FECM-BNC - Eclipse Mercury Electro Scoop SRP: £839.00

FECM-BNC - Eclipse Mercury Electro Scoop
FECM-BNC - Eclipse Mercury Electro Scoop FECM-BNC - Eclipse Mercury Electro Scoop

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 Eclipse series were conceived as 'stage guitars': instruments that offered workhorse functionality and optimum performance capability. Using the same structure and tonewood combination as the Natural Series - Spruce and Mahogany - the Eclipse models are finished with a Black stain and a clear PU lacquer all over. The lacquer serves to control the tonewood resonance a little, resulting in a more predictable and focussed tone when performing on stage. 

Further to their aesthetic appeal, Eclipse models feature solid Flamed Maple binding as well as using Macassan Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, headplate and heelcap. 



Top Wood Solid Engelmann Spruce (Black Gloss)
Back Wood Solid Mahogany (Black Gloss)
Side Wood Solid Mahogany (Black Gloss)
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 (Black)
Neck Finish Gloss Black
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 Chrome
Trussrod 2 Way
Nut / Saddle TUSQ / Shadow Hex Saddle System
Nut Width Nut 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type Gloss Black Top, Back and Sides
Preamp / Pickup Fishman INK3 Preamp with undersaddle 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 1208 online registrations.
"I love it, went to look to the guitar to dismiss it but the tone is amazing! Though the setup was poor."
United Kingdom
on 24/02/2018
"She's an absolute beauty but wish the neck was finished in satin and wish you would offer a 45mm nut across the range as an option."
Paul Alan 
United Kingdom
on 16/01/2019
United States
on 20/12/2018
"Love it! Looks beautiful, perfect size for me, feels great play, great sound, good price. "
United Kingdom
on 05/10/2018
"Very impressed "
United Kingdom
on 04/06/2018
"Great all solid wood guitar love the smaller body and shorter scale. Very easy and comfortable to play. Good for strumming and finger picking. Nice action very well set up. Came with a humidifier which is very thoughtful and 3 different height nuts to cater for different playing styles. I have five acoustic guitars all solid wood and this is definitely up with the best of them."
United Kingdom
on 04/03/2018
"Very comfortable to hold and play with a great sound"
United Kingdom
on 10/03/2018
"I love it"
on 08/03/2018
"Pleasantly surprised by the quality at this price level,faultless finish and plays beautifully "
United Kingdom
on 10/02/2018
"Stunning, sounds great "
United Kingdom
on 01/07/2017
"absolutely perfect for finger style although i did get a lot of vibration noise at first but soon sorted by tightening everything up. love this guitar"
United Kingdom
on 20/5/2017
"Fantastic quality, I chose it over a Taylor that was 3 times the price. I already own a couple of Taylors and this guitar is comparable in build quality, & in tone. Very, VERY pleased with this guitar, now my 3rd Faith purchase!"
United Kingdom
on 10th May 2017
on 22/03/2017
"Outstanding in every way! The detail, the extra bridges, the humidifiers. A lot can be said, I care about sound and playability. Musicradar gave it 5/5. I want to extend detail and rate it 10/10. Thank you Faith UK & Faith Indonesia for the extra good work."
on 06/02/2017
United Kingdom
on 25/12/2016
"Really like it the tone is superb and it is very playable."
United Kingdom
on 11/07/2016
"Love the warm rich sound it produces."
United Kingdom
on 12/05/2016
"Really pleased so far, very clear and articulate. Ideal for the style I play."
United Kingdom
on 01/02/2016
"It\'s a very fine guitar for finger style blues. Amplified it\\\'s near to my favourite electric guitars."
on 04/12/2014
United Kingdom
on 03/04/2015
"I'm only a beginner and I got the 'excellent piece of art work' only a couple of days ago but I love it."
United Kingdom
on 10/04/2015
"Clear defined tones with a "bigger" sound than you'd expect from an instrument this size. Compact and powerful...what more do you need""
