ELAN ACOUSTICS

VEILLETTE GUITARS MARCH 2021
IIn this issue we’ll take a look at the Elan Acoustic Guitar.
 
As always, we have some new and demo instruments you can see on our Available Now page including Veillette Woodstock instruments as well as Avante Gryphons

 
IN THE BEGINNING…

The Elan originated as the Penta, a name that refers to its being tuned up a fifth from standard tuning – High B to B. It was a collaboration with one of our dealers, David Butler of Terra Guitars. It was a variation on our Terz, tuned higher like a standard instrument capoed at the 7th fret.
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The first was a 7-string nylon version with a low F# string. Sinker Redwood top, Zircote back and sides, it sounded amazing.
We made a few more steel string instruments in 12 and 6 string versions and one made its way to George at Gruhn Guitars who liked it and asked us to make a couple more, which we did.
 
MAKING THE AVANTE ELAN
 
George was selling a lot of Avante Gryphons at the time and wanted an Avante version of the High B-B Elan. These Avante instruments are available exclusively at Gruhn Guitars.
 
Mahogany body and neck with Sitka spruce top. Available in 6 and 12 string versions, in Natural or Tobacco Burst finishes.
 
We’re offering Woodstock-built Elans as well, we hope to have a few available at the end of summer and will keep you posted.

CUSTOMERS
 
Two notable customers include Al Di Meola, shown here with his new Avante Elan with George Gruhn, and Vince Gill who played his custom Sinker Redwood/Walnut Elan while on tour with the Eagles.

Vince was also kind enough to make this video when he was at Gruhn Guitars recently extolling the benefits of the Elan.
If you’re interested in getting an Avante Elan 6 or 12 string, contact George or Rob Ruff at 615-256-2033 or go to guitars.com
 
The original 7 string nylon Penta is now available at Gruhn Guitars.
 
If you are curious about getting your own custom shop Elan, check out the Elan Acoustic page on our website or give us a call at 845-679-6154.

DEALS AND WHAT’S AVAILABLE NOW

We have a number of instruments for sale including recent builds, demos, and trade-ins as well as Avante Gryphons.
 
If you’re interested, take a look at the Available Now page on our website to get details and check out some videos.
 
You can buy any of these instruments directly from the website or give us a call.
 
The Veillette production team is available to answer questions or talk about what instrument is best for you. Contact us at 845-679-6154 or info@veilletteguitars.com

Be Well,
The Veillette team – Ande, Jimmy, Rod, and Joe