Four String Fretless acoustic bass.
Spruce top, koa back and sides, mahogony neck, ebony fingerboard and ebony bridge.
Light smoke finish.

An idle conversation with renowned US luthier Joe Veillette (pronounced “vay-ette”) about the lack of boutique American guitars available in the UK, led me to become his UK representative.

Joe and his three colleagues custom build a range of utterly fantastic stringed instruments – all hand made in Woodstock, New York State. Joe, a busy gigging musician himself, believes passionately that the  instruments he builds are for playing, not just for hanging on walls. That doesn’t stop him creating instruments of rare beauty however. They all sound and play like a dream too.

Have a look at the gallery alongside and at, and If you’re at all tempted, I'd be happy to talk you through the painless, although not inexpensive, process of making one of Joe’s remarkable instruments your own.