FECV12 - Eclipse Venus 12 String Cut/Electro SRP: £1,099.00

FECV12 - Eclipse Venus 12 String Cut/Electro
FECV12 - Eclipse Venus 12 String Cut/Electro FECV12 - Eclipse Venus 12 String Cut/Electro FECV12 - Eclipse Venus 12 String Cut/Electro FECV12 - Eclipse Venus 12 String Cut/Electro
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Model Overview

The Venus is the now iconic shape that brought Faith Guitars to the consciousness of so many players over the years. The combination of a 15" lower bout and a slimmer depth of body looks to classic OM or Auditorium body-shapes for inspiration, and makes the Venus the perfect compromise.

It is still big enough to deliver a big acoustic performance, yet remains small enough for the player to jump around on stage with no problem

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. 

Fishman Pre-Amp / Pickup

This Faith Guitar is fitted with the refined, low-profile Fishman INK3 preamp system with the Sonicore piezo pickup located under the saddle. The preamp features a chromatic tuner, 3 band EQ and volume control. The output jack is located at the base of the guitar as part of the ingenious, easy-access battery compartment.


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 Hand-Scalloped 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 47mm / String Spacing 57mm
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 bout290mm
Lower bout385mm
Depth at neck100mm
Depth at base115mm
Body Length490mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length645mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch

Spares & Accessories

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Where to Buy


of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 2666 online registrations.
"Generally very pleased - of late signs the bridge is lifting away from the body (slight gap at rear). Dealer suggests monitoring as there is no guarantee it will worsen over time."
United Kingdom
on 14/06/2022
"This guitar rocks, I love it. One of the best guitars I have ever owned. Sounds and plays great. "
New Zealand
on 31/10/2023
"Purchased from PMT online very nice guitar but shows every mark and had concerns around bridge area but on contacting yourselves I have been assured it is normal would have returned it if it did not have five year warranty second faith other is blood moon Venus been waiting to see if it would come in 12 string but no joy so went for black "
United Kingdom
on 19/09/2023
"What a truly beautiful 12 string. Great action up and down the neck. So well appointed for its price. Tuning stability and intonation spot on straight out of the box. How do I become a Faith Endorsee?"
United Kingdom
on 10/05/2023
"Absolute dream. Not played it live yet through the pickup but I just love it. Been a musician for 20 years and it's going to be a great addition to my collection. "
United Kingdom
on 27/10/2022
United Kingdom
on 30/05/2022
"Actually pretty impressive. It holds several open tunings really well, and the ballance is wide enough for a clean "chorus" sound. Feels really high end to play. I've allready recommended the guitar twice since I got it a few months back."
on 18/05/2021
"A great looking and lovely sounding instrument. Really well built and great attention to detail. Made from all solid, quality woods. Pickup system is also first class. Great to play and outstanding quality for the price."
United Kingdom
on 27/07/2020
"My 2nd piece of the Faith Guitars. The projected sound of the 12 string is brilliant, but it is not as easy as I thought to play a 12 string. A lot of practice is needed, you need a lot more finger strength even playing with a whole step down.

The outcome is worth it, let us keep on playing!"
on 02/07/2021
"Amazing guitar with full sound and long lasting sustain. Comes with beautiful finish and a perfect setup. A absolute breeze to play for a twelve string."
on 25/05/2021
"Looks beautiful. Very well made."
United Kingdom
on 28/04/2021
"100% satisfied, looks good, sounds good acoustic as well plugged"
on 04/08/2011
"Superb build quality and looks with a wonderful rich sound. The body shape, neck and action make are perfect and make it very easy to play. The Shadow preamp has a lovely tone with some useful features, ie tuner, panoramic stereo and individual string volume control. The included hardcase is exceptional quality and is a great addition to a fantastic instrument.
United Kingdom
on 27/07/2020
"Beautiful looking guitar with amazing tone."
United Kingdom
on 08/07/2010
"Great sound really nice finish excellent value for money. Second Faith guitar."
United Kingdom
on 07/02/2020
"Beautifully made with a great sound"
United Kingdom
"Absolutely love it. Dream guitar "
United Kingdom
on 24/08/2019
"Love the guitar it's my second Faith, still trying to get used to tuning the 12 strings lol "
United Kingdom
on 17/02/2019
"This has to be one of the easiest 12 string guitars in the world to play absolutely wonderful and would love to see a Blood Moon version and would have to have one if they existed ..."
Paul Alan 
United Kingdom
on 14/01/2019
"It is a wonderful guitar with a amazing sound. It is like a dream when i play this guitar. Right from heaven with dancing angels. "
on 25/10/2018
"Early days as only picked up today. That said, great tone and playability.l Love the new Fishman tuner incorporated. Superb finish. No doubt we will be getting hours of enjoyment from the FECV12."
United Kingdom
on 04/05/2018
"Too early, but initial impression is that is a nice looking, seemingly well built, sounds good and has a nice feel to play."
United States
on 13/12/2017
"Fantastic. Plays and sounds great. Neck width is perfect for my fat fingers. A joy to play. Thought the head was bit heavy at first, but soon got used to it. No problems."
United Kingdom
on 28/08/2017
"This is my 4th Faith guitar. I own other guitar brands but as you can tell I am a big fan of your products! They are simply a joy to play."
United Kingdom
on 04/02/2017
"Love it"
United Kingdom
on 5th May 2016
"Just got it home. Tuning was a doddle. Sounds are rich with great tonal quality. Hope to learn to play now :)<br />rn"
United Kingdom
on 12/04/2016
"Beautifully made and finished guitar. Lovely to play and a fantastic sound. This is a top quality instrument that I think is superior to many far more expensive guitars."
United Kingdom
on 30/03/2016
"Brought it from The Fellowship of Acoustics BV, Nederland via E-Bay and know it will be brilliant when it arrives!! I already have a Naked Venus 6 string which I love."
United Kingdom
on 20/01/2016
"Quality build, excellent electrics, smooth action and the perfect jangly tones make this guitar sound like a 12-string should. You can keep your Ovations. This Faith Eclipse is THE 12-string for me!"
United Kingdom
on 02/12/2015
"As an owner of both Martin and Taylor acoustic guitars I think Faith guitars are extremely well built and represent superb value for money"
United Kingdom
on 08/12/2015
"I was looking for a 12-string and Millers Music recommended Faith. I tried a few other brands as well but settled with Faith eventually narrowing it down to the Venus Eclipse having also tried several of your other 12-string models. I love the way it looks, I love the feel of the guitar and I love the sound. The sustain seems to go on for ever. It is so easy to play, much easier than my existing 6-string of another brand. Somehow the combination of action, neck width and neck thickness are just perfect for me."
United Kingdom
on 03/12/2015
"It's so beautifully made sounds beautiful, looks beautiful, so I guess it's beautiful, this is a dream guitar for me at 65yrs old, thank you."
United Kingdom
on 16/09/2015
"Perfect guitar;<br /> most beautiful 12 string!"
on 12/07/2015
"Fantastic! "
United Kingdom
on 16/11/2012