FNCEHG - HiGloss Neptune Cut/Electro SRP: £969.00

FNCEHG - HiGloss Neptune Cut/Electro
FNCEHG - HiGloss Neptune Cut/Electro FNCEHG - HiGloss Neptune Cut/Electro

Model Overview

This Faith Neptune model is based upon Patrick James Eggle's highly acclaimed 'Saluda' shape.

A Baby-Jumbo size with a 16" lower bout, the Neptune is the perfect model for those seeking acoustic power without the physical bulk of a full-sized Jumbo

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.

 

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 Fishman INK3 Preamp with undersaddle pickup
Hardcase Included

Dimensions


Upper bout298mm
Lower bout405mm
Depth at neck105mm
Depth at base116mm
Body Length510mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length650mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch

UserReviews

99.4%
of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 965 online registrations.
"Good"
Patriick 
United Kingdom
on 18/10/2017
"Beautiful intrument, carefully built. In store I liked the sound a lot, but now when I play at home it sound a bit too bright and crisp in my opinion. But I assume it will improve with aging of the woods. "
Florian 
Germany
on 15/11/2018
"Balanced tone, been compared with Martins and Taylors with the same price range and this one has best balance between high and low tones"
Piotr 
United Kingdom
on 15/09/2018
"Sounds great, but the Fishman wasnít installed correctly. Need to take it back to the retailer."
Karl 
United Kingdom
on 12/10/2018
"Awesome "
Adrian  
United Kingdom
on 22/04/2017
"Excellent guitar - lovely sound - the quality of the guitar should be 3x the proce"
Alan 
United States of America
on 28/07/2018
"Love it!!! Best acoustic I've owned "
Simon 
United Kingdom
on 17/05/2018
"So far so good. Is easy fingering and has a pleasant tone for a beginning guitarist."
Kenneth 
United States
on 09/03/2018
"Love it!!!"
Simon 
United Kingdom
on 24/03/2018
"Good guitar - Not as loud a volume unmiked as I expected.
Would like to know what strings and what gauge are fitted to see if heavy gauge strings would increase depth and volume "
keith 
United Kingdom
on 31/01/2018
"a joy to own and play"
Philip 
United Kingdom
on 11/11/2017
"Excellent"
Jaime 
Spain
on 08/01/2018
"Yeah good. Would prefer chrome trim, but love the detail."
Greg 
United Kingdom
on 10/08/2017
"I am not a great player, being self taught, but have progressed enough to warrant a higher quality guitar. After extensive research I settled on the Faith range, having toyed with Tanglewoods and many others. I am definately not disappointed. Both the finish and the sound are exactly what I hoped for and I cannot see myself picking up my lesser models all that often from now on."
PAUL 
United Kingdom
on 01/09/2017
"This is my second Faith, absolutely love them!"
David 
United Kingdom
on 29/07/2017
"Looks great, fantastic to play. Excellent value for money "
Ivor  
United Kingdom
on 08/12/2016
"I have a collection of over 30 guitars including Taylor, Martin, Fender and Ovation and my Faith is right there at the top."
Athol 
South Africa
on 07/03/2017
"Fabulous Instrument. Excellent build quality and materials and a sound better than many more expensive big name guitars."
Peter 
United Kingdom
on 20/10/2012
"Best guitar I have ever owned, used it everyday for five years and it still sounds as good as it did when I first got it."
jack 
United Kingdom
on 15/10/2012
"Love it. "
Jesse 
United Kingdom
on 15/03/2017
"Guitar is excellent - Wonderful rich low and middle sound which I was looking for and attractive shape and decoration"
Peter 
United Kingdom
on 04/03/2017
"This Guitar has the most beautiful sound quality of any guitar I have ever played and I have played many high end guitars. It seems larger for some reason than other guitars of this class. "
Jerry 
