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FVHG - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro SRP: £959.00

FVHG - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro
FVHG - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro FVHG - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro

Model Overview

VOTED THE UK'S BEST ACOUSTIC GUITAR 2012

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 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 bout290mm
Lower bout385mm
Depth at neck100mm
Depth at base115mm
Body Length490mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length645mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch

UserReviews

99.4%
of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 1271 online registrations.
"Guitar is good excellent .but im having problem with feedback sound when im in stage and line in recordings "
Liboy 
India
on 26/06/2019
"great guitar, great sound, great exterior finish the finishing on the inside espesially where the bracings meet the kerfling leaves a bit do be desired !! to say the least. a bit shoddy."
phil 
United Kingdom
on 16/07/2019
"I am very happy with the instrument, it was a long time since I was looking for a rosewood guitar that had an acceptable price. I immediately replaced the strings with an Elixir Phosphor Bronze 13-53 suit and the result was amazing even in amplification with fishman loudbox mini ."
Giorgio 
Italy
on 08/07/2019
"Great sound. Lovely feel."
Chris 
United Kingdom
on 29/06/2019
"I love it "
Michaela  
Ireland
on 21/11/2018
"Well made.
Easy to play.
Great sound. "
Matthew 
United Kingdom
on 09/04/2019
"Beautiful, comfortable guitar with excellent action. Easy to play with a quality sound. Checked out in store against Martin and Taylor. Fishman preamp a perfect match for my BOSS acoustic amplifier."
Brian 
United Kingdom
on 29/03/2019
"Fantastic quality and build.
Exceptional value. Great sounding instrument "
Donald 
United Kingdom
on 25/03/2019
"Excellent"
Barry 
United Kingdom
on 27/05/2014
"Six months in as an older beginner and this is my first upgrade. I am sure I couldn't have picked better. Even to my still fairly inexperienced ear the sound quality is so rich and the build is top quality. The action is super - I now have to lose the death grip to get the strings down to the frets!"
Nigel 
United Kingdom
on 08/03/2019
"Very pleased .the attention to detail is of high quality throughout.on playing the guitar the factory set up was spot on nice low action ,sound was great right across the fretboard ,from a non pro view I am very happy and you will be too."
Daniel 
United Kingdom
on 15/02/2019
"Wonderful tone, great looks. Beautiful wood grain"
Anthony 
United Kingdom
on 16/01/2019
"Excellent guitar for the price. Good balanced sound. Very playable although action could be a little lower, but minor adjustment should address that. Compares well with guitars twice the price or more. "
DAVID 
United Kingdom
on 04/01/2019
"Excellent build quality and finish
superb playability "
Richard 
United Kingdom
on 29/12/2018
"First class build quality, looks great, plays great and sounds amazing."
David 
United Kingdom
on 21/12/2018
"A fine instrument. Aesthetically beautiful, nice sound and good electronics."
John 
United Kingdom
on 18/11/2018
"Love the finish, tone,playability and materiel.
Fullness of time will reveal all."
Philip 
Australia
on 18/11/2018
"Beautiful, sweet, rich sound"
Paul 
United Kingdom
on 03/11/2018
"Primarily Iím a bass player but still need a nice six string acoustic, spent a lot of time searching but Faith was always on my radar.
Absolutely love it!"
Andrew 
United Kingdom
on 24/10/2018
"Design is absolutely beautiful, sound is crisp and rich at the same time "
Finn 
United Kingdom
on 27/08/2018
"Very nice to play "
Courtney 
United Kingdom
on
"I had looked at the Faith Guitar web site whilst contemplating buying a new guitar. Looking at pictures is ok to a degree, but you have to see and try the real deal. I wasn't let down with the choice of Faith guitars in store and after comparing a few models I decided on the Venus Electro High Gloss. The finish is amazing, the tone is fantastic and the action is perfect for me. It's a quality instrument for the price.........I'm a very happy guy."
George 
United Kingdom
on 23/07/2018
"Fantastic! I compared it against the PRS SE Angelus, and the Taylor 1 series, and I think it sounds, and plays far better than either of those. "
Scott 
United Kingdom
on 11/07/2018
"Loved it as soon as I tested it in a couple of shops. Its tone and build quality easily are easily as good as that of the Taylors and Martins that were within my price range. Also, unlike the equivalent Taylors and Martins, the FVHG is solid spruce fronted and solid rosewood back and sides; and that really does make a difference to the sound.
I was signposted towards Faith by a buddy who bought one two years ago, and I would seriously recommend that you road-test a Faith before you spend more on less."
Jerry 
United Kingdom
on 14/03/2018
"Looks great - plays great"
David 
United Kingdom
on 19/05/2018
