FVHG-HEX - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro - Stereo SRP: £999.00

FVHG-HEX - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro - Stereo
FVHG-HEX - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro - Stereo FVHG-HEX - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro - Stereo

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 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.

This unique Venus model benefits from the Shadow L4020HEX Stereo Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex 6 Pickup electronics. 

 

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 Shadow L4020 HEX Stereo Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex HEX Pickup
Hardcase Included

Dimensions


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

UserReviews

99.3%
of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 1172 online registrations.
"Beautiful sound.... "
Barry 
United States of America
on 23/11/2018
"Lovely looking guitar and easy to play. Cannot fault it."
Matt 
United Kingdom
on 05/11/2018
"I've bought the guitar to add a guitar synth & didn't want to add it to a Martin HD35.. But I've been pleasantly surprised. Its very playable, looks & sounds good. "
Rob 
United Kingdom
on 17/06/2018
"Beautiful tone woods used, perfectly set up and sounds amazing. Can't find a better guitar at this pricepoint, really impressed."
Mike 
United Kingdom
on 29/12/2017
"Early days but love the sound, play ability, feel and looks. Beautiful! Lovely plush solid case included in the price. The included Lifeguard humidifier as a nice added extra."
Bevan 
South Africa
on 16/04/2017
"Excellent, great projection, very comfortable to play.
One of the best acoustic guitars I have ever played"
Graeme 
United Kingdom
on 18/03/2018
"Great tone and esthetically pleasing. Chose over a Martin due to it's sound and finish, even though the Martin was $1000 more than the Faith."
greg 
United States of America
on 24/01/2018
"As a intermediate player wanted something to give me incentive to practice. The FV-HG Hex despite being over my budget, has given me just that. Brilliant sound, easy to play, now annoying the wife with practice. Glad I paid the price. Thanks to PMT Norwich for their help."
Alan 
United Kingdom
on 18/01/2018
"For the price i cannot fault it, stunning stuff!"
Ollie 
United Kingdom
on
"Fantastic guitar - great looks, great sound, and impressive build quality with great materials. Very rounded sound with a bright high-end, great for both finger style and strumming. Holds its own against Taylors and Martins of much higher price ranges, has something special in the looks and build that sealed the deal for me. Would recommend to anyone! "
Rene 
United Kingdom
on 02/12/2017
"A superbly finished musical instrument with a sound quality to match. A nice neutral sound. A joy to hold and play."
David 
United Kingdom
on 13/11/2017
"Excellent!!
Have been looking into buying this guitar for some time and I'm not disappointed,.....well worth the wait.
"
James 
United Kingdom
on 13/11/2017
"Awesome Guitar has been using this for more than one and half years and has only had a small problem with the pickup and otherthan that it's an instrument well worth the money. "
Bashana 
Sri Lanka
on 28/09/2015
"Very good guitar for it's price!!!"
Rene 
Switzerland
on 06/07/2017
"It really is a beautiful guitar Wonderful to play and sounds great after just a few days. I really couldn't be happier."
Les 
United Kingdom
on 05/06/2017
"Great sounding and fantastic pickup system."
Beng Huat 
Singapore
on 12/05/2017
"Love it too much"
Genevieve 
South Africa
on 25/03/2017
"Very good. Sounds amazing. My only comment would be that there is a lot of excess glue visible on the inside of the guitar. This isn't the case with Taylor's and Martins"
James 
United Kingdom
on 22/03/2017
"Well straight from the offset, I was hooked, the FVHG_HEX- Hi-gloss Venus Cut/Electro is a thing of beauty in every way. The build quality is of a very high standard and it sounds totally amazing. I have owned and played many acoustic guitars in my time, but this has got to be the best you can buy for the money, if not the best you can buy. I always wanted a Martin guitar for as long as I can remember, now all I want is another Faith. In one word "Incredible" "
Alan 
United Kingdom
on 18/03/2017
"First very nice feeling, a very clear sound and a nice finish"
ganaye 
France
on 02/03/2017
"great guitar"
danilo 
Switzerland
on 20/07/2016
"sight and sound and feels great"
howard 
United States of America
on 02/01/2017
"Just fab set up superb, plays like a dream can't put t down and it looks beautiful"
