FME - Natural Mercury Electro SRP: £725.00

FME - Natural Mercury Electro
FME - Natural Mercury Electro FME - Natural Mercury Electro

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

Faith Natural series were the very first style of Faith Guitar, and are a classic combination of Spruce and Mahogany

Using high grade Englemann Spruce for the top and satin finished Mahogany for the back and sides, Natural models feature solid Rosewood binding and Macassan Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, headplate and heelcap. Tonally, this combination of wood is generally warm, sweet and mellow, delivering an overall balanced tone. 

This model is fitted with Shadow Performer Tuner Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex Pickup electronics.



Top Wood Solid Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood Solid Mahogany
Side Wood Solid Mahogany
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 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type Gloss Top / Satin Back and Sides
Preamp / Pickup
Hardcase Included


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


of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 1239 online registrations.
"I am absolutely delighted with my new Faith Parlour Guitar. I went out to buy a high end instrument costing twice the price and I came home with my new Faith Hi Gloss Series Mercury with Scoop. Beautiful to look at, superb action, and the best tone ever. It's never about the money - but then it never was. "
United Kingdom
on 03/05/2019
"beautiful guitar. Well built. Lovely tone. I love it ? "
United Kingdom
on 16/04/2019
"LOVE IT - Incorrectly registered this earlier - I have 2 faith guitars and got them mixed up on the form :)"
United Kingdom
on 30/11/2017
"The outside finish is very good on the whole, a little messy where the fretboard lies on the body. Sounds beautiful feels solid like a German car. The inside finishing is quite poor with poor joints and excessive glue. Disappointing as I had purchased on the understanding faith guitars were finished really well. "
United Kingdom
on 01/08/2018
"Love it. Tone & playability great. Only issues - wiring needs tidying/sheathing, can't use humidifier as sonitone volume/tone knobs get in way (though probably wont need it anyway)"
United Kingdom
on 27/06/2018
"A great acoustic guitar, beautiful to play and sounds rich in tone.
Wasnít looking for a parlour, just a good acoustic.
But when the guy from the shop showed me this to try I fell in love and couldnít leave it in the store.
I hadnít even researched this guitar and itís rare these days to buy a product without reading review after review but it sold itself which is the way it should be. "
United Kingdom
on 26/05/2018
"My Second Faith guitar I also have a FSCEHG - HiGloss Saturn Cutaway/Electro. Both quality instruments and sound superb. The sound from the Mercury is amazing for a small bodied guitar. The Mercury was ordered in Feb and took a while to arrive and was well worth the wait."
United Kingdom
on 30/03/2018
"Tried it in the store and liked the tone and feel, but as it is a present I have to wait till 18th March to play it properly"
United Kingdom
on 17/02/2018
"Sounds as good as it looks"
United Kingdom
on 29/12/2017
"Been using my Mercury for 5 years now, never fails to impress others with its outstanding playability and tone. Packs a real punch!"
United Kingdom
on 01/04/2012
"Lovely little guitar. Alk it needed was a lower action and a set of 11's for me."
United Kingdom
on 28/11/2017
"Construction, fit and finish is of a very high standard, characteristic of significantly more expensive instruments. Bright, lively yet full & rich acoustic tone; unexpected from a guitar this size. Nice amplified tone too. Very comfortable to play, smooth & silky. Outstanding value for money. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend."
United Kingdom
on 04/11/2017
"In 50 years playing experience this is the best guitar I've handled across the price range. It suits my finger style to a tee and is the one I've been looking for all these years. It sounds great and looks so beautiful I'm scared of scratching it !!
Thanks to Steve at Crazy Train Music who helped me finally get what I was after."
United Kingdom
on 20/10/2017
"Very clear sounding guitar its a joy. the scoop doesn't give me as much access to the upper frets as a I had hoped but nether the less this guitar is just simply amazing. "
United Kingdom
on 23/06/2017
"Awesome guitar!"