"Excellent guitar, very powerful sound."
Konrad 
United Kingdom
on 31/03/2017
"A hobby only for me, but - Brilliant - Love it ! absolutely the right choice ."
David T 
United Kingdom
on 15/02/2018
"beautiful looks and sound. Quality construction, meticulous detail and workmanship"
gregory 
United States of America
on 07/04/2018
"Fantastic guitar. Beautifully made, looks and sounds incredible."
Brian 
United Kingdom
on 05/03/2018
"It is a beautiful instrument. As good as any guitar that I have played."
Mark 
United Kingdom
on 28/01/2018
"Wonderful. Second Faith guitar. Great sound, playability and build quality."
Greg 
United Kingdom
on 19/02/2018
"I LOVE the sound, it blew away a Taylor 214 £400 dearer. I also love the look and feel. This is my 2nd Faith, and this one's much better set up. Like my first Faith, the wiring wasn't clipped-in, causing rattles & buzz. This is NOT good enough."
John 
United Kingdom
on 01/02/2018
"What a sound fantastic!"
Raymond 
United Kingdom
on 28/12/2017
"Absolutely wonderful instrument. The neck feels like it has been custom made for me and the sound when played is heavenly. I have finally found the acoustic guitar I have always dreamed of. "
Frank 
South Africa
on 29/12/2017
"Beautiful warm sound, lovely action, qaulity product. Looks amazing. "
Katherine 
United Kingdom
on 23/12/2017
"So far it is looking great for me. I think I will enjoy it many years. "
Fernando 
United Kingdom
on 20/12/2017
"This guitar is everything that I have ever wanted in an acoustic guitar. I picked it up and started playing. I could not believe what I heard and how it felt in my hands. The factory neck relief and action is so perfect that no extra set up work is needed. Having always wanted Gibson or Martin, Faith Guitars walked into my live and changed my mind. I started playing guitar since the age of 8 years old and am now 61. I played pro for many years as well. I love Faith Guitars and am now a total convert. Faith is the only guitar anyone will ever need."
Frank 
South Africa
on 24/11/2017
"I love it!"
Charlotte 
United Kingdom
on 08/04/2016
"Fantastic. lovely neck. Beautiful tone. Crisp and clear. Satin neck is great."
Gerry 
United Kingdom
on 13/10/2017
"Well made, using high quality materials. Good value for money."
Michael 
United Kingdom
on 22/09/2017
"Awesome! Simple as that"
Dave 
United Kingdom
on 06/09/2017
"Well built, sounds great and excellent value for money."
Dave 
United Kingdom
on 12/07/2017
"First impressions, as guitar has only just recently arrived. It looks & sounds amazing. Very impressed of the prompt delivery also.
It is immaculate."
David 
United Kingdom
on 18/07/2017
"Fantastic instrument. Excellent build quality and beautiful sound."
Robert 
United Kingdom
on 01/07/2017
"The guitar is beautifully made and is even more impressive than expected. The materials and finish are flawless. The setup is excellent straight out of the case. I'm encouraged to practice even more to warrant owning such a stunning guitar."
Phil 
United Kingdom
on 15/06/2017
"This is easily the best guitar I have owned or played. It has truly transported me into the realms of High-End guitars without the High-End price. Its playability and sound are wonderful and I will say that I am in love with my FVHG. Nice job guys!"
Les 
United Kingdom
on 27/05/2017
"Absolutely gorgeous, so much value for an all solid guitar. I really cant find many flaws on it except that the neck finish wasn't perfect."
Jason 
Canada
on 15/04/2017
"The guitar is beautifully made and in perfect condition upon delivery. The tone and sustain are excellent and extremely pleasing."
Christopher 
United Kingdom
on 24/04/2017
"It's Amazing!!!"
Ian 
United Kingdom
on 11/03/2017
"Excellent!"
Masaya 
Japan
on 24/03/2017
"Great sounding and looking guitar, immediately simple to play.
Unbeatable quality and value for this price."
Federico 
Italy
on 12/03/2017
"Superb quality at an incredible price. You'd think it would cost double the price judging by the quality of the tone, finish & excellent woods that have gone into building this guitar. It's right up there with my 2 USA Taylors. I couldn't be happier!"
Kristina 
United Kingdom
on 20th March 2017
"Absolutely fantastic, I like it that much I've just bought th moonblood edition also"
FS3/160526702 
United Kingdom
on 21/01/2017
"I Think Its a beautiful Guitar its my first steel stringed Guitar as i am only a beginner in my early 60s. My Teacher loves it. The sound and tone is beautiful and gets better with age. The contrasting wood spruce and Rosewood is just beautiful and a joy to look at. Well done on a lovely creation."
MAEVE 
Ireland
on Not sure maybe Sept 2015
"Please let me know the age and date for making my guitar.
Thanks a lot."
Dag Arne 
Norway
on 2010
"Wonderful. My first acoustic in 40 years. I did a course in Oswestry with Patrick a few years ago and decided that one day I'd have one of his acoustics. This will have to do for now, but that day will come.
My wife commented on the beautiful tone the first time I played it."
Mick 
United Kingdom
on 24/01/2017

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