FECV - Eclipse Venus Cut/Electro - Stereo SRP: £839.00

FECV - Eclipse Venus Cut/Electro - Stereo
FECV - Eclipse Venus Cut/Electro - Stereo FECV - Eclipse Venus Cut/Electro - Stereo

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.

It is still big enough to deliver a big acoustic performance, yet remains small enough for the player to jump around on stage with no problem

Faith Eclipse series were conceived as 'stage guitars': instruments that offered workhorse functionality and optimum performance capability. Using the same structure and tonewood combination as the Natural Series - Spruce and Mahogany - the Eclipse models are finished with a Black stain and a clear PU lacquer all over. The lacquer serves to control the tonewood resonance a little, resulting in a more predictable and focussed tone when performing on stage. 

Further to their aesthetic appeal, Eclipse models feature solid Flamed Maple binding as well as using Macassan Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, headplate and heelcap. 

This model is fitted with Shadow L4020HEX Stereo Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex Pickup electronics. 

Specification

Top Wood Solid Engelmann Spruce (Black Gloss)
Back Wood Solid Mahogany (Black Gloss)
Side Wood Solid Mahogany (Black Gloss)
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 (Black)
Neck Finish Gloss Black
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 Chrome
Trussrod 2 Way
Nut / Saddle TUSQ / Shadow Hex Saddle System
Nut Width Nut 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type Gloss Black Top, Back and Sides
Preamp / Pickup Fishman INK3 Preamp with undersaddle pickup
Hardcase Included

Dimensions


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

UserReviews

"Early days as only picked up today. That said, great tone and playability.l Love the new Fishman tuner incorporated. Superb finish. No doubt we will be getting hours of enjoyment from the FECV12."
Kenneth 
United Kingdom
on 04/05/2018
"I tried every acoustic guitar in the shop. There were Tanglewoods, Fenders, Gibson's, Epiphones. The Fsith Eclipse was the first and last guitar I played. There was no competition."
Mike 
United Kingdom
on 10/10/2008
"I love this guitar. I also have an old Juptier Hi-Gloss and use them both a lot for gigs. They have very different characters and it depends on mood, or the gigs, which one of them I tskr with me for the night. "
Jeroen 
Netherlands
on 15/07/2015
"Excellent sound, high quality for price"
Gwilym 
United Kingdom
on 03/07/2017
"Great sounding guitar."
Tom 
Belgium
on 11/01/2018
"I am a beginner and went for this professional guitar because it felt "just right" in my hands... i loved the sound depth and the fit and finish. Hope to go a long way with this guitar"
Sunando 
India
on 22/12/2017
"Too early, but initial impression is that is a nice looking, seemingly well built, sounds good and has a nice feel to play."
James 
United States
on 13/12/2017
"So far I love it - plays easily, nice sound, beautiful finish. I'm hoping it holds up well in the dry air of Colorado."
Mark 
United States of America
on 24/11/2017
"Fantastic. Plays and sounds great. Neck width is perfect for my fat fingers. A joy to play. Thought the head was bit heavy at first, but soon got used to it. No problems."
Gerry 
United Kingdom
on 28/08/2017
"Lovely tone, Best looking guitar ever"
Andrew 
United Kingdom
on 07/07/2017
"Gorgeous. Wonderful sound. Beautiful shape. Fabulous to play. To my mind, probably the best guitar in this price bracket. Extremely pleased."
Ash 
United Kingdom
on 20/06/2017
"I love it"
Daniel 
United Kingdom
on 25/03/2017
"This is my 4th Faith guitar. I own other guitar brands but as you can tell I am a big fan of your products! They are simply a joy to play."
George 
United Kingdom
on 04/02/2017
"Great guitar for this price!"
Stefan 
Austria
on 05.01.2017
"it looks and plays nice"
ANTHI 
Cyprus
on 14/06/2016
"Love it"
John 
United Kingdom
on 5th May 2016
"Just got it home. Tuning was a doddle. Sounds are rich with great tonal quality. Hope to learn to play now :)<br />rn"
Ian 
United Kingdom
on 12/04/2016
"Beautifully made and finished guitar. Lovely to play and a fantastic sound. This is a top quality instrument that I think is superior to many far more expensive guitars."
Nick 
United Kingdom
on 30/03/2016
"As only just received guitar today (26/02/16) I can't give a longevity review, but first impressions are v good, sounds lovely, nice to play, finishing is first class, setup excellent ( straight out of a lovely deluxe case included in price ) , so with 1/2 hour playing i am very pleased. Haven't tried it through an amp yet , so can not comment on the sound but expecting it to sound great."
Chris 
United Kingdom
on 24/02/2016
"I am really liking it, both to play and listen to. It has been my first acoustic guitar with which and I have enjoyed using it, but one of the batteries is stuck :("
Billy 
United Kingdom
on
"very nice instrument, prefer a shorter scale."

