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FVHGL - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro - Lefthanded SRP: £989.00

FVHGL - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro - Lefthanded
FVHGL - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro - Lefthanded FVHGL - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro - Lefthanded

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.
"Love it!!!"
Alistair 
United Kingdom
on 08/11/2010
"full, clear sound sound"
Dieter 
Germany
on 01/12/2018
"I have been following Faith online for a couple years and was ecstatic when my local guitar store began your line. Scott and Brian at Groton Guitars were able to answer all my questions and offer invaluable advice on how to maintain an all solid wood guitar. The guitar is perfect. Well built, beautiful looking, sounds superb, and I can't wait to spend more time with it. I admire the company's ethical standards and commitment to the environment Faith adheres to. I do hope to see more lefty selections here in the U.S. soon. "
Theresa 
United States
on 19/01/2018
"Excellent guitar"
Jeffrey 
United Kingdom
on 30/12/2017
"Stunning looks, I really wanted the Venus blood moon but this does not come in LH, but I could not be happier with the looks of the HGL, really looking forward to getting to play this beautiful instrument"
Barry 
United Kingdom
on 02/05/2017
"The High Gloss Venus was beyond my expectations. The attention to detail, the finish and then when you play it! The sound quality, the action, the sustain - fantastic. Totally delighted."
John 
United Kingdom
on 10/04/2017

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