FMON1R - PJE Monarch - Mars - Super-Limited Edition SRP: £3,292.00

FMON1R - PJE Monarch - Mars - Super-Limited Edition
FMON1R - PJE Monarch - Mars - Super-Limited Edition FMON1R - PJE Monarch - Mars - Super-Limited Edition FMON1R - PJE Monarch - Mars - Super-Limited Edition FMON1R - PJE Monarch - Mars - Super-Limited Edition

Model Overview

With each of the super-limited edition Monarch guitars you can be sure that you’ll own something genuinely unique that will reward you with a lifetime of musical satisfaction.

Watch Patrick and his team working on the Monarch Guitars. 

>> Buy the Faith Monarch Mars here << 
We are pleased to currently offer the Monarch series guitars in exclusive association with one of our Premier UK Faith specialists, Richard's Guitars. Richard is renowned for representing fine instruments with an obsessive level of detail and care. So you can be sure that your extra-special Faith Monarch will be supplied with extra-special service.

 

The Monarch Mars (Drop-Dreadnought) shape is an absolute classic looking straight back at the traditional models from the early days of guitar building. Its larger body capacity results in great volume across the frequency range. You will still discover a primarily mid-range focussed tone but with added power and punch in both the higher and lower registers.
There’s a feeling of something special about this Mars, Drop-Shoulder Dreadnought. It’s just begging to be played.  

Structurally, using the premium combination of kiln-aged (Torrefied) Sitka Spruce and Khaya Mahogany, this Monarch Mars model is already founded upon an extremely solid foundation.

The kiln-aged Spruce is air dried before being roasted in a kiln with precise controls over atmospheric and oxygen levels to reduce its moisture content. Then as the wood cools, precise amounts of moisture are re-introduced to the wood. The resulting timber is more stable and aurally it produces a rich, mellow tone with a mature voicing which would take perhaps 20 years of waiting to achieve under normal circumstances.

Now, when this caramel-toned wood is treated to a bespoke hand-sprayed burst by master luthier, Patrick James Eggle, the effect is truly mesmerising. Due to the skill with which the various tones are applied, the layer thickness can be significantly thinner than when done on a commercial scale. The resulting array of colour almost shimmers across the wood.

This colour process is applied to the whole of the guitar body to create one coherent piece set off beautifully by the solid, flamed maple binding for which Faith Guitars have become famous.

The protective lacquer used on Faith Monarch models is Nitro-Cellulose, rather than the more common Polyurethane.

Nitro-Cellulose allows the wood to breathe and move much more effectively than PU. Even after Patrick spraying 16 individual coats of Nitro, interspersed by curing time, the lacquer thickness is approximately 150microns. This is very thin indeed, so the roasted spruce and African mahogany are free to resonate as nature intended.

The hand-burnished, semi-satin final finish is complemented by PJE monogrammed Gotoh 301 machineheads. Each of the Mars guitars are supplied with a hand-burnished Ebony pickguard which can be fitted by the lucky owner, if desired. 

Faith Monarch : by Patrick James Eggle.

Specification

Pickguard Solid Ebony with adhesive backing. Supplied non-fitted. Can be fitted at owners discretion.
Top Wood Torrefied Canadian Sitka Spruce (Hand-Sprayed Burst by Patrick James Eggle)
Back Wood African Khaya Mahogany (Hand-Sprayed Burst by Patrick James Eggle)
Side Wood African Khaya Mahogany (Hand-Sprayed Burst by Patrick James Eggle)
Binding Solid Flamed Maple
Bracing Material Hand-Scalloped Quarter-Sawn Spruce
Rosette 5mm Abalone with Fibre Border
Neck Java Mahogany
Neck Finish Hand-Burnished 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 Exclusive Gotoh 301 - 18:1 Nickel - Ebony Buttons PJE Monogrammed casing
Trussrod 2 Way
Nut / Saddle Natural Bone
Nut Width 45mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Natural Bone
Finish Type Hand-Burnished Nitro-Cellulose Hand Sprayed by Patrick James Eggle
Hardcase Faith Premium Hardcase Included

Spares & Accessories

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