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FMEHG-BNC - HiGloss Mercury Electro Scoop SRP: £959.00

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.

 

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 bout240mm
Lower bout340mm
Depth at neck96mm
Depth at base110mm
Body Length500mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length610mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch

UserReviews

99.4%
of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 1271 online registrations.
"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

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