United Kingdom
on 24/01/2015
"Perfect sound."
Czech Republic
on 03 20 2015
"Great so far (just received it)."
on 20/02/2015
"really like it,plays and sounds fantastic, top quality build,nice case, just a lovely thing to hold and play, cant put it down, going to put some elixir polywebs on so should sound even nicer."
United Kingdom
on 13/02/2015
"I love it! The build quality is superb, and it sounds lovely. I am a relative beginner and learning with a electric fender strat but using the faith acoustic has really improved my guitar playing, as playing the faith is much harder on the hands!"
United Kingdom
on 22/12/2014
"Fit and finish 10/10 Intonation 10/10 Tone 10/10 Case 10/10 Attention to detail is great"
United Kingdom
on 13/12/2014
"Perfect for this type of guitar"
on 22/10/2014
"Very nice so far :) ..."
on 13/10/2014
"The mercury is daily taking more of my time, from the old Taylor guitar I have had for years now. Size & scale are very cosy. Only gripe is the top E string , played open or fretted low lacks fullness , projection. Love the guitar. "
United Kingdom
on 24/12/2013
"I absolutely LOVE it!!! Perfect fit and great sound. Easy to travel with and is deceptively full bodied in terms of volume."
United Kingdom
on 19/12/2013
"This guitar is a delight to play and the sound really belies it's size. Plugged in it is crisp and resonant with enough tonal variation for all styles and feeling. This is a guitar I should have tried and bought earlier."
United Kingdom
on 06/11/2013
"Nice, but lower E-string and A-string buzz from 3 to 7th fret. :-)"
on 01/11/2013
"The sound is full, rich and beautiful for such a slim guitar, definitely rivalling all the major brands for a lot more money. It's warm and easy to play. Being a woman, I definitely find it more comfortable than other bigger models. Looks gorgeous!"
on 25/08/2013
"I love the guitar but the strap on the lid of the case is too short. Within the first 24 hours the lid fell down as I was taking out the guitar and scratched the lacquer. Have you suggestions re polish I could use for scratches?"
Mary Teresa 
on 11/08/2013
"Looks beautiful and very well finished. From initial playing has great sustain and sounds great !!!!!!"
United Kingdom
on 07/08/2013
"Very nice finish, feels solid, rings well unplugged. Everything works as it should ! Great guitar !"
United Kingdom
on 13/03/2013
"It's quite simply, the bomb. The most playable guitar I've ever picked up!"
United Kingdom
on 04/03/2013
"Great apart from slight indent on back of neck which appears to be from manufacture rather than a ding. Very nicely set up by dealer"
United Kingdom
on 01/02/2013
"Wonderful sweet little guitar with a big guitar sound. This guitar is such a pleasure to play.....got it all goin on.......lovin it...."
on 16/12/2012
"very good value for money good soundsystem SH 4020 good optic easy to play in spide of the narrow fretboard. aktual such a narrow fretboard should be a NoGo criteria for me. "
on 15/11/2012
"Itís a beautiful guitar built and setup to perfection. The features for the price are incredible. It sounds incredible plugged in and unamplified. My new favourite axe!"
United Kingdom
on 22/10/2012
"It's a beautiful guitar, the quality of the instrument is fantastic. Sound wise its incredible acoustic and amplified. I would not change a single thing."
United Kingdom
on 21/10/2012
"Great apart from a buzzing G string. This appears to be a nut problem"
United Kingdom
on 30/09/2012
"I LOVE IT!! :) Had guitars all my life and it's tonal quality is matchless. NB: Mine is the Eclipse Mercury without the BNC 'scoop' which wasn't available in 2010. I bought mine after hearing Beth Nielsen Chapman play hers on her 2010 tour of the UK."
United Kingdom
on 19/06/2012
"I chose this guitar after trying may Parlour style guitars including Taylor. I found the tone on the Faith to be warm and full sounding for a small bidied guitar. Action is wonderful overall a pleasure to play. I Love It."
United Kingdom
on 07/05/2012

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