FMESB45-BNC - Classic Burst Mercury Electro SRP: £1,039.00

FMESB45-BNC - Classic Burst Mercury Electro
FMESB45-BNC - Classic Burst Mercury Electro FMESB45-BNC - Classic Burst Mercury Electro FMESB45-BNC - Classic Burst Mercury Electro FMESB45-BNC - Classic Burst Mercury Electro
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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.


Fishman Pre-Amp / Pickup

This Faith Guitar is fitted with a discreet Fishman Sonitone preamp system which features a volume and tone control mounted to the underside of the inside of the soundhole. The sonicore piezo strip is mounted under the saddle. The battery is located in a special bag affixed inside the guitar attached to the neck-block. The output jack is combined with the strap button at the base of the guitar.


Top Wood Solid Red Cedar
Back Wood Solid Mahogany (Deep Stain)
Side Wood Solid Mahogany (Deep Stain)
Binding Solid Ebony
Bracing Material Hand-Scalloped 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 Chrome
Trussrod 2 Way
Nut / Saddle TUSQ (PQ-6116)/(PQ-9110)
Nut Width 45mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Indian Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type PU Lacquer Hi-Gloss all over
Preamp / Pickup Fishman Sonitone with soundhole controls / Undersaddle Pickup
Hardcase Included


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

Spares & Accessories

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of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 2680 online registrations.
"It's beautiful, super-playable, and the sound (Especially through the pickup) is
United Kingdom
on 02/08/2023
"Lovely bit of kit, really happy with it."
United Kingdom
on 01/04/2023
"Bought pre-used from eBay. Fishman had been removed!!. Guitar had not been looked after, but it is so well built that, with care, it will soon be a wonderful instrument again. The tone is superb and playability is amazing. I will install an LR Baggs passive M1."
United Kingdom
on 01/05/2022
"Beautiful guitar and sounds great."
United Kingdom
on 30/07/2021
"Great so far. Looks beautiful, easy to play and surprisingly big sound from such a small body."
United Kingdom
on 22/04/2021
"Stunning, I simply love it. The sound took me aback because it is so "big". It was intended as a 2nd best guitar to my Martin 0-18. However, it's equal in most respects & better in some (e.g.fret finishing). Minor gripe....I hoped for Gold Grovers."
United Kingdom
on 16/06/2020
"I am very familiar with Faith guitars and have wanted this model for ages. I bought it without trying it and I'm very happy I did. It has a very strong and melodic voice for a smaller body and nice to play with the 45mm nut. "
United Kingdom
on 16/04/2020
"Nice tone, easy playability, gorgous look, and that at a very affordable price, what more would you need in your new guitar. Me, im happy with my mercury classic burst."
on 14/09/2019
"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
"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