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FV12TB - Trembesi Venus 12 String Cut/Electro SRP: £969.00

FV12TB - Trembesi Venus 12 String Cut/Electro
FV12TB - Trembesi Venus 12 String Cut/Electro FV12TB - Trembesi Venus 12 String Cut/Electro

Model Overview

The Venus is the now iconic shape that brought Faith Guitars to the consciousness of so many players over the years. The combination of a 15" lower bout and a slimmer depth of body looks to classic OM or Auditorium body-shapes for inspiration, and makes the Venus the perfect compromise.

It is still big enough to deliver a big acoustic performance, yet remains small enough for the player to jump around on stage with no problem

Faith Trembesi instruments are a relatively recent addition to the Faith range. Indigenous to Indonesia – where the Faith workshops are based – this beautifully grained, exotic Trembesi wood sits comfortably between the tonal offerings of Mahogany and Rosewood.

Using Engelmann Spruce for the top and Solid Indonesian Trembesi for the back and sides, each guitar looks quite traditional until the exotic timber is revealed upon closer inspection. Trembesi series guitars will respond well to strumming and finger-style techniques alike, with the frequency curve starting high, dipping a little and rising once more toward the top. The resulting sound is remarkably loud and responsive with evenly balanced harmonics.

Specification

Top Wood Solid Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood Solid Indonesian Trembesi
Side Wood Solid Indonesian Trembesi
Binding Solid Rosewood
Bracing Material Quarter-Sawn Spruce
Bracing Pattern Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design
Rosette 5mm Abalone with Fibre Border
Neck Mahogany
Neck Finish Satin
Neck Joint Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design
Fingerboard Macassan Figured Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 16"
Fingerboard Inlays Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret
Machine Head Grover Rotomatic Gold
Trussrod 2 Way
Nut / Saddle TUSQ (PQ-6116)/(PQ-9110)
Nut Width Nut 47mm / String Spacing 57mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type Gloss Top / Satin Back and Sides
Preamp / Pickup Fishman INK3 Preamp with undersaddle pickup
Hardcase Included

Dimensions


Upper bout290mm
Lower bout385mm
Depth at neck100mm
Depth at base115mm
Body Length490mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length645mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch

UserReviews

99.3%
of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 1303 online registrations.
"This is a truly beautiful musical instrument. Aesthetically glorious, beautifully set up (thanks Lee!) and with its well thought through neck profile it's very easy to play- as easy as any of my six strings in fact. The smaller body size helps to make the 12 string sound easily controllable. Amplified through my Boss singer amp it sounds glorious. This is an instrument that is full of personality and beauty, Some instruments that you own you find a name for very quickly. This guitar is one of those."
Tony 
United Kingdom
on 16/02/2019
"hervorragende Bespielbarkeit, sehr guter Preis, gute Hlzer, perfektes Aussehen"
Martin 
Germany
on 15/12/2018
"Great guitar! My Venus 12-String is beautifully made with lovely wood and high quality fittings. It does have a relatively small body compared to a full-size "dreadnought" style but, allowing for this, it has great acoustic sound. The neck, not surprisingly for a 12-string, feels "full" in the hand, but not unpleasantly so, and I can happily play fairly complex finger-picked parts on this guitar. The installed pickup system is more than good enough for my needs and the built-in tuner is simple but very helpful for tweaking the tuning on-the-go (particularly good for a 12-string). The case is well-made too. My only reservation is that this guitar really is a little bit neck-heavy: the Faith headstock looks good but is relatively large with quite a bit of extra wood beyond the tuning machines and on a 12-string, with six tuners per side, this makes for rather a lot of mass at the far end of the neck compared to the weight of the body. It doesn't reduce my enjoyment of the guitar but I'm aware of it, particularly when standing with the guitar on a strap. The simple solution of using a strap with a rough suede backing adds a bit of friction and stops the strap sliding across my shoulder, preventing the headstock from heading floorwards! I spent quite some time looking at a number of electroacoustic 12-string guitars before I settled on a purchase and I have no regrets about buying the FV12TB. I am genuinely very happy with this instrument! (I was all set to buy a brand new one when I stumbled across a virtually unused second-hand instrument for a price that was too good to miss!)"
Bruce 
United Kingdom
on 28/04/2018
"Brilliant!"
Duncan 
United Kingdom
on 25/12/2017
"I think it is fantastic and it has been set up to perfection by richards guitars,i could not be happier with my purchase."
Barry 
United Kingdom
on 20/12/2017
"Great guitar lovely tone"
Karl 
United Kingdom
on 03/11/2017
"Stunning!
Right out of box tuned up and plays perfect.
Action,sound and finish A1.
So impressed bought another Faith.Drop shoulder.
Easily comparable to my Spira and Taylor.
Quarter of the price.
Thanks"
Robert 
Australia
on 04/08/2017
"I love it. I've never enjoyed playing a 12 string til this one. Brilliant sound and feel. Sounds awesome amplified. Really well built. The luthier who set it up for me was impressed too, so that's good enough for me."
Paul 
Australia
on 2016
"Beautiful tone with a rounded mellow bottom end. Seems to be perfectly balanced when I support the guitar with one finger under the area of the forward strap peg. I like the action which is low and it seems easy to play with a comfortable feel to the neck/fret board. Lovely affordable guitar with a great finish, i look forward to playing it live in the months ahead."
Lee 
United Kingdom
on 13/02/2017

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