FECV12 - Eclipse Venus 12 String Cut/Electro - Stereo SRP: £929.00

FECV12 - Eclipse Venus 12 String Cut/Electro - Stereo
FECV12 - Eclipse Venus 12 String Cut/Electro - Stereo FECV12 - Eclipse Venus 12 String Cut/Electro - Stereo

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 Eclipse series were conceived as 'stage guitars': instruments that offered workhorse functionality and optimum performance capability. Using the same structure and tonewood combination as the Natural Series - Spruce and Mahogany - the Eclipse models are finished with a Black stain and a clear PU lacquer all over. The lacquer serves to control the tonewood resonance a little, resulting in a more predictable and focussed tone when performing on stage. 

Further to their aesthetic appeal, Eclipse models feature solid Flamed Maple binding as well as using Macassan Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, headplate and heelcap. 

This model is fitted with Shadow L4020HEX Stereo Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex Pickup electronics. 

From mid-2017, Faith Guitars will begin shipping with Fishman electronics. Find out more HERE.

https://www.faithguitars.com/electronics

Specification

Top Wood Solid Engelmann Spruce (Black Gloss)
Back Wood Solid Mahogany (Black Gloss)
Side Wood Solid Mahogany (Black Gloss)
Binding Solid Flamed Maple
Bracing Material Quarter-Sawn Spruce
Bracing Pattern Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design
Rosette 5mm Abalone with Fibre Border
Neck Mahogany (Black)
Neck Finish Gloss Black
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 Chrome
Trussrod 2 Way
Nut / Saddle TUSQ / Shadow Hex Saddle System
Nut Width Nut 47mm / String Spacing 57mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type Gloss Black Top, Back and Sides
Preamp / Pickup Shadow L4020HEX Stereo Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex 6 Pickup
Hardcase Included

Dimensions


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

UserReviews

"Fantastic. Plays and sounds great. Neck width is perfect for my fat fingers. A joy to play. Thought the head was bit heavy at first, but soon got used to it. No problems."
Gerry Luby
United Kingdom
on 28/08/2017
"This is my 4th Faith guitar. I own other guitar brands but as you can tell I am a big fan of your products! They are simply a joy to play."
George Porteous
United Kingdom
on 04/02/2017
"Love it"
John Earnshaw
United Kingdom
on 5th May 2016
"Just got it home. Tuning was a doddle. Sounds are rich with great tonal quality. Hope to learn to play now :)<br />rn"
Ian Mackenzie
United Kingdom
on 12/04/2016
"Beautifully made and finished guitar. Lovely to play and a fantastic sound. This is a top quality instrument that I think is superior to many far more expensive guitars."
Nick Moxey
United Kingdom
on 30/03/2016
"Brought it from The Fellowship of Acoustics BV, Nederland via E-Bay and know it will be brilliant when it arrives!! I already have a Naked Venus 6 string which I love."
Andy Taylor
United Kingdom
on 20/01/2016
"Quality build, excellent electrics, smooth action and the perfect jangly tones make this guitar sound like a 12-string should. You can keep your Ovations. This Faith Eclipse is THE 12-string for me!"
Bill Turner
United Kingdom
on 02/12/2015
"As an owner of both Martin and Taylor acoustic guitars I think Faith guitars are extremely well built and represent superb value for money"
Stephen Davies
United Kingdom
on 08/12/2015
"I was looking for a 12-string and Millers Music recommended Faith. I tried a few other brands as well but settled with Faith eventually narrowing it down to the Venus Eclipse having also tried several of your other 12-string models. I love the way it looks, I love the feel of the guitar and I love the sound. The sustain seems to go on for ever. It is so easy to play, much easier than my existing 6-string of another brand. Somehow the combination of action, neck width and neck thickness are just perfect for me."
David Brown
United Kingdom
on 03/12/2015
"It's so beautifully made sounds beautiful, looks beautiful, so I guess it's beautiful, this is a dream guitar for me at 65yrs old, thank you."
Alun Lee
United Kingdom
on 16/09/2015
"Perfect guitar;<br /> most beautiful 12 string!"
Frank ADAM
Belgium
on 12/07/2015
"Fantastic! "
Rupert Austin
United Kingdom
on 16/11/2012
"I love everything about this guitar, build quality, finish, sound, playability. For the money what a guitar. It's as easy to play up by the twelfth fret as it is at the first. The preamp allows for multiple sound settings. Very happy with my purchase"
Steve Bassett
United Kingdom
on 02/11/2014
"fantastic! best guitar i own, superb finish ,great sound, and easy to play .i tried several other makes of 12 string electro acoutic guitars but this one was the best "
keith nichols
United Kingdom
on 19/10/2014
"An easy to play arm. Perfect action. Wonderful sound.It only weights 2 kg. It has a good look, but some more eye catchers would not hurt it!!"
Ger Daems
Netherlands
on 27/08/2014
"Wonderful guitar,lovely to play,well made and excellent value for money."
Philip Smith
United Kingdom
on 08/09/2013
"Stunning Look. Great Action. Crisp Bright Sound. Very Playable"
Graham Mason
United Kingdom
on 07/09/2013
"GREAT"
J Craig C McSherry
United Kingdom
on 01/05/2013
"Simply put after using and owning all the top names Faith are the sweetest sounding guitar's I have ever owned. I have two Faiths' a Jupiter eclipse and a Venus 12 string eclipse. www.iancapstick.co.uk "
Ian Capstick
United Kingdom
on 19/03/2013
"Splendid"
Simon Drew
United Kingdom
on 01/03/2013
"This is the 2nd faith that I have purchased.Fantastic sound for the price and love the look and minimalist fretboard embellishment with just the single faith logo."
Ricki Clark
United Kingdom
on 22/02/2013
"sounds amazing great to play alot of guitar for the price .."
Rob Gilbert
United Kingdom
on 21/12/2012
"A real beauty with a full, resonant and very well balanced sound. Pretty easy in action, plays almost like a six-string and came in a very good factory set up. Love it. "
Sebastian Mygo
Germany
on 21/11/2012
"From the moment I saw this guitar I was captured. I have been longing to get one of these and I am not disappointed. The sound is exactly right for the music I want to make. It looks fantastic on stage. I am very pleased to own this guitar."
david nuttall
United Kingdom
on 26/09/2012
"Nice tone easy to play, so far."
james william Anderson
United Kingdom
on 24/09/2012
"wonderful tone easy to play so far"
James William Anderson
United Kingdom
on 23/09/2012
"great sound played unplugged and plugged as well, nice look and perfect finish, easy to play, well balanced, good parts (preamp, tuners) and woods, very good value for the price critics: I don't like the "eclipse"-print on the headstock so much"
Jrg Winter
Germany
on 02/09/2012
"At first when I first tried it in the shop , I thought it was missing a little Bass but after getting it home it sounds clear and loud and very easy to play even to the end of the Fretboard. Very clean sound all the way up ."
David Brown
Germany
on 17/05/2012
"Abslutely fabulous guitar. I can play it like a six string. Great sound and action."
Jon Everitt
United Kingdom
on 30/03/2012
"Still the best beast on the market in my opinion "
Matthew Herbert
United Kingdom
on 16/03/2012

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