FECS - Eclipse Saturn Cut/Electro - Stereo SRP: £839.00

FECS - Eclipse Saturn Cut/Electro - Stereo
FECS - Eclipse Saturn Cut/Electro - Stereo FECS - Eclipse Saturn Cut/Electro - Stereo

Model Overview

One of the original Faith shapes that launched the brand at the beginning of this century, this Saturn is a square-shouldered dreadnought design.

Based upon the traditional early 20th century designs, the Saturn is like an old friend: you know exactly what to expect, and it always delivers just as you would want. 

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. 

This model is fitted with Shadow L4020HEX Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex 6 Pickup electronics. 

Specification

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 Shadow L4020HEX Stero Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex 6 Pickup
Hardcase Included

Dimensions


Upper bout290mm
Lower bout392mm
Depth at neck105mm
Depth at base120mm
Body Length505mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length650mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch

UserReviews

"Reasonably well balanced tone. Great pickup. Easy on the hands. Crystal clear tone with a good sustain."
C V Balasubramanyam
India
on 17/08/2017
"Brilliant!!!"
Mark Holtom
United Kingdom
on 01/07/2016
"Sounded better than all new guitars in 500-600 range tried"
Craig Cowley
United Kingdom
on 12/11/2016
"I had problems with the original Faith I had but it played beautifully. I think this will be the same and I'm looking forward to the lovely new pre-amp. "
Gavin Chappell-Bates
United Kingdom
on 25/07/2016
"Work of art joy to play and proud to be on stage with so happy"
john wright
United Kingdom
on 21-7-2016
"Only had it one day but so far it sounds awesome'
It also came highly recommended and the store salesman played a couple of guitars in the same price range which is what finally made up my mind"
Charlie Newcombe
South Africa
on 26/05/2016
"just wonderfull"
Frederic Ardaen
Bahrain
on i don't remember (arund 2005)
"I've waited some time for this guitar, and it was worth it. Thank you."
William French
United States of America
on 05/01/2016
"best guitar I have had<br />rnbetter than my Gibson J35<br />rnreally love this guitar everything about it lovely sound<br />rnwell done"
Dave Dillon
United Kingdom
on 24/08/2015
"Still getting used to it, but really pleased so far. Tone fantastic. Action/fretboard not the easiest, but probably will improve with practise."
Gordon kenyon
United Kingdom
on 02/06/2015
"Great sound....would love to try a 12-string"
Seamus Murphy
United Kingdom
on 01/08/2011
"Wonderful tone and playability, disappointedly the binding has started to come away from the fingerboard"
adam bailey
United Kingdom
on 18/04/2015
"From the ministry of sound 'Faith guitars ' I tried several and kept coming back to the Faith , it played the best and sounded the best , crisp and even lightly strummed , deep bass tones when required , it resonates through you as you play , try one today ."
Tom Byrne
United Kingdom
on 14/3/15
"Fabulous"
Alastair Clarke
United Kingdom
on 28/02/2015
"Only had 1 day but the tone and look are both superb"
Mark Laws
United Kingdom
on 01/02/2015
"Owned my Eclipse Saturn for a year and finally got around to registering it. Mostly because whenever I had a spare minute I'd be playing the guitar instead of going on the computer!"
David Letus
United Kingdom
on 04/11/2013
"in a word - awesome, have put a lot of thought into what to buy and this guitar is totally spot on even set up wise it is excellent"
Ross Macrae
United Kingdom
on 12/10/2014
"easy to play with a great sound"
darryl bennett
United Kingdom
on 30/12/2013
"Really like the rich sound quality, finish and feel of the guitar. Fantastic!"
Marilyn  White
United Kingdom
on 28/10/2013
"Beautiful quality appearance, every detail of the overall finish is of superb quality and fine craftsmanship, I don't think I could have found better even if the guitar had been custom made for me. I really like the up-to-date design."
Sarah Andrews
United Kingdom
on 30/08/2013
