 12 sound like an orchestra of traditional and ethnic instruments rolled into one package.
Pricing & Availability
Starting at $3720 retail, the Terz 12 is handmade in Veillette Guitars' Woodstock NY workshop. Veillette builds a full line of acoustic and electric guitars and basses, with extensive custom shop capability. Customers include Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Neal Schon, Joe Perry, Eddie Van Halen, "Skunk" Baxter, Colin Hay, Keller Williams, and many more.
Check out www.veilletteguitars.com for more details.
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