Veillette Guitars debuts Flyer Electric-Acoustic Bass

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  1. TalkBass

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    Continuing in their tradition of innovative and useful new instrument concepts, Veillette Guitars is proud to introduce their “Flyer” Electric-Acoustic bass. Inspired by the same design goals as their Flyer guitars, Veillette’s Flyer Bass seeks to strike a new balance between the acoustic and electric worlds, in a comfortable and practical instrument that appeals to both.
    Built with bent sides and a floating top and back, the Flyer bass delivers a truly acoustic tone, feel, and response. The custom wooden bridge and tailpiece further contribute to the organic tone and vibe.

    Extra-thick maple sides and solid maple back make the Flyer Bass sturdy and road-ready, without the fragility of a full-size acoustic. The braced Sitka Spruce top is radiused across the face of the bass, adding strength and improving comfort. With its 14” body width and full 34” scale, the Flyer Bass feels familiar and approachable.

    The strength of the radiused top, combined with the ultra-rigid side construction, gives the Flyer Bass a clean and well-defined attack that is often lacking from large acoustic bass guitars. Notes start quickly and precisely, and remain clear and distinct even when played quickly. Compared to the “spongy” and “slow” feel and response common to many acoustic basses, the Flyer has speed and punch.

    A high-fidelity 18v active piezo system gives the Flyer a tremendous, full-range amplified tone that rivals the best acoustic basses – responsive, sensitive, and natural-sounding, with an incredibly authentic “acoustic” personality. Unplugged, the Flyer Bass is great for practice or intimate settings.
    At just under 5 lbs., the Flyer is also 30-50% lighter than most electric basses – comfortable and inviting for long sets, and an ideal companion for travel. The Veillette Flyer Bass starts at $3955 retail.

    Veillette Guitars are handmade in Woodstock, NY. Veillette’s long list of clients and players includes Billy Sheehan, Stefan Lessard, Mike Gordon, Michael Anthony, Joey DeMaio, Kasim Sulton, and Dave Holland.
    For more information, please contact:
    Veillette Guitars
    2628 Route 212
    Woodstock, NY
    12498
    Ph/Fax: 845-679-6154
    Web: http://www.veilletteguitars.com

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  2. BassandBass

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    seems awesome, too bad I could barely afford 1/10th of it

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