"My first electro acoustic guitar, and is great! I've been playing for 5 years and acoustic wise I'm probably going to stick to Faith guitars as I am extremely impressed with it's quality for money!"
Mikolaj  Skiba
United Kingdom
on 28/08/2013
"Amazing, so happy to have finally purchased my faith guitar. I'm a beginner, but I think this was a quality investment. Time will tell, so far I'm loving it! "
Richard  Austin
Australia
on 16/08/2013
"Just fell in love with it straight away, beautiful. Will be buying another one soon "
Stephen Harrison
United Kingdom
on 12/08/2013
"Secondhand purchase of 2006 model. Loving the guitar and the sound, have wanted one of these for ages. The guitar has a small crack on the top of it, so I'm going to have to get that repaired.Would also like to know the date it was made.. "
Laurie Peters
United Kingdom
on 01/07/2013
"I have been researching buying a quality guitar and have tried loads. The black finish with abalone inlay is amazing and the guitar feels great to play. I would prefer Elixir strings as there is less noise from fingers, but this is easily solved."
Rupert Lovesy
United Kingdom
on 30/06/2013
"I've had a few different branded guitars and this is by far my favourite for the price I paid. Sounds amazing whether its plugged in or played unplugged - beautiful ring when you hit the strings 10/10. And love the colour"
Berian Miles
United Kingdom
on 10/05/2013
"Best acoustic I've ever owned!"
David Wallimann
United States of America
on 20/04/2013
"Its a revelation really. As a lifelong Martin player I happened to pick up the Faith when looking for another Martin and couldn't believe how good it sounded. It was a third of the price as well. I will be gigged and busked. Can't wait. Nice work."
Al Perry
United Kingdom
on 13/01/2013
"Fantastic,best guitar I have ever played!"
Jack O'Brien
United Kingdom
on 25/12/2012
"The guitar is fantastic but the jack plug input being in the strap button, although seems cool, is actually stupid. I had to have a separate guitar strap end pin on so that I could use my straps with strap locks on."
Steve  Drewett
United Kingdom
on 25/11/2012
"I've only had it a week and I'd need more time to judge, but it's got the sound I've been looking for. "
Richard Rayment
United Kingdom
on 31/10/2012
"Great looking guitar with an incredibly well balanced sound... Will be the guitar I record my second album with!"
Sebastian Mygo
Germany
on 19/10/2012
"It has very old strings so its difficult to tell until the new ones I just ordered arrive. I am happy to re-submit after I re-string."
Paul  Maynard
United Kingdom
on 05/10/2012
"Great"
Joost Gemser
Netherlands
on 21/08/2012
"Really like the organic appearance of this guitar. The tone is deep and natural. The neck as a beautiful feel and overall the guitar is extremely well balanced. "
Shane Warman
United Kingdom
on 17/08/2012
"It's a very precise, accurate, and stable guitar. My Martin D28-32 which I have owned for 28 years has a beautiful tone but is not as accurate as this Faith, especially with a capo the Faith stays in tune! I fitted Elixir strings as prefer the sound "
Steve McClennon
United Kingdom
on 23/07/2012
"A great guitar, but I have a problem with the pickup now . Its an Eclipse Saturn Gutaway"
Jan Kaars
Netherlands
on 12/06/2012
"Love it, it's a treat to play"
Jamie Overson
United Kingdom
on 31/05/2012
"ok nice tone but a little dissatisfied with finish IE the pick up controls dont fit the guitar body exactly. and the Faith case is very shoddy, I was surprised to find that the catches and hinges are fixed with bent nails."
David Brevitt
United Kingdom
on 11/05/2012
"I like it a lot. Tried various strings because the original ones were not subtle enough for my taste. Using D'Addario silk&steel at the moment and sounds sweet!"
Kevin Lovatt
United Kingdom
on 03/04/2012
"I chose an eclipse for the HEX pickup on it. Cool Stereo effect - Also like the build and case. "
Paul Watts
United Kingdom
on 03/04/2012
"A quality instrument with first class electronics and looks good!"
Phil MIDDLETON
United Kingdom
on 31/03/2012

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