The Avante Gryphon has a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. The fretboard and bridge are rosewood and the neck is mahogany. It’s fitted with a piezo pickup with volume and tone controls that are adjustable through the soundhole. The nut measures 1 15/16” , a comfortable width for playing the doubled strings. The Gryphon is light-weight and it’s well balanced in your lap or on a strap. Includes a hardshell case.

The Avante Gryphon is one of our favorite guitars around here, and not just because it has a well chosen name. This small instrument has a unique tone with a natural chorus effect that recalls mandolin, bouzouki or the high strings of a 12-string guitar. Designed by Joe Veillette, the Gryphon has a short 18 1/8th-inch scale length and twelve strings that are tuned in six unison pairs. The Gryphon is designed for D tuning, basically the equivalent of capoing at the 10th fret of a guitar in standard tuning. When played with a flatpick, it’s easy to play mandolin-style parts and when fingerpicked it has a lovely,chiming bell-like sonority. You can put a capo on the second fret, which puts it a full ocate above standard tuning, making it perfect for doubling or layering parts in the studio or in jam sessions..

stock no. 56895

ModelAvante Gryphon, Black
TopSolid spruce
Back and sidesSolid mahogany
Frets to body13
Nut width1 29/32"
Scale length18.5"
Bridge spacing2 3/8"
Bridge materialRosewood
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialMahogany
CaseSemi-hard
BindingBlack
ElectronicsPiezo transducer and active preamp
InlaySide dots
Total frets21
FinishGloss body, satin neck
Serial NoP-1166
Weight3.96 lbs.