FMEHG - HiGloss Mercury Electro SRP: £799.00

FMEHG - HiGloss Mercury Electro
FMEHG - HiGloss Mercury Electro FMEHG - HiGloss 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 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.

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

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 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type High Gloss Top, Back and Sides
Preamp / Pickup Shadow Performer Tuner Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex Pickup
Hardcase Included

Dimensions


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

UserReviews

"Lovely little guitar. Alk it needed was a lower action and a set of 11's for me."
Paul Noden
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."
Andrew Kerr
United Kingdom
on 04/11/2017
"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. "
Matthew Bristow
United Kingdom
on 23/06/2017
"Awesome guitar!"
Carlos Timm
Germany
on 25.12.2016
"Very well made with some lovely choice of woods sounds great"
Ian Barnard
United Kingdom
on 24/12/2016
"Absolutely gorgeous sounds wonderful great to play. test"
Michael Lewis
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 :)"
Chris Doust
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."
David Patience
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..."
Tom Rubin
United States of America
on sunroom1985@yahoo.com
"Really good! Difficult to find fault."
Tim Weeden
United Kingdom
on 12/09/2015
"I think this guitar have great sound with other guitar in the same price.."
Jefri Adventer
Indonesia
on
"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."
Joshua Jude
Germany
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."
Colin Crawford
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"
Andy Roberts
United Kingdom
on 15/11/2014
"Everything I was seeking in a small bodied Guitar and more besides!! Fantastic tone and sustain!"
John DODD
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."
Steve Bowles
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. "
Sam Lee
Australia
on 04/11/2014
"When I pick up this guitar it was like meeting your first love."
Ian Learmouth
United Kingdom
on 18/10/2014
"amazing instrument, probably the best and most comfortable acoustic i have played ever."
Francis Foulkes
United Kingdom
on 14/10/2014
"Excellent instrument, great tone and balance - a pleasure to play and great value for money...sweet and dandy!"
George Hearton
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."
Frank Shelley
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."
Ian Learmouth
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"
Gary Davies
United Kingdom
on 22/12/2013
"Top class build quality and sounds to match."
Pete Townsend
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."
Matthew Bestwick
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?"
Rob Longridge
Netherlands
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."
Kevan  Chapman
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!!"
Pamela Cowan
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!"
Stephen Newland
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."
Nick Marsh
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."
keir boxshall
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."
Fred Dunsdon
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. "
Chris ORDWAY
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"
Andrew McCombie
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."
Allan Stewart
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."
Mal Bibby
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."
Keith Darbyshire
United Kingdom
on 30/03/2013
"beautifully crafted guitar with great sound"
Michel Thamrin
Indonesia
on 21/03/2013
"full sounded small bodied guitar - superb finish and attention to detail - well priced and great fun"
Peter Gallimore
United Kingdom
on 03/03/2013
"Fantastic, looks and sounds beautiful, I love it's deep bell like voice especially in the mid range."
Ian Smalley
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"
jak fryer
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."
Rami Tanios
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."
james dowling
Ireland
on 15/10/2012
"awesome"
allan walsh
Australia
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."
pete smith
United Kingdom
on 29/08/2012
"Beautiful small guitar with a big sound. Great quality and hard to put down. "
pete smith
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 ;)"
Jon Levy
Japan
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"
Simon Witham
Australia
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. "
Edward Murphy
United Kingdom
on 31/05/2012
"Very pleeased with overall sound and it looks great too. "
Sam Mostern
Netherlands
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."
John Nichol
United Kingdom
on 06/05/2012
"Very pleased with it so far! Fantastic, edgy tone."
Phil Wilson
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."
Sarah Hughes
United Kingdom
on 03/04/2012

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