FKNE - Naked Neptune Electro SRP: £519.00

FKNE - Naked Neptune Electro
FKNE - Naked Neptune Electro FKNE - Naked Neptune Electro

Model Overview

This Faith Neptune model is based upon Patrick James Eggle's highly acclaimed 'Saluda' shape.

A Baby-Jumbo size with a 16" lower bout, the Neptune is the perfect model for those seeking acoustic power without the physical bulk of a full-sized Jumbo

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.

This model is fitted with Shadow Performer Tuner Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex Pickup electronics. 

Specification

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 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 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge Indonesian Rosewood
Bridge Pins Ebony with Ablone Dots
Finish Type 2 Stage Satin all over
Preamp / Pickup Shadow Performer Tuner Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex Pickup
Hardcase Not Included

Dimensions


Upper bout298mm
Lower bout405mm
Depth at neck105mm
Depth at base116mm
Body Length510mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length650mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch

UserReviews

"Early days but so far excellent. Sounds better or as good as Taylors and Martin's up to X2.5 the price. One small gripe is that the knobs on the pre-amp seem to catch on the lining of the hard case when inserting the guitar."
Chris Poyzer
United Kingdom
on 23/08/2017
"Looks, and more importantly, sounds great"
Brian Dennis
United Kingdom
on 21/03/2017
"Looks great and plays great!"
Patrick O'Donnell
United Kingdom
on 05/03/2017
"Its such a well balanced sweet sounding guitar, great low end with sweet highs. Reminds me of Maton guitars and a little bit like Martin dreadnoughts. Well crafted and setup, action a bit high, but thats normal on any new guitar. Rob Chapmans review was spot on.Its a bargain for an all wood guitar. I love it, best guitar Ive ever had and ive had quite a few."
Philip Martin Hammond
United Kingdom
on 15/02/2017
"Amazing!!!!!"
Kiran Bhatto
Spain
on 31/10/2016
"Wonderful, Fantastic 'Bassy' sound. Also beautiful to look at!"
Bertie Taylor
United Kingdom
on 02/11/2016
"It sounds so nice that I'm indulged in playing it for the last few days!"
Simon Zhang
Singapore
on 10/09/2016
"Beautifully made, very well set up, plays like a guitar 4 times the price and sounds amazing!
Can't ask for a better instrument at any price.
The naked cherry burst finish sets this guitar off and it sounds so natural and unrestrained.
Can't put this guitar down for long."
Sruart Sansom
United Kingdom
on 11/07/2016
"The guitar is beautifully set up and plays so easily, The sound is rich and full (probably helped by the satin finish).
The only slight niggle I have is a small amount of adhesive on the binding for the fingerboard, it's visible to me which is annoying."
Stuart Sansom
United Kingdom
on
"I absolutely love it. Sounds lovely, looks equally good, sounds amazing when plugged in. No gloss finish lets the wood resonate freely. You can feel each vibration when the guitar is placed against your body."
Kshitij Puri
India
on 20/05/2016
"Simple, beautiful, big sound, sheer joy to play"
Dylan Wilson
United Kingdom
on 17/03/2016
"Such an awesome sounding instrument at an unbeatable price!!"
Nicholas Jenkins
United Kingdom
on 21/01/2016
"Fabulous tone,bright and clear top strings, whilst very gutsy bass end. The naked finish results in a very active and live feel which is exciting."
Paul MacLean
United Kingdom
on dec 2015
"Faith is such a friendly guitar! :) SUPER HAPPY WITH MY FKNE. The tone quality is impeccable, bright, warm and just overall an instrument that is worth every penny. BUY IT "
Wendy Lim
United Kingdom
on 08/11/2015
"Love the guitar. However, this is a replacement of the same guitar model I bought from music junkie last December as brace split on the original guitar. Faith replaced guitar with new, thank you very much "
Gordon Locke
United Kingdom
on 26/10/2015
