FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String Cut/Electro SRP: £599.00

FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String Cut/Electro
FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String Cut/Electro FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String 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. What remains unusual however, is finding a smaller bodied guitar in a 12 string guise. The Venus 12 remains remarkably easy to play, and will deliver that special 12 string sound with gusto. 

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

The Spruce top and Mahogany body of each of the Faith Naked instruments is 100% solid tonewood – in keeping with all other Faith series. However, the cosmetics and non-essential dressing has been stripped away, leaving the guitars in their natural, Naked state. Satin finished all over, the tonewood is almost entirely unrestricted in its resonant movement, so the tone delivered is far beyond what is normally expected at this price level.

Specification

Top Wood Solid Engelmann Spruce (2 Stage Satin)
Back Wood Solid Indonesian Mahogany (2 Stage Satin)
Side Wood Solid Indonesian Mahogany (2 Stage Satin)
Binding N/A
Bracing Material Quarter-Sawn Spruce
Bracing Pattern Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design
Rosette 2mm Abalone
Neck Mahogany
Neck Finish Satin
Neck Joint Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design
Fingerboard Indonesian Ebony (2017 models onwards - until Dec 2016, Solid Rosewood)
Fingerboard Radius 16"
Fingerboard Inlays Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret
Machine Head Faith Precision Chrome
Trussrod 2 Way
Nut / Saddle NuBone (LC6116)/(LC9110)
Nut Width Nut 47mm / String Spacing 57mm
Bridge Indonesian Rosewood
Bridge Pins Ebony with Ablone Dots
Finish Type 2 Stage Satin all over
Hardcase Not Included

Dimensions


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

UserReviews

"excellent quality & value"
Brendan Murphy
United Kingdom
on 05/10/2017
"I absolutely love my Faith 12 string. The solid wood really sings, and the quality, even on the naked series, is blatantly evident, which makes the instrument pleasing to look at, and play. I enjoy meeting up with fellow guitarists in my family, and having a jam, and whenever used, I receive wonderful comments about the fantastic tone, and the punch of my Faith 12 string. Absolutely phenomenal work by the people at Faith!"
Jacob Bayliss
United Kingdom
on 10/03/2017
"Beat sounding 12 string I've played. "
Kris Dutson
United Kingdom
on 26/07/2017
"Broken when delivered to shop so that's a bummer but still playable and sounds nice "
Ryan McNamara
United Kingdom
on 08/04/2017
"awesome"
Nick Hardesty
United Kingdom
on 21/02/2017
"Love it!"
Patrick O'Donnell
United Kingdom
on 15/10/2016
"Excellent build quality, set up and sound."
Kevin Sims
United Kingdom
on 11/11/2016
"It's been years since I played a 12 string so just getting going with it. Beautiful sound!"
John Dyda
United Kingdom
on 16/01/2016
"Just what the doctor ordered - lovely 12 string jangle and chime both acoustic and plugged in. Very stable too - it was pretty much in tune when unpacked. Very easy to play too - nice low action makes it no harder than my standard acoustic"
Jim Clarke
United Kingdom
on 17 January 2015
"Beautiful, elegant, bright, vibrant"
Rik Monist
United Kingdom
on 05/12/2015
"Beautiful, elegant, bright, vibrant"
Rik Monist
United Kingdom
on 05/12/2015
"Looks and sounds great - an understated gem of a guitar, nice action, on-board tuner is a real bonus - especially with a 12-string - Indonesian rosewood fingerboard is silken lets fingers slide easily."
Chas Milne
United Kingdom
on 18/11/2015
"Beautifully clear sound and remarkably easy to play."
Peter Randman
United Kingdom
on 13/11/15
"playable straight from the box, beautiful finish on all the guitar parts,good set of strings provided as standard (d'addario exps) when i need a new guitar faith will be the first to look at."
alan sagar
United Kingdom
on 28/10/2015
"Having owned a 6 string venus eclipse for 7 years and loving it as much today as when I bought it, I was confident that Faith would deliver the goods again when I was looking for a 12 string guitar. However I decided to give the opposition a chance to seduce me first. I tried some top range guitars but the Faith beat them hands down on sound. I wanted a guitar with a bit different sound to my eclipse and the naked just beat the other 12 strings in the Faith range. However I would have bought them all and the other 6 strings if I had the money. The naked is comfortable to play and produces that Faith sound which I like so much."
Graham Salkeld
United Kingdom
on 10/10/2015
"Lovely guitar, very nice sound but I have some problem with the hardware"
Artur X
United Kingdom
on 27/06/2015
"Absolutely blown away by this guitar, it looks and sounds amazing, both acoustically and plugged into PA system. Really comfortable to play. built in tuner is very accurate (really useful for a 12 string, and once in tune, it stays in tune. Cracking guitar. "
Dan Fielden
United Kingdom
on 28/3/15

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