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Solid Engelmann Spruce Top & Solid Indonesian Mahogany Body
The Faith Naked Venus features an entire solid wood construction for a superior tone and incredible dynamic response. Its solid engelmann spruce top yields crisp articulation and slightly richer mid-range than sitka spruce. The solid top's smooth tone provides a versatile soundboard that is able to accommodate numerous genres and techniques with equal ease, from fingerpicking styles to heavier strumming patterns. Furthermore, the solid engelmann spruce top is paired with Indonesian mahogany back and sides that add warmth, resonance and plenty of emphasis to the bass and trebles, providing the player with a rich, complex, and full-bodied sound that is more well-known as the 'classic' acoustic voice.
Mahogany Neck & Indonesian Ebony Fingerboard
With a neck constructed from mahogany, the Naked Venus 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 an Indonesian 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.
Faith took their inspiration for the Venus from auditorium sized guitars and created their own iconic Venus shape that provides the player with easy, comfortable playability and versatile sonic performance. Additionally, the Venus shape is also an idyllic all-purpose guitar that offers a balanced and articulate response with great volume and projection, equally-suited to both fingerpicking and strumming. Furthermore, to add to the comfortable playability, the Faith Naked Venus also has a venetian cutaway profile which offers easy access to upper frets, allowing the player to perform more technical skills without being restricted higher up the fingerboard.
Faith's 'Naked' Appearance
All of the guitars within Faith's Naked series have stripped back cosmetics, resulting any unnecessary finishes and non-essential dressings being replaced with a 2-stage satin finish. With a 2-stage satin finish all over, the guitar offers a natural and eye-catching look as well as an enhanced tone. In addition, its entire satin finish leaves the tonewoods completely unrestricted, providing the player with superb resonance and a sound that is up and beyond what is expected at this price range. Furthermore, this stunning Naked Venus model has a hand-rubbed satin stain with a thru-black finish complemented by black hardware and a beautiful abalone rosette that glistens delightfully against the natural, thru-black finish.
Equipped with Fishman electronics, the Faith Naked Venus becomes an idyllic guitar for the performing musician. Fitted with a Fishman Sonicore pickup, the Venus's stunning nuances are faithfully picked-up with optional tone shaping. Furthermore, the IsysT preamp features controls for volume, contour and phase, as well as an on-board tuner. With all this, the player is able to perform live within multiple venues and studio environments, as well as being able to tune the guitar on-the-go, whether plugged-in or acoustically.
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 your guitar, and a rich, beautifully balanced tone with superb volume, 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
- Ideal all-purpose guitar due to Venus body
- Equipped with Fishman electronics for optional amplified performance, ideal for the performing musician
- Patrick James Eggle bracing for a richer, louder acoustic voice
- Faith precision machineheads for precise and easy tuning
- Stripped back cosmetics and 2-stage satin finish for an unrestricted resonant movement
- Abalone rosette and mother of pearl F inlay for added aesthetic appeal
- Thru-black finish and matching black hardware, perfect for the player with an edgy, rock-ready vibe
Body & Bridge
- Top Material: Solid Engelmann Spruce
- Body Material: Solid Indonesian Mahogany
- Body Type: Venus - Auditorium
- Bridge Type: Indonesian Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Abalone Dot
- Bracing Material: Quarter-Sawn Spruce
- Bracing Pattern: Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design
- Finish: 2-Stage Satin
- Colour: Thru-Black
- Rosette: 2 mm Abalone
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Neck Joint: Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design
- Fingerboard Material: Indonesian Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 16''
- Fingerboard Inlay: 'F' Logo 12th Fret
- Nut Material: NuBone
- Nut Width: 43 mm
Hardware & Electronics
- Hardware Colour: Black
- Tuning Machines: Faith Precision
- Pickup: Fishman Sonicore
- Preamp: Fishman IsysT
- Preamp Controls: Volume/Tuner/Phase/Contour