FS12HG - HiGloss Saturn 12 String SRP: £929.00

FS12HG - HiGloss Saturn 12 String
FS12HG - HiGloss Saturn 12 String FS12HG - HiGloss Saturn 12 String

Model Overview

One of the original Faith shapes that launched the brand at the beginning of this century, this 12-string Saturn is a square-shouldered dreadnought design.

Based upon the traditional early 20th century designs, the Saturn is like an old friend: you know exactly what to expect, and it always delivers just as you would want. 

Faith HiGloss series are designed to offer both visual and aural beauty. Using high grade Englemann Spruce for the top and highly-figured Rosewood for the back and sides, HiGloss models feature solid Flamed Maple binding and Macassan Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, headplate and heelcap.

Tonally, this combination of wood is generally bright and 'zingy', delivering great clarity. Visualising this as a frequency curve, it would be shaped like a smile: high on the bass, dipping down through the middle and rising once again at the top end, lending itself to fingerstyle and solo pieces in particular.

 

Specification

Top Wood Solid Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood Solid Rosewood
Side Wood Solid Rosewood
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
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 47mm / String Spacing 57mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type High Gloss Top, Back and Sides
Hardcase Included

Dimensions


Upper bout290mm
Lower bout392mm
Depth at neck105mm
Depth at base120mm
Body Length505mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length650mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch

UserReviews

"What a stunning guitar, deceptively simple but everything where it counts and a beautiful tone, easily the best 12 I ever played."
Andrew Farrington
United Kingdom
on 15/07/2016
"Best guitar I ever had."
Bernd Luhr
Germany
on 09/08/2015
"Fantastic finish. Pure tone with ringing trebles (which I wanted) Guitar is very responsive but sound gets a little muddy if you dig in with open chords. I wanted a clear defined tone for light chord and picking, for that its excellent."
Steve Bamford
United Kingdom
on 03/01/2014
"I know there are better ones, but those I can't afford"
Hasso Weeke
Netherlands
on 25/03/2013
"Plays great, looks beautiful. Not certain that it holds tune too well, but will check after I restring it. Similarly reserving judgement on sound until I get new strings on it. But all told, very happy so far."
Paul Hurt
United Kingdom
on 11/01/2013
"Excellent sound and projection. Superb balance between bass and treble, getting the very best from this classic spruce-rosewood combination. Intuitive to play. Looks beautiful! At less than 650, it's great value for money."
David Micallef
United Kingdom
on 19/06/2012
"Beautiful Sound, Beautiful Finish, Plays Beautifully. You guessed - I like it."
Steve Weeks
United Kingdom
on 28/05/2012
"Absolutely love it! this is my very first 12 string & I just new this was the one for me when I sat down to play , cant get over the beautiful tone that this guitar produces & therfore the pleasure that this guitar brings into our home.! TY"
Christopher Greening
Australia
on 26/05/2012
"Excellently made but machine head end heavy causes guitar to constantly slip when on a strap. Sometimes the strings seem to sound over brilliant have been told its due to the use of rosewood "
Robert Dunn
United Kingdom
on 31/03/2012
"Very Good"
Chris Berrisford
United Kingdom
on 20/03/2012

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