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FMEHG-BNC - HiGloss Mercury Electro Scoop SRP: £1,089.00

FMEHG-BNC - HiGloss Mercury Electro Scoop
FMEHG-BNC - HiGloss Mercury Electro Scoop FMEHG-BNC - HiGloss Mercury Electro Scoop FMEHG-BNC - HiGloss Mercury Electro Scoop

Model Overview

A little beauty, this Mercury is a traditional short-scale parlour model. With the neck joining the body at the 12th fret - rather than the 14th - the strings are held at a slightly lower tension than on regular models. Another implication of the 12th fret join is that the bridge is shifted further from the soundhole. 

These features result in a guitar that is physically easier to play, sounds much bigger than you would imagine and is also simple to handle and transport

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.

 

Fishman Pre-Amp / Pickup

This Faith Guitar is fitted with the refined, low-profile Fishman INK3 preamp system with the Sonicore piezo pickup located under the saddle. The preamp features a chromatic tuner, 3 band EQ and volume control. The output jack is located at the base of the guitar as part of the ingenious, easy-access battery compartment.

Specification

Top Wood Solid Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood Solid Rosewood
Side Wood Solid Rosewood
Binding Solid Flamed Maple
Bracing Material Hand-Scalloped 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 bout240mm
Lower bout340mm
Depth at neck96mm
Depth at base110mm
Body Length500mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length610mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch

UserReviews

99.3%
of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 1612 online registrations.
"Beautiful!"
Hsu-en 
Australia
on 24/04/2020
"I'm totally excited about this guitar. I already have some guitars, including other Parlor models. The Faith Mercury Parlor beats them all in workmanship, design and especially in sound. In spite of the small body shape, it delivers a good performance - especially in the bass range. The general volume of this instrument is also - in comparison - loud and especially impressive."
Mario 
Germany
on 16/10/2019
"The workmanship and finish is outstanding, it's perfect in every way. The sound resonates so well and blows other so called high end makes out the water. PJE has excelled at his craft and choice of woods . Overall it's a 99% from me. Thanks to all involved."
Kenny 
United Kingdom
on 14/10/2019
"I absolutely love this guitar, I also own a Lowden which are known for there exceptional sustain but this actually hangs on to it for longer. Could do with being a little cleaner inside regarding excess dust stuck to the inside from the manufacturing process but this is only a minor gripe."
Sean 
United Kingdom
on 30/08/2019
"Initial review after a few days of use:
A really fantastic guitar, superbly made and beautiful to look at. Everything about this guitar (sound quality, construction, finish, solid woods, parts used, ease of use) is way above the expected quality for the price (also, the "scoop" is a truly great idea - I wondered how much it difference it would make, and the answer is "a lot") - seriously, this easily competes with guitars at twice it's cost of purchase. Setup on arrival was perfect also - thanks for that, a nice touch that is always appreciated.
Construction is very solid and I have high hopes that it will last a lifetime of use - really looking forward to how it will sound in 20 years! Thanks Faith, great guitar. "
Michael 
United Kingdom
on 31/07/2019
"I am absolutely delighted with my new Faith Parlour Guitar. I went out to buy a high end instrument costing twice the price and I came home with my new Faith Hi Gloss Series Mercury with Scoop. Beautiful to look at, superb action, and the best tone ever. It's never about the money - but then it never was. "
Terry 
United Kingdom
on 03/05/2019
"beautiful guitar. Well built. Lovely tone. I love it ? "
Paul 
United Kingdom
on 16/04/2019
"LOVE IT - Incorrectly registered this earlier - I have 2 faith guitars and got them mixed up on the form :)"
Diane 
United Kingdom
on 30/11/2017
"A great acoustic guitar, beautiful to play and sounds rich in tone.
Wasnít looking for a parlour, just a good acoustic.
But when the guy from the shop showed me this to try I fell in love and couldnít leave it in the store.
I hadnít even researched this guitar and itís rare these days to buy a product without reading review after review but it sold itself which is the way it should be. "
Jake 
United Kingdom
on 26/05/2018
"My Second Faith guitar I also have a FSCEHG - HiGloss Saturn Cutaway/Electro. Both quality instruments and sound superb. The sound from the Mercury is amazing for a small bodied guitar. The Mercury was ordered in Feb and took a while to arrive and was well worth the wait."
David 
United Kingdom
on 30/03/2018
"Sounds as good as it looks"
George 
United Kingdom
on 29/12/2017
"Very clear sounding guitar its a joy. the scoop doesn't give me as much access to the upper frets as a I had hoped but nether the less this guitar is just simply amazing. "
Matthew 
United Kingdom
on 23/06/2017
"Awesome guitar!"
Carlos 
Germany
on 25.12.2016
"Very well made with some lovely choice of woods sounds great"
Ian 
United Kingdom
on 24/12/2016
"Absolutely gorgeous sounds wonderful great to play. test"
Michael 
United Kingdom
on 04/11/2016
"Yes to put it though it's paces, so far it looks well made, feels good but need to know more about it's manufacture and capabilities compared to all my . other acoustics?
Only time will tell :)"
Chris 
United Kingdom
on 06/09/2016
"Lovely to play, easy to handle, great sound from a small guitar. Fret ends on fingerboard could be finished better though as they feel quite rough otherwise very well built."
David 
United Kingdom
on 26/05/2015
"for the price, it's good, but not as good as my PJE Saluda which Patrick made when he was in "the states" for a short period of time...Please say "hello" to Patrick for me...I visited Patrick at his shop in North Carolina back in "05..."
Tom 
United States of America
on sunroom1985@yahoo.com
"I have found this to be the most amazing guitar I have ever held in my hands. It was an instant friendship. I adore the amount of detail embodied in this guitar from the headstock to the input. Thank you for giving me this gift. Many more to go."
Joshua 
Germany
on 14/01/2015
"This was a Christmas present (I have the best wife). Have yet to play it at a gig so can't comment on this but it sounds great unplugged. The finish is great and I struggle to find fault with it. Plays and sounds great."
Colin 
United Kingdom
on 19/10/2014
"I took my wife with me to Eagle Music; she is not a particular fan of guitars, but she was absolutely blown away by the sound quality and also loved the look of the guitar. I love parlour sized guitars and the Mercury is just perfect"
Andy 
United Kingdom
on 15/11/2014
"Everything I was seeking in a small bodied Guitar and more besides!! Fantastic tone and sustain!"
John 
United Kingdom
on 02/12/2014
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