FKM - Naked Mercury SRP: £449.00

FKM - Naked Mercury
FKM - Naked Mercury FKM - Naked Mercury

Model Overview

A little beauty, this Mercury is a traditional short-scale parlour model. With the neck joining the body at the 12th fret - rather than the 14th - the strings are held at a slightly lower tension than on regular models. Another implication of the 12th fret join is that the bridge is shifted further from the soundhole. 

These features result in a guitar that is physically easier to play, sounds much bigger than you would imagine and is also simple to handle and transport

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 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 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge Indonesian Rosewood
Bridge Pins Ebony with Ablone Dots
Finish Type 2 Stage Satin all over
Hardcase Not Included

Dimensions


Upper bout240mm
Lower bout340mm
Depth at neck96mm
Depth at base110mm
Body Length500mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length610mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch

UserReviews

"Excellent design and quality for the price."
Brian Grey
United Kingdom
on 08/09/2017
"Beautiful, perfect."
Randy Aines
United States of America
on 09/03/2017
"my new Faith parlour has a Lovely tone, a beautiful slim unusual looking body and a minimalistic look which is gorgeous. its all about the beauty and simplicity of the wood and the lovely tone on this guitar. Very happy"
Martin Apergis
United Kingdom
on 02/01/2017
"Delighted with it. Crisp, sparkly sound, responsive, everything I would have hoped for. Close miked I reckon it will be a good recording guitar. I already have a Saturn Hi -Gloss 12 string which I have been very pleased with. Jude has a Venus which I may try out when pay day comes lol."
Ian Gill
United Kingdom
on 26/9/2016
"Beautiful guitar, very well made and really sings. Delighted with purchase. "
James Bailey
United Kingdom
on 12/06/2016
"I'm very happy of buying my new guitar brand Faith. I have been looking for small body guitar aka parlor. "
jindrich polivka
Czech Republic
on 06/05/2016
"So far Great. Well made, great sound."
Anthony Palmer
United States
on 03/05/2016
"A beautifully made guitar with fantastic playability and setup. I love the tone of this instrument. You can really hear the wood doing its job. "
Jon Ward
United Kingdom
on 25/04/2016
"great sound,very portable light weight and really nice finish. I do think you should do a naked mercury with a preamp option though."
Daniel o neill
Ireland
on 14/01/2016
"By far the best parlour I've played at this price range. "
Will Appenzeller
United States of America
on 10/12/2015
"Wanted something different from my normal dreadnought style. Came across the beautiful Faith Naked Mercury Parlour and just had To buy one!! Love the sound and the quality of Faith guitars."
Dennis Smith
United Kingdom
on 03/10/2015
"Magical maker of heavenly music O:-) Best musical instrument I've ever owned."
Colin Potter
United Kingdom
on 16/09/2015
"Fantastic guitar."
Mark Anderson
United Kingdom
on 27/07/2015
"its got a beautiful tone. just love it!"
sukhmani malik
India
on 21/05/2015
"A beautiful natural pure wood sound, feel and looks ..Love the concept of a natural acoustic guitar ., It is a Naked instrument .. Pure and uncluttered with no fancy stuff I don't want ..you can squeeze the notes out of this instrument like juice .. Play soft .. Hard .. In between ..its a joy ..I'm a electric player and used to my simple no nonsense guitars and this fits the bill nicely."
Anthony  Roach
United Kingdom
on March 2015
"Very versatile for a small bodied guitar. The satin finish lets its resonate and gives a big sound when picked or strummed. Really nice, playable neck. It seems well made and finished. Despite the lack of appointments it still has a classy look"
Nicholas Spencer
United Kingdom
on 11/03/2015
"Love it. Great playing, great sound. It's perfect for me. "
Maike Puhl
Germany
on 03/03/2015
"Looks and sounds great. My first new guitar. I'm excited about playing it"
James Black
United Kingdom
on 26/02/2015
"I think it sounds really great, just a little bit higher action then i expected, but im gonna try to lower it some day."
August Linder
Sweden
on 18/12/2014
"Purchased based on reviews only which I knew was a gamble, but one that paid off. What a great guitar. Exceptional build, all solid woods and that sound, more bass than I expected and so resonant. It has instantly become my favorite guitar."
Steven Roberts
United Kingdom
on 08/02/2015
"I hope it lasts me a long time. It is my first one!"
