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Solid Mahogany Construction
The Faith Mars Mahogany Drop Shoulder Dreadnought offers an all-mahogany construction, with a solid top, sides, and back that provide the player with a full-bodied, rich-sounding acoustic guitar. Its beautifully figured solid top has a natural compression that produces strong fundamentals with a clear, direct focus. Additionally, its solid back and sides add resonance and a distinct warmth to the guitar's sound, whilst producing a punchy, woody, meaty tonality and emphasis within the mid-range. Furthermore, with its entire solid-wood construction, the Faith Mars Acoustic offers natural resonance and will perform particularly well when attacked with blues, roots, and slide techniques.
The Faith Mars Acoustic features a classic drop-shoulder dreadnought body, which offers superb volume and projection while maintaining tonal balance across the sonic-spectrum. This all-rounder of an acoustic guitar is able to accommodate genres including rock, pop, country, blues, bluegrass, folk and much more, as well as being equally suited to fingerpicking and strumming. Its bigger body has more room for sound to reverberate and combined with Patrick James Eggle's bracing, the Naked Mars provides the player with a rich, full-bodied acoustic voice that also acts as an ideal vocal accompaniment. Furthermore, the bold and commanding dreadnought body offers a comfortable playing experience for those more comfortable with bigger bodied guitars whilst its drop-shoulder design provides added comfort and easier playability.
Mahogany Neck & Macassan Figured Ebony Fingerboard
With a neck constructed from mahogany, the Mars Mahogany Drop Shoulder offers a quick and dynamic response with plenty of warmth and resonance. Mahogany's nature allows it to respond superbly to numerous playing styles and techniques with ease, perfect for getting creative and unleashing true potential. Furthermore, the neck is topped with a Macassan figured ebony fingerboard that adds ringing sustain, plenty of bite and a bright sizzle to the guitar's overall tone. For added aesthetic appeal, the fingerboard also features Faith's majestic 'F' logo placed on the 12th fret and inlaid in mother of pearl for an elegant look.
Patrick James Eggle Bracing
The Patrick James Eggle X-brace design and is made from quarter-sawn spruce, offering reinforced structure with enhanced tone and volume. Bracing serves two purposes, to stop the guitar from collapsing under string tension, and to shape the guitar's sound. The Patrick James Eggle X-brace design forms an X shape that intersects just behind the sound hole, giving support and stability to the guitar with a rich, beautifully balanced tone and superb projection.
Patrick James Eggle & Faith
Patrick James Eggle had a major input to the design of many of the Faith family and built his first guitar at the age of fifteen as a school project. By the time he had completed it, he was already completely dissatisfied by the outcome of his project, and decided to pull it apart and start again from scratch. This started a life long obsession which lead him to fame and has now gained an incredible reputation among collectors and players for his uncompromising quality and amazing eye for a tasteful design. His commitment to producing guitars of the highest quality tone, finish, and playability is extremely popular. Faith was created in 2002 by an exclusive group of veteran guitar specialists, led by the legend himself Patrick James Eggle. He has trained each new staff member in hand-building and hand-finishing techniques that have characterised Patrick James Eggle guitars for decades.
With workshops located in West Java, Indonesia, Faith have dedicated their working lives to both sustainable and ethical manufacturing processes, and are extremely conscious of environmental and human resource concerns. Each Faith model is produced in accordance with this vision and radiates the elegance of craftsmanship and superior tonal sounds for which Patrick James Eggle's designs are so well known.
- All-solid wood construction for a rich sonic performance
- Mahogany build produces rich overtones and harmonics, perfect for a mic'd up studio session
- Dreadnought body offers superb volume and projection, perfect for a loud acoustic performance
- Faith's mahogany models all produce a clear tone which is sweet and woody with mid-range emphasis
- Grover rotomatic machineheads for precise and easy tuning
- Chrome hardware, ebony buttons, mother of pearl F inlay and abalone rosette provides an eye-catching appearance
Body & Bridge
- Top Material: Solid Mahogany
- Body Material: Solid Mahogany
- Body Type: Drop Shoulder Dreadnought
- Bridge Material: Macassan Figured Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Abalone Dots
- Bracing: Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design
- Bracing Material: Quarter-Sawn Spruce
- Finish: PU-Lacquer High Gloss
- Colour: Natural
- Rosette: Abalone
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Neck Joint: Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design
- Fingerboard Material: Macassan Figured Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 16''
- Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret
- Nut: TUSQ
- Nut Width: 43 mm
- Scale Length: 650 mm
Hardware & Accessories
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic w/ Ebony Buttons
- Case: Hard Case Included