Veillette Guitars presents another new voice: the MK-IV Nylon-String Baritone Guitar. A classical-style (wider nut width and flat fingerboard) baritone guitar, tuned B to B, using a scale length (mensur) of 26 1/8 inches (66.35 cm) with a 24-fret fingerboard, the MK IV Bari Nylon offers a commanding presence with unparalleled depth and range. The baritone guitar is pitched between standard guitar and bass, similar to the cellos place in the violin family,
The MK IV Nylon-String Baritone Guitar is a compact, lightweight and well-balanced semi-solidbody acoustic/electric with a bolt-on, one-piece hard rock maple neck and 24-fret wenge fingerboard. A zero-fret allows for perfect intonation and easy experimenting with string gauges. Neck width at the nut is a comfortable 2 1/16 inches (5.25 cm). A unique neck joint arrangement provides remarkable stability while using a large machine bolt. The poplar body with figured maple top is cutaway for unimpeded upper fret access. Electronics feature the terrific Alvarez System 500A piezo-electric bridge transducer and preamp for pure acoustic tone at any volume without feedback. Controls include volume, midrange contour and 3-band active EQ, mounted on the top side of the body.
Exercising classical restraint and sophistication with no ornamentation (the essence of guitar), the Bari Nylon feels and sounds as good as it looks: vibrant and lively and remarkably responsive to dynamic nuance, projecting clear and balanced fundamentals with bright, sparkling harmonics and overtones, yet intimate and warm in quiet passages. The Bari Nylon is perfect for self-accompaniment, an inspirational songwriting and compositional tool, and offers infinite arrangement possibilities for soloists, guitar ensembles, combos, bands, orchestras and conjuntos playing any type of music: pop, jazz, classical, Latin or new world hybrids.
Rugged construction of quality materials, structural integrity and functional simplicity of design combine to create an innovative instrument with remarkable resonance and sustain. Rich acoustic tone and great feel make the Veillette MK IV Bari Nylon another inspirational tool for the serious musician. Standard-tuned MK-IV Nylon-String Guitar also available.
Veillette Guitars are hand-made by Joe Veillette in Woodstock, NY. A co-founder in the 1970s of Veillette-Citron Guitars, a former partner of Stuart Spector and maker of the Veillette "Shark" Electric Baritone Guitar, Joe Veillette was co-designer with Michael Tobias of the Alvarez Avante series of acoustic guitars, baritone guitars and basses, and is also the designer of the "Deep Six" line of bolt-on baritone conversion necks marketed by WD Products. Tristan Avakian (Lauryn Hill), Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Jeff Cook (Alabama), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band), John Sebastian, Ramon Stagnaro (Yanni), Eddie Van Halen, Brad Whitford and Joe Perry (Aerosmith) are just a few of the creative players who own and use Veillette instruments.
(Recommended strings: La Bella Professional Series Nylon Bass Guitar (Set BG-10) with wound 3rd string, or similar.)
Type of Instrument: Single-cutaway, semi-solidbody, electric/acoustic nylon string baritone guitar
Retail Price: $1850.00 gig bag included
Body: Poplar with figured maple top
Neck: Bolt-on, one-piece hard rock maple
Frets: 24 Nickel-silver
Nut: Zero fret
Bridge/Tailpiece: Dovetail-anchored wenge
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Gotohs
Electronics: Alvarez System 500A piezo-electric bridge transducer and preamp with active 3-band EQ, midrange contour and volume controls
Scale Length: 26 1/8"
Neck Width at Nut: 2 1/16"
Body Width: 12 1/4"
Body Depth: 2 1/16"
Total Length: 37 1/4"
Weight: 6 lbs.
Finish: Satin polyurethane
Color: Amber stain
Options: Left-handed (no extra charge), colors, finishes, fingerboard woods