FMHG - HiGloss Mercury SRP: £715.00

FMHG - HiGloss Mercury
FMHG - HiGloss Mercury FMHG - HiGloss Mercury

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
Hardcase Included

Dimensions


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

UserReviews

"It is rather wonderful. I have a Martin or two, and to my ears and fingers it sounds as good."
Wayne Jones
United Kingdom
on August 2016
"Beautifully made. Bought it second hand but 'as new'. Wonderful bright, articulate sound. "
Ben McKinney
United Kingdom
on 04/05/2016
"Love it!"
Richard Boal
United Kingdom
on 01/04/2016
"Fantastic."
Paul church
United Kingdom
on 20/02/2008
"I love it. Best value guitar money can buy. All solid wood, amazing tone great playability. Build quality A1.. Would highly recommend. "
Kevin  McGowan
Ireland
on 01/04/2014
"It's so easy to play, especially when I am not such a good guitar player. The Faith Mercury is small and beautiful, it's made out of solid rosewood en spruce which result in a very warm, loud but controlled sound. This guitar is ringing and singing. You feel and you hear the quality and the workmanship that was put into it. Never thought of buying a Faith guitar actually. "
Dirk Alberti
Netherlands
on 12/06/2015
"Superb. Made me want one of the Neptune series, which I have finally got today."
Paul Richards
United Kingdom
on 10/03/2015
"it's got a good tone for a small guitar. It's for anyone to play so it's in the living room. I prefer a 45mm nut."
Adrian Drake-Lee
United Kingdom
on 12/11/2014
"There are two types of guitarist in this world: those who have a Faith Mercury HiGloss and those who have yet to try one. Utterly charming. What makes it great, at any price, is its build quality, wonderful playability and sweet tonal variety. "
Philip Brooksby
United Kingdom
on
"Fabulous, beautiful warm sound, great aesthetic, but still dont understand why its so heavy, for an accoustic"
Jesse O'Sullivan
United Kingdom
on 29/09/2014
"Bought because quality of build, playability and tone are far superior to any other instrument I tried during my search. I'm a little guy with small hands, so the parlour size and shorter scale are far more comfortable than my Dreadnought!"
Geoff Thorpe
United Kingdom
on 15/11/2013
"Amazing build quality, top notch components, focused tight sound. Quality all the way with a fantastic price to match"
Thomas Moon
United Kingdom
on 27/07/2013
"Well made with an excellent finish. The sound is well balanced and wonderfully resonant"
david clarkson
United Kingdom
on 20/06/2013
"I absolutely love it! It is extremely well built and beautiful to look at. It is also very easy and comfortable to play. My only regret is that I should have bought the model with the scoop."
Ilhan Akbil
United States of America
on 09/06/2013
"A true delight. Very easy to handle with a delightfully responsive action. She has a sweet tone with a bright ringing resonance yet a more powerful sound than you would expect from such a petite instrument. I can't put her down!"
Bill Kitchen
United Kingdom
on 19/11/2012
"A true delight. Easy to handle, lovely responsive action with a surprisingly powerful bright ringing tone for such a petite instrument. I can't put it down!"
Bill Kitchen
United Kingdom
on 19/11/2012
"Fell in love... Went in looking for a guitar for a couple of hundred pounds... Came back for the mercury an hour later, couldn't resist it... "
Richard Nielsen
United Kingdom
on 23/10/2012
"Lovely"
Chlay Chlay
United Kingdom
on 30/09/2012
"I love this little guitar. Crisp clear noted, rich sounds and lovely action. Ideal for picking . I am taking it on holiday with me!"
Colin Powell
United Kingdom
on 13/06/2012
"I think the Mercury is an absolutely brilliant little guitar. The bright tone, abundant sustain, and sheer playability are a joy. As you'd expect, the output is less than my Martin D35, but it outshines it in sheer charm."
George Smith
United Kingdom
on 13/05/2012
"Absolutely love it!!!"
Mark Lindsay
United Kingdom
on 16/03/2012

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