United States of America
on 07/11/2016
"Superb instrument for the price. Lovely to play. However, I prefer the sound now i have changed strings to Elixer rather than the d'addarios that were on it in store. Sounds more like the Taylor I was also looking at now. Hard case as well. Excellent."
Rob 
United Kingdom
on 09/02/2017
"Brilliant"
Rebecca 
United Kingdom
on 04/02/2017
"I have only been playing for about 12 months but was looking for a decent guitar. I did a lot of research and narrowed it down to a Taylor, Freshman, or a Larrivee. I spent quite a while in the shop and then I tried a Faith guitar and I can honestly say I was so delighted that I asked the guy in the shop to play them all for me and the Faith just did it for me. I am delighted with my purchase.
The action is just great and I am now doing some fingerpicking as well as strumming.
Highly recommended.
Terry Horrocks"
Terence 
United Kingdom
on 22/11/16
"After listening to and playing many guitars there was no doubt in purchasing my Faith high gloss (FNCEHG). Everything about it is perfect. From the way it handles and feels to the intonation that carries for some time. Solid timber gets better with age and I can only wonder how this guitar can improve as it is perfect. "
Antony 
Australia
on 29/12/2016
"Beautiful - Love it "
Ivor 
United Kingdom
on 08/12/2016
"great looks, great sound. Very pleased"
David 
United Kingdom
on 08/11/2016
"A beautiful instrument,now preparing for its debut at cafe church. "
Roger 
United Kingdom
on 28 October 2016
"Great tonal response across bass, mids and highs - unique sound and very responsive.
Wonderfully sparkly especially amplified.
Beautifully-figured woods used.
"
Phil 
United Kingdom
on 14/08/2016
"Beautifully finished, full deep, crisp sound. Excellent value for money. Other than needing to tighten the truss rod a little to suit my playing needs, well set up from the factory. A great acoustic, inspirational to play."
Nick 
United Kingdom
on 23/07/2016
"lovely tone, perfect balance, value for price is awesome"
Hae Seong 
Korea, Republic of
on 23/07/2016
"Nicely made, great sound and good value for money."
Mike 
United Kingdom
on 02/05/2016
"An amazing guitar! Tried several others but nothing came close."
Dave 
United Kingdom
on 22/04/2016
"Sounds great. Well made. Quality product"
Alan  
United Kingdom
on 05/03/2016
"Just coming up to a week since I bought the guitar and so far it is wonderful. Can't put it down! Great to play and has a full bright tone. It also looks very good. The included Faith hardcase is also great."
Jerry 
United Kingdom
on 23/01/2016
"I wanted to upgrade my Crafter and with help from the store & research on- line I narrowed the choice between Taylor, Martin and the Faith, for me the Faith with its beautiful finish stood out from the competition! Playability is superb with magnificent tonal quality balancing depth of sound with striking mid/top end, solid body gives it warmth & sustain. On board shadow tuner & preamp is easy to use matching your style with sound. This guitar inspires you to play, hard to put down, thank you Faith!"
Paul 
United Kingdom
on 26/01/2016
"Quite possibly the most beautiful instrument I've ever held. I wanted a guitar to show that no matter how dark life gets, there's always hope. I found a little faith."
Nicholas 
United Kingdom
on 09/11/2015
"Beautiful tone, easy to play. Exceptional build quality and amazing Rosewood patterning. Hard to put down so nice to play. "
Philip 
United Kingdom
on 29/12/2015
"Awesome guitar. Absolutely love it"
Gordon 
United Kingdom
on 15/12/2015
"Really nicely made.. Has a lovely tone"
Philip 
United Kingdom
on 22/12/2015
"Love it especially the aesthetic balanced with a good sound."
David 
United Kingdom
on 10/12/2014