on 25.12.2016
"Very well made with some lovely choice of woods sounds great"
United Kingdom
on 24/12/2016
"Absolutely gorgeous sounds wonderful great to play. test"
United Kingdom
on 04/11/2016
"Yes to put it though it's paces, so far it looks well made, feels good but need to know more about it's manufacture and capabilities compared to all my . other acoustics?
Only time will tell :)"
United Kingdom
on 06/09/2016
"Lovely to play, easy to handle, great sound from a small guitar. Fret ends on fingerboard could be finished better though as they feel quite rough otherwise very well built."
United Kingdom
on 26/05/2015
"for the price, it's good, but not as good as my PJE Saluda which Patrick made when he was in "the states" for a short period of time...Please say "hello" to Patrick for me...I visited Patrick at his shop in North Carolina back in "05..."
United States of America
"Really good! Difficult to find fault."
United Kingdom
on 12/09/2015
"I think this guitar have great sound with other guitar in the same price.."
"I have found this to be the most amazing guitar I have ever held in my hands. It was an instant friendship. I adore the amount of detail embodied in this guitar from the headstock to the input. Thank you for giving me this gift. Many more to go."
on 14/01/2015
"This was a Christmas present (I have the best wife). Have yet to play it at a gig so can't comment on this but it sounds great unplugged. The finish is great and I struggle to find fault with it. Plays and sounds great."
United Kingdom
on 19/10/2014
"I took my wife with me to Eagle Music; she is not a particular fan of guitars, but she was absolutely blown away by the sound quality and also loved the look of the guitar. I love parlour sized guitars and the Mercury is just perfect"
United Kingdom
on 15/11/2014
"Everything I was seeking in a small bodied Guitar and more besides!! Fantastic tone and sustain!"
United Kingdom
on 02/12/2014
"It's a great guitar, easy to play with a full ringing tone and surprisingly loud. If I were to suggest any changes it would be to increase the nut width to 45mm and scale length to 630mm but maybe this then becomes a different model."
United Kingdom
on 04/11/2014
"What a lovely, well made, quality guitar with all the desired features. And the real test - delightful sounds just as you've described in your website. Very satisfied with the purchase. Thanks PJE/Faith. "
on 04/11/2014
"When I pick up this guitar it was like meeting your first love."
United Kingdom
on 18/10/2014
"amazing instrument, probably the best and most comfortable acoustic i have played ever."
United Kingdom
on 14/10/2014
"Excellent instrument, great tone and balance - a pleasure to play and great value for money...sweet and dandy!"
United Kingdom
on 09/10/2014
"I cannot describe how happy I am to now own one of these instruments. So comfortable to hold and play, with such a fulsome tone."
United Kingdom
on 28/09/2014
"Great valve, sound is 10 out 10. I thought the cost was going to be £500 more than I paid."
United Kingdom
on 14/09/2014
"It's a beautiful looking guitar with a fantastic tone , if I was being really fussy I could find a couple of blemishes on the lacquer on the back and a bit of glue looking through the sound hole"
United Kingdom
on 22/12/2013
"Top class build quality and sounds to match."
United Kingdom
on 05/11/2013
"Firstly, it looks stunning. It was the first guitar I was handed when I walked in store and became the yardstick for testing the other guitars (Tanglewood / Martin etc). Ultimately the beauty, sound and comfort of this guitar lead me to purchase."
United Kingdom
on 02/11/2013
"Today I played my first few chords as an absolute beginner. I cannot stress enough how helpful it is to have such a responsive and playable guitar to learn on. When you get it right, it sounds right. What more can I ask?"
on 11/10/2013
"I had a mercury parlour for 3 years and loved it. When I saw the new mercury parlour 'Scoop' I had to try it and it played and sounded as good as my other but with the addition of excellent electrics and a scoop I was floored so partexed my old one."
United Kingdom
on 10/10/2013
"Fantastic Sound (sounds great through our PA system) and really easy to play. The shape also makes it comfy to hold. I love it!!"
United Kingdom
on 04/10/2013
"I bought this as I wanted an acoustic that would feel as near to my electric guitars as possible, small body, easy to play & easy to record. This is perfect, & I can't believe how loud & resonant it is. The tone & build quality is first class!"