"Excellent pure sound , from a lightweight, well constructed guitar . Great electric neck action."
John Corbett
United Kingdom
on 26/07/2015
"This is my second faith guitar, my other is a Saturn hi gloss. I was looking at a Mercury eclipse but it really didn't gel with me. This naked Neptune is so warm and resonant. A real pick me up and play me guitar. Lovely balanced tone. Not drednought boomy but plenty of bass and lots of sparkle. Strums well and a dream to pick. Feels nice, light and a very comfortable shape. The naked finish is great and completely different to my hi gloss. Nice to have 2 really different guitars. The woods are not as pretty or well matched as the hi gloss but the naked package really works. It's almost better for this and adds character. Electronics are spot on. I've adjusted the action on both guitars, I always do. Action was medium so quickly lowered. Beautifully finished though as with every faith guitar I've played. I'd thoroughly recommend this guitar and when you add the price into the equation it's a steal. <br /> I wouldn't be without it. This is a very 'friendly' guitar that is a joy to play. "
Paul Williams
United Kingdom
on 02/07/2015
"Beautiful tone, keeps tune well, good looking, good finish, amazing pickups, accurate tuner, good factory action. Amazing guitar all round, 5 stars!!"
sarah x
United Kingdom
on 21/03/2015
"Fantastic guitar and really impressed with the quality and the electronics. My first faith and not the last."
Kaylee-rose Payne
United Kingdom
on 27/12/2014
"GREAT SOUND, BUT THE ACTION IS A LITTLE HIGH AND NEEDS ADJUSTMENT."
STEPHEN BRICKELL
United Kingdom
on 30/12/2014
"Outstanding ! Excellent voice and strong sound. Best value ."
Chris Cattle
United Kingdom
on 30.12.14
"very pleased. good finger style action .easy to play easier than my classical admira . good starter for anyone. BUT need more info on electronics.IM 66 yrs old. READ for instructions.instruct me to a good website"
ollie england
United Kingdom
on 12/12/2014
"I can't resist that shiny smile and twinkling eyes on my face everytime I play. I can feel the vibrations deep into my belly and entire body when I play and sing. The sound balance is truly perfect. The design is so simple, Naked, it's very sensual. "
Elodie ALRIC
France
on 10/12/2014
"Very Nice and Rich sound"
Pravin Narain  Agarwal
India
on 03/10/2014
"Lovely build quality. Sounds amazing the satin finish really helps the guitar resonate. The neck is awesome! Reasonable factory set up too. This is my first Faith but I doubt it will be my last!"
Nicholas Spencer
United Kingdom
on 22/10/2014
"I love it! Awesome sounding and looks good."
Nathaniel Lee
Singapore
on 14/09/2014
"After two hours? Beautiful, wonderful."
Patrick McLaughlin
United Kingdom
on 06/09/2014
"excellent sound and quality that you would expect from a guitar 3 or 4 times the price."
iain frampton
United Kingdom
on 20/12/2013
"Love everything about it, I can play things on it with ease which I struggled with on my yamaha FG series."
Matthew Hutchinson
United Kingdom
on 10/10/2013
"Its a wonderful guitar. The sound is great and the look too. I love it!"
Javier Gonzlez Prez
Spain
on 25/09/2013
"I bloody love it! "
Patrick Fox
United Kingdom
on 01/07/2013
"Amazing quality and build. Sounds better than the other neptune naked they had. Just shows that every guitar is different, I believe I have a real gem! "
Richard Bennett
United Kingdom
on 30/03/2013
"Aesthetically pleasing. It drew my eyes to it the second I walked in. It felt marvellous and played like a dream. The room filled with its sound. I am delighted with it."
Iain Henderson
United Kingdom
on 27/03/2013
"I've had it for 2 days and I can't put it down, superb sounding guitar chose it on sound over much more expensive guitars."
Sam Winstanley
United Kingdom
on 18/02/2013
"It's my first guitar, but as an established trombonist & Cellist I think it produces a fantastic sound. "
Darren Palmer
United Kingdom
on 15/01/2013

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