FMSB45-BNC - Classic Burst Mercury SRP: £869.00

FMSB45-BNC - Classic Burst Mercury
FMSB45-BNC - Classic Burst Mercury FMSB45-BNC - Classic Burst 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

Using the combination of Red Cedar and Mahogany, Classic Burst models sound as rich and warm as they look. Using a three-tone burst finish, based on deep browns, reds and amber, this finish is intentionally understated and is a personal favourite of Patrick's.

The tonal character will have emphasis on the lower-midrange with a beautifully warm, vocal nature. The Classic Burst models are bound with Solid Macassan Ebony, and use the same high quality timber for the fingerboards, headplates, heelplates, bridges and bridge pins. Faith Classic Burst guitars are complete with a Faith Hardcase.



Top Wood Solid Red Cedar
Back Wood Solid Mahogany (Deep Satin)
Side Wood Solid Mahogany (Deep Satin)
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 - 12 Fret to body
Fingerboard Mcassan 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 or 45mm (see specific model)
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Indian Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type PU Lacquer Hi-Gloss all over
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 1303 online registrations.
"This is a wonderful little guitar with such a perfect sound. I've had a lot of guitars and this is my absolute favorite! My friends love to play it as well!! Thank you."
United States of America
on 07/04/2016
"Nice tone but lacking resonance "
United Kingdom
on 05/01/2018
"Plays and sounds great"
United States of America
on 21/07/2018
"Nice guitar."
United Kingdom
on 31/01/2018
"superbly crafted, wonderful to look at, to play and to listen to. A perfect compliment to my mars FRSB45. once again thanks to Patrick and the team at Faith. Dave. "
United Kingdom
on 17/10/2017
"Only just bought it, but first impression, beautiful Parlour Guitar, excellent quality manufacturing, first class materials. Sound / tone, much louder voice than expected from a small body guitar, very pleasant tone."
United Kingdom
on 21/08/2017
"Totally love it, easy to play, lots of color in the musical tone and plenty of sustain."
United States of America
on 14/08/2017
"Beautifully made and excellent tone. "
United Kingdom
on 13/05/2017
""Sweet & Petite" , my second Faith purchase this year simply love it ! My Blood Moon had issues due to dealer fitting lighter strings, went back to 12-53's now plays like butter. the 12 fret slop shoulder is next on my list!"
United States of America
on 01/04/2017
"Very good. Easy to play."
on 23/02/2017
"Absolutely stunning piece of craftmanship. The tones are full and rich. She is so easy to pick up and play
The only downside is the lock on the case does not work. "
United Kingdom
on 26/01/2017
"Alive and kicking!"
United Kingdom
on 03/11/2016
"I love the sound of this guitar - however it isn't quite there yet (even at 700pounds). The intonation is slightly sharp at the higher notes - I'm guessing this is due to the action being slightly high - which I will tend to in due course. Checked the neck with a fret rocker and there are a few high frets - I'm being picky though because of the cost. "
United Kingdom
on 29/08/2015
"Great tone, great finish good value for monrey"
United Kingdom
on 15/05/2015

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