Peter 
United Kingdom
on 08/11/2016
"It has a bright high and chimey high end with a beautiful resonance, which i like very much. I am quite new to acoustics (have played mostly electrics so far), but just very pleased with the sounds of this guitar. I tried much more expensive guitars in my local store and this guitars would really stand out againts these. The pickup"
Jaak  
Estonia
on 14/10/2016
"Sounds great, looks great."
Rio 
Taiwan
on 23/08/2016
"Fantastic build quality, fantastic sound. Can't get this much guitar for the money with anything else. Would have happily paid more for it."
Nick 
United Kingdom
on 12/05/2016
"As I called at the music store with the idea of purchasing a master-built guitar, I was shown Venus model of Faith Guitar. When I play, I fell in love with Faith Guitars. Chose to purchase Faith Venus High Gloss - Hex model. This is an awesome beautiful guitar delivering nice sound. Very easy to play. A real Professional guitar. We can NEVER expect such a QUALITY guitar for this price in any other brand. Thanks to Faith and the sales personnel at Musee Musical, Chennai and also to Mr. Vignesh, Furtados, Mumbai. "
S. Natarajan 
India
on 22/02/2016
"Great instrument. Nice materials and quality all around. Love the balanced sound, feel and soul of this guitar."
Stefan 
Czech Republic
on 27/01/2016
"Fantastic instrument!"
Victor 
United Kingdom
on 25/12/2015
"I have read many reviews and watched many YouTube videos about this guitar and it lives up to all expectations"
Bernard 
United Kingdom
on 07/01/2016
"Not only a great looking guitar but also great sounding one; both unplugged and amped up. Just needed a set of 10's and a bit of a set up to bring the action down to my preference and I've been playing for hours! Cheers guys."
Gareth 
United Kingdom
on 22/12/2015
"It both looks and sounds absolutely beautiful. "
Liam 
United Kingdom
on 06/12/2015
"I am so happy that the staff at Berlin guitars has shown this great guitar . It is like it was made for me . the best of all i tried. I just wantet to have a look, but then i couldnt leeve her there, i had to take her Home.My guitar teacher is amazed. I love my venus"
Susanna 
Germany
on 06.11.2015
"great"
Scott 
United Kingdom
on 12/11/2015
"First new guitar since I was 18 (I'm now 30). Worth the wait"
Sam 
United Kingdom
on 19/09/2015
"I'm impressed. Excellent build quality, good rounded sound, nice playable neck and pretty too."
Simon 
United Kingdom
on 04/08/2015
"I like the overall feel of the guitar. its easy to play and makes me want to pick it up ... unlike the old guitar it replaced!"
Len 
United Kingdom
on 03/07/2015
"Really nice perhaps best guitar i have owned and i have had Martin's , Takamine and Breedlove over years still got some of them but might sell them and just keep the Faith i am that impressed with it ."
Jack 
United Kingdom
on 26/06/2015
"The Guitar sounds great unplugged and playability is very good! However, it arrived with a broken undersaddle pickup, there's a cable fracture just under the bridge, so plugged in it doens't work. Still need to get this fixed. "
Robert 
Netherlands
on 08/08/2014
"Well made and finished, great acoustic sound, clarity and sustain excellent. Comfortable to play. (Not tried via the pre-amp yet)."
Ian 
United Kingdom
on 5/5/2015
"I adore this guitar! I sold a Variax and a Taylor to get it and boy, am I pleased I did! My bandmate was so jealous of it that he immediately went and ordered a Faith too! Fantastic build quality and a stunningly beautiful instrument both to play and to look at. It shouldn't be possible to get such a high quality instrument for this price, but somehow they've pulled it off. I test-played Martins and Taylors but until I hit a price bracket three times the cost of this guitar, nothing came close."
Iain 
United Kingdom
on 08/04/2015
"great guitar with a great sound"
alan 
United Kingdom
on 11/04/2015
" A SUPERB GUITAIR IN LOOKS , SOUND AND QUALITY , EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY A."
Roger 
United Kingdom
on 01/06/2014
"Just started to learn to play, and I thought I should purchase a top model. Slow start but the guitar sounds and feels amazing."
STEPHEN 
United Kingdom
on 04/04/2015
"Great guitar, the best guitar I've had. "
Alan 
United Kingdom
on 26/03/2015
"Was looking at Martin, Gibson etc., stumbled on Faith (thanks to my wife). The FVHG provided instant WOW. I ordered the HEX version straight away. Vibration issue (pickup cable) was resolved quickly by retailer FSV and I'm a proud Faith guitar owner."
Pete 
Ireland
on 10/03/2015

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