For Sale Veillette Short Scale 5 (beyond the Mouse)

about 3 years ago
For Sale Veillette Short Scale 5 (beyond the Mouse)
Price
$1,800.00
Brand
Rob Allen
Seller
richnota
Available on
TalkBass
Location
New York
Description

Price:
1800
Strings:
4
Fretless:
Y
Location:
New York
Could it be the great Piezo Posse Plunder. I'm selling the house! No choice but to sell off.
Custom Veillette 30" five string (like Rob Allen mouse).
For Sale: $1800 Paypal CONUS. No trades.
Veillette short scale 30" fretless five. Custom made in Woodstock NY.
Beyond beautiful. Perfect sound from first position to all the way up that c string.
An amazing instrument. Chambered body, quilted maple top, gray/tan/blue color. Lined Pau ferro fingerboard. IMO one of the most gorgeous feeling and playing necks ever put on a bass: Simply perfect.
Short scale (30"). Pure sound. Active buffer/pre with passive tone control is useful and musical throughout its range.
Can get woody, upright sounds (ala a Rob Allen Mouse) but offers more variation. Also has that magic 5th string that you're never going to get on a Mouse.
According to Veillette:
With all the lively midrange growl of a fine classical guitar's bass strings, a huge natural low-end, and effortless playability, the Minotaur Nylon-string bass is a very different and inspiring new beast.
Strung with Labella tape wounds, E-C.
Despite being one of the highlights of my piezo posse, I'm trying to streamline my collection. I have a Veillette singlecut that I play more often.
COLOR CORRECTION. Photos show a bit more "blue"--actual finish has more grey.