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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

99.3%
of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 1375 online registrations.
"Loud guitar even for its small size. Setup was near perfect. Gorgeous fit and finish. Fresh set of strings and she sings. Thisíll be my companion for many a trip and a smaller sister to my Saturn. "
Peter 
United Kingdom
on 24/06/2019
"A beautiful guitar that sounds brilliant and is exceptional in every way. This is my third Faith guitar and everyone are of the highest quality."
Kevin 
United Kingdom
on 12/05/2018
"It is rather wonderful. I have a Martin or two, and to my ears and fingers it sounds as good."
Wayne 
United Kingdom
on August 2016
"Beautifully made. Bought it second hand but 'as new'. Wonderful bright, articulate sound. "
Ben 
United Kingdom
on 04/05/2016
"Love it!"
Richard 
United Kingdom
on 01/04/2016
"Fantastic."
Paul 
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  
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 
Netherlands
on 12/06/2015

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