"I'm really pleased with my new Faith Neptune. Not only is it a fantastic looking guitar - understated but beautifully finished, it sounds as good as it looks. I just wish my playing could do it justice, but it inspires me to pick it up and play every day at any opportunity!"
Philip 
United Kingdom
on 09/05/2015
"Comparing prices and build quality against the same class guitars including some twice the price, this wins hands down"
Anthony 
United Kingdom
on 27/08/2015
"Absolutely stunning looking guitar, well rounded tone and sure to sound even better with age. Beauty personified!"
Philip 
United Kingdom
on 15/06/2015
"So far so good"
John 
United Kingdom
on 02/05/2015
"Love it :-) big investment (well for me it was) but she's a beauty"
David 
United Kingdom
on 24/01/2015
"In short: Awesome! I am the pastor of music ministry in my church (Melbourne), have been playing in church for 17 yrs."
Daniel 
Australia
on 12/02/2015
"Excellent sound, very pleased with it. I actually intended to buy a Venus cutaway but the Neptune sounded so much more full bodied with a great bass response."
Simon 
United Kingdom
on 16/01/2015
"Great tone and playability outclassing more expensive instruments"
Graham 
United Kingdom
on 14/01/2015
"Really happy with the guitar, great to hold and great tone."
Paul 
United Kingdom
on 29/12/2014
"Absolutely perfect! amazing clarity and string definition. Effortless to play. Almost plays as well as an electric! Best purchase i could have made!"
Daniel 
United Kingdom
on 27/12/2014
"I went in to try or by a different guitar and was very surprised to pick this up and find that it was so good. The neck just fitted like your best pair of jeans and with the sound to match."
Helen 
United Kingdom
on 25/11/2014
"SOUNDS AND LOOKS GREAT, BEST ONE I HAVE EVER HAD"
ANDRZEJ 
Poland
on 18/11/2014
"I came for Higloss Venus at first, but in the end found Higloss Neptune more suitable for fingerstyle and louder volume. Venus is goood for stage play i think. Fin I like the voice of Higlosss Neptune, besides its the same size of a Taylor GA model."
Yu 
China
on 02/11/2014
"Amazing quality and sound. The action (to my limited knowledge/ability) is superb."
Perry 
United Kingdom
on 19/09/2014
"My Son aged 15 was given great advise from PMT, he picked up the guitar and instantly fell in love with it, he tried a Taylor at £1700 still preferred the Faith, then tried the martin guitar at £1800, he still preferred the Faith."
Tom 
United Kingdom
on 01/01/2014
"Beautiful looking, very easy and a joy to play. Sounds wonderful and full of expression. "
Eric 
United Kingdom
on 29/12/2013
"The guitar is very well made and sounds great"
Peter 
Germany
on 24/12/2013
"First time with the guitar was very easy to get playing to your style. Nice handling and great tone. Finish and quality of the guitar is very impressive."
David 
United Kingdom
on 24/12/2013
"Very Good"
hyun-ho 
Korea, Republic of
on 05/12/2013
"It's such an awesome guitar. You can easily match it with guitars that cost double the price. Mine, all solid mahogany, sounds so full and beautiful, and has such a perfect finish... Coming with a hard case was a significant differential too."
Felipe 
United Kingdom
on 26/10/2013
"Wonderful. Incredible value for money. Great tone & playability. Strumming, single note and finger style... love it"
David 
United Kingdom
on 21/07/2013
"Excellent guitar - I wished you would build a Baritone as well!!!"
Lars 
Germany
on 30/05/2013
"Originally gave low score,thought it had a flaw with the finish. Did not know that is how a good guitar looks. The guitar has excellent playability. For me it is gorgeous to play fingerstyle with.A/B'd this with Yamaha AC3R. This guitar won - easily "
David 
United Kingdom
on 16/05/2013
"I have never played an instrument as well suited to my style of playing in my whole life. It has a unique tone that when I hear reminds me of the reason I chose a Faith above anything else. I am extremely grateful for the care gone into crafting it."
