Worked on restoring this last week. The Veelah brand is from Taiwan and made in China.
This V6 is one of the higher-tier model that features solid top and back construction along with plenty of wood bindings all around. This one is the V6-DCE which denotes a dreadnought cutaway with LR Baggs Elements VTC.
It’s got a solid Engelmann top with solid rosewood back. Sides are still laminates probably because they are easier to work with. Doesn’t look like bookmatched back from the photo above.
Other niceties include fully bound fingerboard, body and headstock. Plus a beautiful rosewood and koa rosette. Yes, the thinner outer ring at the rosette is koa. Fretboard and bridge are ebony. All nice woods here on the guitar.
All guitars get special TLC from Guitarbear. This one needs some attention because previous owner doesn’t believe in cleaning his guitars. 🙂
Let’s work on the fretboard. Can you see which part just got some steel wool and Ax Wax?
And we got a nicely moisturised board here. Shiny frets included. Just look at the beautiful mahogany binding with white purfling lines.
Plenty of dust and grime to remove.
Tuners were removed and thoroughly cleaned and polished.
It’s worth mentioning that we got gold Grovers that come stock on this model. Not too bad at all.
Body was given a special treatment with EternaShine Scratch Remover, plus final polish from Music Nomad ONE.
Nut slots lubed with pencil lead and we’re almost there.
Restrung with fresh Elixirs and this one is really nice.
The TUSQ saddle may be swapped out for bone soon but it will do just nice for now.
Milo was my assistant for this project. She wants to hear this one side-by-side with my No.1.
Here’s a look at the rosette. I’m loving the koa and rosewood combi.
Who likes some mahogany body bindings?
Not sure if this will stay, but it definitely holds its own among many other guitars.