FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String Cut/Electro SRP: £649.00

FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String Cut/Electro
FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String Cut/Electro FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String Cut/Electro FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String Cut/Electro FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String Cut/Electro FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String Cut/Electro

Model Overview

The Venus is the now iconic shape that brought Faith Guitars to the consciousness of so many players over the years. The combination of a 15" lower bout and a slimmer depth of body looks to classic OM or Auditorium body-shapes for inspiration, and makes the Venus the perfect compromise. What remains unusual however, is finding a smaller bodied guitar in a 12 string guise. The Venus 12 remains remarkably easy to play, and will deliver that special 12 string sound with gusto. 

The Venus shape is big enough to deliver a great acoustic performance, yet remains small enough for the player to jump around on stage with no problem

The Spruce top and Mahogany body of each of the Faith Naked instruments is 100% solid tonewood – in keeping with all other Faith series. However, the cosmetics and non-essential dressing has been stripped away, leaving the guitars in their natural, Naked state. Satin finished all over, the tonewood is almost entirely unrestricted in its resonant movement, so the tone delivered is far beyond what is normally expected at this price level.

The Naked Venus 12 string is equipped with a Fishman Presys1 preamp system and Sonicore undersaddle pickup. 

Each Naked guitar is now supplied with a padded Faith Gigbag.

Fishman Pre-Amp / Pickup

This Faith Guitar is fitted with a Fishman Isys-T preamp (named Presys-T from 2019), and sonicore pickup. The output jack is combined with the strap button with a battery box fitted to the base of the guitar. The preamp features a Tuner, a contour button - choosing a flat EQ or a scooped EQ , and a phase button.


Top Wood Solid Engelmann Spruce (2 Stage Satin)
Back Wood Solid Indonesian Mahogany (2 Stage Satin)
Side Wood Solid Indonesian Mahogany (2 Stage Satin)
Binding N/A
Bracing Material Hand-Scalloped Quarter-Sawn Spruce
Bracing Pattern Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design
Rosette 2mm Abalone
Neck Mahogany
Neck Finish Satin
Neck Joint Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design
Fingerboard Indonesian Ebony (2017 models onwards - until Dec 2016, Solid Rosewood)
Fingerboard Radius 16"
Fingerboard Inlays Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret
Machine Head Faith Precision Chrome
Trussrod 2 Way
Nut / Saddle NuBone (LC6116)/(LC9110)
Nut Width Nut 47mm / String Spacing 57mm
Bridge Indonesian Ebony
Bridge Pins Ebony with Ablone Dots
Finish Type 2 Stage Satin all over
Hardcase Gigbag Included


Upper bout290mm
Lower bout385mm
Depth at neck100mm
Depth at base115mm
Body Length490mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length645mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch
Where to Buy