Tom 
United Kingdom
on 14/04/2013
"The sound is superb and the overall look of the guitar is pleasing to me."
Ian 
United Kingdom
on 08/04/2013
"Excellent playability, exeptional Sound, not too pretty top - lots of disturbances in spruce wood"
Lars 
Germany
on 04/04/2013
"I have 12 guitars already. Tried Taylors, Martins and many others but chose this Faith. Picked it up, played one chord and had to have it. "
Stuart 
United Kingdom
on 11/03/2013
"Great beautiful sound and great looking"
Colin 
United Kingdom
on 07/03/2013
"It sounds great! "
Lee 
Korea, Republic of
on 07/03/2013
"Absolutely stunning! Just like Craig Bevan says, "I am over the moon with it!""
Youri 
Netherlands
on 25/02/2013
"I bought my guitar from Richards Guitars in Stratford - When delivered, it was even STILL IN TUNE!! The sound, finish and action was even better than I hoped for.. a truly amazing guitar, that was perfectly set up by Richards guitar Techs."
Mark 
United Kingdom
on 16/02/2013
"Absolutely delighted with the construction, the look and the sound."
David 
United Kingdom
on 09/02/2013
"I am very impressed with both the quality of the finish and the tone of this guitar. I think the maple binding is outstanding. Overall this guitar for me looks and sounds like a guitar costing twice the amount I paid."
John 
United Kingdom
on 17/01/2013
"Initial impression backs up the reviews I have read on the internet. Quality of finish is to a high standard as is the sound quality which I expect to get even better as the guitar plays in. I look forward to many happy hours playing this instrument."
John 
United Kingdom
on 29/11/2012
"I AM RELEARNING GUITAR HAVING PLAYED MODERATELY IN MY YOUTH. I SHOPPED AROUND AND ASKED AROUND. FAITH WAS MY FAVOURITE FOR THE PRICE. GREAT LOOKS AND GREAT SOUND. "
BARRIE 
United Kingdom
on 04/10/2012
"i bought my guitar today 18, 08, 2012, and already think it is value for money, the quality of build and playability for the cost is excelent. My only complaint is I didn't get a care and instruction book in the case, how do I get one ?"
Martin 
United Kingdom
on 18/08/2012
"Fantastic"
colin 
United Kingdom
on 17/07/2012
"This guitar is simply perfect for me! Action is incredible! Sparkly highs, punchy lows, an absolute joy to play and record!"
Craig 
United Kingdom
on 14/07/2012
"Pretty decent, reasonable action and good sound."
Tony 
United Kingdom
on 05/06/2012
"Absolutely overwhelmed with my brand new Neptune! Punchy lows, sparkly highs, the action and playability are second to none IMO. I cannot put this instrument down!"
Craig 
United Kingdom
on 31/05/2012
"I bought my Neptune Hi Gloss from Guitar Village in Farnham and had the opportunity to try alongside many other makes - easily as good as guitars costing 3 times as much. Everytime I play it, it just sounds better and better. Great amplified as well."
Lee 
United Kingdom
on 24/05/2012
"Still amazed at the quality and sound especially for the price! Beautiful sound and such a pleasure to play :-)"
Mark 
United Kingdom
on 20/05/2012
"GREAT GUITAR! GREAT SOUND AND PLAYABILITY. VEY BEAUTIFUL."
JARI 
Finland
on 24/04/2012
"It's still very new but it's good to play and I like the full well balanced sound."
Geoff 
United Kingdom
on 18/04/2012
"lovely color, well made , plays well sounds very nice through Amp."
stewart 
United Kingdom
on 12/04/2012
"So far...Love It!!"
Keith 
United Kingdom
on 05/04/2012
"In a word: Incredible! The lows out of the jumbo with the comfort of a normal sized guitar. Big sound for small $ - don't let the price fool you! Perfect for fingerstyle guitar playing. I love this guitar to bits, always a joy to play."
David 
Australia
on 17/03/2012

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