United Kingdom
on 18/09/2013
"Looks great, feels great, sounds wonderful. Beautiful design, beautifully made. It has a character the top American brands lack."
United Kingdom
on 27/07/2013
"I just love this guitar, it is so tone full, and the cut away just screams class and good design."
United Kingdom
on 13/07/2013
"I was very surprised by the volume of such a small guitar - my first ever parlour. The electro sound is great and no feedback at home volume . With Grovers stays in tune well.I called before bidding - Mark was very hepful in dating it and advising."
United Kingdom
on 20/06/2013
"It sounds like a parlour has no right to sound with such a small body. I thought I wanted mahogany, but this gave me exactly what I was after. "
United Kingdom
on 17/06/2013
"AWESOME, loved the sound, compared it to Yamahas and Tanglewoods and the resonance blew them away and I just had to go for it. It also looks amazing, has SUCH a nice finish, love it! :D"
United Kingdom
on 08/05/2013
"Seems nice. Not sure if it has as good an action or as good a tone as my L'arrivee parlor, but that hasn't got the electrics."
United Kingdom
on 06/05/2013
"I am delighted with my guitar which I purchased on the strength of reviews in magazines and the association with PJ Eggle.i own several other acoustics ,Martin,Gibson,Larrivee, the Faith stacks up well. Couldn't ask for more. Brilliant."
United Kingdom
on 21/04/2013
"I think itís delightful. Iím a bass player primarily but have wanted a small acoustic for a while. Read lots of good reviews of this guitar and came into some money recently so, after having a go, it really was a must have. Thanks."
United Kingdom
on 30/03/2013
"beautifully crafted guitar with great sound"
on 21/03/2013
"full sounded small bodied guitar - superb finish and attention to detail - well priced and great fun"
United Kingdom
on 03/03/2013
"It's so Great !!!"
on 04/02/2013
"Fantastic, looks and sounds beautiful, I love it's deep bell like voice especially in the mid range."
United Kingdom
on 16/12/2012
"Outstanding.never played a guitar like it. im a smallish guy and fits me perfect i did entertain the baby taylor but thats now collecting dust unfortunately. you do have rob chapman to thank though its because of him i found out about you guys cheers"
United Kingdom
on 03/12/2012
"Awesome resonance. may be a little too loud, but it is meant to be a finger picking guitar. Amazingly built."
United Kingdom
on 08/11/2012
"it would be wrong to presume that you will get jumbo or dreadnought sound from this guitar but it is excellent for its size and a joy to play. lovely finish and extremely well made."
on 15/10/2012
on 11/09/2012
"Bought this parlour last week and can't put it down. Beautifully made and sounds fantastic. After trying Martin and Taylor it was the Faith I kept going back to for sound and playability. Very pleased."
United Kingdom
on 29/08/2012
"Beautiful small guitar with a big sound. Great quality and hard to put down. "
United Kingdom
on 23/08/2012
"What a neat little parlour. Looks fantastic and plays like a dream, another flavour to add to the arsenal. I see myself writing, traveling, and lounging around with this one quite a bit. Probably not the most suitable gig guitar, too early to tell ;)"
on 17/08/2012
"Well crafted and punchy for it's size...need to soften my touch after the dreadnought I usually use, as is easy to buzz strings..comes into it's own through amp though and looking forward to experiment. Beautifully built and simple in line and finish"
on 11/06/2012
"I love that due to the harmonic resonance it sounds almost like a 12 string, feels as comfortable to play as my PRS CE22 & even though it's nearly 2 years old it still looks & feels really special. "
United Kingdom
on 31/05/2012
"Very pleeased with overall sound and it looks great too. "
on 24/05/2012
"It's a great little powerful guitar. An amazing range of tones available depending on how you play it. Beautiful to look at and the scoop does its job really well and is aesthetically pleasing. However, the guitar was terribly set up."
United Kingdom
on 06/05/2012
"Very pleased with it so far! Fantastic, edgy tone."
United Kingdom
on 10/04/2012
"I love this guitar! The body is a perfect size for me and it plays beautifully. I have had it for a couple of years now and I'm sure I will keep it for many more."
United Kingdom
on 03/04/2012

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