of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 1704 online registrations.
"Most impressed by the sound and build quality. "
United Kingdom
on 09/09/2020
"Wonderful sound straight out of the box. First 12 String but extremely easy to play. Beautiful instrument."
United Kingdom
on 04/07/2020
"Blown away, purchased on a trip to the UK, never heard of Faith until visiting Foulds Guitars in Derby. Came back to the US and was actually purchasing another 12 string and the owner suggested this one over the phone. I went ahead and spent the extra money and so glad I did. Best sounding guitar in my lot of acoustics. Unbelievable tone, stays in tune and the electronics are fantastic. Can't say enough about this guitar."
United States
on 23/10/2019
"Fantastic - beautiful sound and playability. Also looks fab."
United Kingdom
on 31/10/2019
"Excellent sound, feel and look"
United Kingdom
on 27/09/2019
United Kingdom
on 13/12/2017
"The set up was shocking; nut had sharp edges; the frets needed work on sharp hand cutting edges; saddle needed re cut. Only started using now; Feb 2019; good value for money if you know what your are doing to fix the guitar. "
United Kingdom
on 17/11/2018
"superb, I was going to buy a Martin but im pleased i got my faith, the tone and playability are superb for the price"
United Kingdom
on 28/12/2018
"This welcome addition is smooth playing and mellow sounding. It is a fine companion to my FNCETB which I purchased several months ago. "
United States of America
on 17/11/2018
"Loverly and easy to play"
United Kingdom
on 06/11/2018
"Very happy with action and tone, not sure how finish will survive regular use but will do my best to preserve it! Surprised no documentation supplied but have found care guidance and pre-amp manual online; will contact customer support re this."
United Kingdom
on 29/07/2018
United Kingdom
on 01/06/2018
"Fantastic value for money, great sound, nicely set up with a low action. This is my 2nd Faith guitar and I love them."
United Kingdom
on 21/05/2018
"Always wanted a twelve string guitar and got one as a present for my 70th. Am enjoying the difference to a 6 string. Having a little trouble damping the "6th" string on some chords but having fun working it out."
United Kingdom
"As a novice, I wanted something that would be easy enough to play without discouraging progress. This guitar is exactly that, and more. Aesthetically its beautiful, and sounds amazing."
United Kingdom
on 22/03/2018
"I'm still searching for the best songs to play on it to really show off the sound but I find it as easy to play as my Blood moon and Naked Neptune. The build quality is what I would expect as I don't really think I will ever own anything other than a Faith again."
United Kingdom
on 06/04/2018
"I love it! It's bright and warm, and very responsive. It's also well balanced, and was perfectly set up when I picked it up. "
United Kingdom
on 03/09/2017
"A phenomenal guitar for the money. I absolutely love it!
Superb sound, excellent workmanship, wonderful playability and set up and amazing value.
I can't fault it."
United Kingdom
on 11/07/2017
"excellent quality & value"
United Kingdom
on 05/10/2017
"I absolutely love my Faith 12 string. The solid wood really sings, and the quality, even on the naked series, is blatantly evident, which makes the instrument pleasing to look at, and play. I enjoy meeting up with fellow guitarists in my family, and having a jam, and whenever used, I receive wonderful comments about the fantastic tone, and the punch of my Faith 12 string. Absolutely phenomenal work by the people at Faith!"
United Kingdom
on 10/03/2017
"Beat sounding 12 string I've played. "
United Kingdom
on 26/07/2017
"Broken when delivered to shop so that's a bummer but still playable and sounds nice "
United Kingdom
on 08/04/2017
United Kingdom
on 21/02/2017
"Love it!"
United Kingdom
on 15/10/2016
"Excellent build quality, set up and sound."
United Kingdom
on 11/11/2016
"It's been years since I played a 12 string so just getting going with it. Beautiful sound!"
United Kingdom
on 16/01/2016
"Just what the doctor ordered - lovely 12 string jangle and chime both acoustic and plugged in. Very stable too - it was pretty much in tune when unpacked. Very easy to play too - nice low action makes it no harder than my standard acoustic"
United Kingdom
on 17 January 2015
"Beautiful, elegant, bright, vibrant"
United Kingdom
on 05/12/2015
"Beautiful, elegant, bright, vibrant"
United Kingdom
on 05/12/2015
"Looks and sounds great - an understated gem of a guitar, nice action, on-board tuner is a real bonus - especially with a 12-string - Indonesian rosewood fingerboard is silken lets fingers slide easily."
United Kingdom
on 18/11/2015
"Beautifully clear sound and remarkably easy to play."
United Kingdom
on 13/11/15
"playable straight from the box, beautiful finish on all the guitar parts,good set of strings provided as standard (d'addario exps) when i need a new guitar faith will be the first to look at."
United Kingdom
on 28/10/2015
"Having owned a 6 string venus eclipse for 7 years and loving it as much today as when I bought it, I was confident that Faith would deliver the goods again when I was looking for a 12 string guitar. However I decided to give the opposition a chance to seduce me first. I tried some top range guitars but the Faith beat them hands down on sound. I wanted a guitar with a bit different sound to my eclipse and the naked just beat the other 12 strings in the Faith range. However I would have bought them all and the other 6 strings if I had the money. The naked is comfortable to play and produces that Faith sound which I like so much."
United Kingdom
on 10/10/2015
"Lovely guitar, very nice sound but I have some problem with the hardware"
United Kingdom
on 27/06/2015
"Absolutely blown away by this guitar, it looks and sounds amazing, both acoustically and plugged into PA system. Really comfortable to play. built in tuner is very accurate (really useful for a 12 string, and once in tune, it stays in tune. Cracking guitar. "
United Kingdom
on 28/3/15


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