Thomas  Koester
Germany
on 06.02.2015
"Full, rich sound. Easy to hold and play. How a guitar should be!!"
Paul Smith
United Kingdom
on 22/12/2014
"I bought a Naked Venus a few months ago and just adore it. I tend to leave it at a venue I play at and wanted something small to carry around for practice. This guitar is just fantastic. Well made, great range and a joy to play."
Richard Coles
United Kingdom
on
"Excellent, easy to play, guitar. Satin finish a bit gritty but not too noticeable."
Liam Meagher
United Kingdom
on 01/12/2014
"Perfect build, superbly finished, light but with a full, rich sound. Just fitted a K&K Pure Mini and the amplified sound is better than any other guitar I own, including a Taylor 114E"
Russell Cruse
United Kingdom
on 27/11/2014
"Looks and sounds great. Some of the frets aren't finished too well higher up...jagged on their high end...but it's unlikely i'll be playing that high anyway and i suppose it'd be easy to dress them. Apart from that the build quality is excellent. "
Colin Reilly
United Kingdom
on 07/12/2014
"Am still trying it out, but definitely sounds very good for the price range :)"
Scott Heng
United Kingdom
on 14/11/2014
"very playable with a soft full sound"
colin edwards
United Kingdom
on 13/11/2014
"It needed a little tweak setting it up, and I find the nut spacings a little too close (ie: it can feel cramped), but it is an excellent guitar, plays very well, sound great and is better in many ways than the Taylor GS-Mini I was comparing it with."
S HOUSLEY
United Kingdom
on 08/11/2014
"This is a fantastic guitar for the money. Although it has a very stripped down look, the build quality is great. The tone is just lovely."
John Cooper
United Kingdom
on 27/10/2014
"I really like the look, feel and sound of the guitar but have found one or two small flaws to the finish of the fingerboard. "
Bill Osborne
United Kingdom
on 22/10/2014
"As a student of fingerstyle blues this guitar is perfect - the mid-tones ring out beautifully. I also like the 'naked' wood finish without any glossy coating. It has the smell and feel of a great instrument."
Ben Wise
United Kingdom
on 12/10/2014
"a dream come true !!"
michael rushton
United Kingdom
on 26/09/2014
"Very pleased with the feel of the guitar and the tone. Went to three other stores to look at Parlour guitars - was very lucky to be advised to try this guitar. Far better sound than the Martin and Taylor. "
Stevan Milosevic
United Kingdom
on 20/09/2014
"Really, really impressed with this guitar. It's slightly larger than most parlours, which gives it a much 'roomier' sound. The build quality and materials are excellent, the sound is beautiful. Custom Light strings seem to really sing on it!"
Adam Roden
United Kingdom
on 03/09/2014
"Bought this guitar 24 hrs ago and I've hardly put it down. It's simplicity belies its grace. Beautifully balanced tone and resonance and surprisingly loud. Simply brilliant"
Brian  Lewis
United Kingdom
on 11/01/2014
"Sweet, resonant and set-up well my yourselves and the shop, a joy to play"
Graham Routledge
United Kingdom
on 23/12/2013
"Best acoustic guitar i have played :))"
Ian Lindsay
United Kingdom
on 24/10/2013
" A surprisingly loud, bright and dynamic sound for such a small body, very resonant too. "
David Lewis
United Kingdom
on 21/08/2013
"Amazing!!"
Andy Skillen
United Kingdom
on 11/08/2013
"This guitar is just the finest guitar, superbly constructed and exquisite to play. The richness of its tone and voice is stunning and such a delight even to just look at. Thank you very much for making this graceful guitar. "
Peter Van Hear
United Kingdom
on 15/06/2013
"Excellent build quality, setup and sound."
Jim Bryceland
United Kingdom
on 18/05/2013
"As a Musical Instrument repairer, I was very surprised at the quality of this guitar. The sound and the way it played right out of the box was unbelievable. I have guitars from Martin, Lowden, Guild, Takamine. This Guitar is brilliant."
stephen lally
United Kingdom
on 14/05/2013
"Initially i loved the simplified look of the guitar. Its the sheer play ability and brightness of tone that make this guitar highly enjoyable as well as inspiring. The guitar fits and feels perfect to play. Great quality."
Rob Sayles
United Kingdom
on 06/02/2013
"I like it"
Ryuki Li
China
on 05/02/2013
"Lovely guitar - bright and vibrant with a strong mid range. Build quality is excellent, finger board feels comfortable, set up out the box is perfect. No tuning issues. Perfect!"
Greg Lines
United Kingdom
on 19/01/2013

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