United Kingdom
on 18/08/2014
"Brought it from The Fellowship of Acoustics BV, Nederland via E-Bay and know it will be brilliant when it arrives!! I already have a Naked Venus 6 string which I love."
Andy 
United Kingdom
on 20/01/2016
"Great tone and good playability. Very cleanly built.<br />rnAction needs dropping, but not an issue. Will adjust to personal taste as with all instruments."
Paul 
United Kingdom
on 11/01/2016
"Well made good sound unplugged, quality of wood and finish, plush case, looking forward to seeing how it performs!"
Jeffrey 
United Kingdom
on 13-01-16
"I've wanted this guitar for a while, but not many retailers carry Faith in the US, so I've had to be patient. It was worth the wait!"
William 
United States of America
on 05/01/2016
"Quality build, excellent electrics, smooth action and the perfect jangly tones make this guitar sound like a 12-string should. You can keep your Ovations. This Faith Eclipse is THE 12-string for me!"
Bill 
United Kingdom
on 02/12/2015
"As an owner of both Martin and Taylor acoustic guitars I think Faith guitars are extremely well built and represent superb value for money"
Stephen 
United Kingdom
on 08/12/2015
"I was looking for a 12-string and Millers Music recommended Faith. I tried a few other brands as well but settled with Faith eventually narrowing it down to the Venus Eclipse having also tried several of your other 12-string models. I love the way it looks, I love the feel of the guitar and I love the sound. The sustain seems to go on for ever. It is so easy to play, much easier than my existing 6-string of another brand. Somehow the combination of action, neck width and neck thickness are just perfect for me."
David 
United Kingdom
on 03/12/2015
"Love the guitar. Great sound, and feel build quality and finish. "
Russell 
United Kingdom
on 12/11/2015
"I have the series 1 version bought over 7 years ago which is not advanced as the present series 3. However it is as good today as when I have bought it. Even after all these years the sound is not dissimilar to the present series 3. It is great to play and has a lovely rounded sound. I could not recommend this guitar enough."
Graham 
United Kingdom
on 09/10/2008
"It was LOVE at first sight with this totally beautiful instrument. The look, feel, sound and tone all shout out QUALITY in every way. The guitar arrived perfectly set-up and was even in tune straight out of the box and needed no changes. This fine guitar is a credit to its designers and builders and I'm sure we are starting on a very long and happy journey of musical creativity. Thank you to ALL at Faith guitars."
Gary 
United Kingdom
on 04/11/2015
"Early doors but can't fault it. Love the quality and tone."
David 
United Kingdom
on 01/10/2015
"It's so beautifully made sounds beautiful, looks beautiful, so I guess it's beautiful, this is a dream guitar for me at 65yrs old, thank you."
Alun 
United Kingdom
on 16/09/2015
"Perfect guitar;<br /> most beautiful 12 string!"
Frank 
Belgium
on 12/07/2015
"I love how the guitar sounds and plays and also the solid wood that is used it gives it its own individual sound."
Rawle 
United Kingdom
on 28/6/15
"First impressions, bright, crisp and much cleaner than what I currently play but I can tell it is a quality guitar. Looks great, feels and plays nice, just a case of me getting used to a different, more resonant tone. Slight nick at back near jack socket which disappoints me but I gig almost every week so it will suffer worse than that. Small delay in response with pick up when plugging in....is that normal?"
Gavin 
United Kingdom
on 04/06/2015
"Dear Sir or Madam<br /> Could you please tell me why on some eclipse series guitars is the writing "Eclipse" on the guitar head plate and why not on everyone?<br /> <br /> "
Kuske 
Germany
on 20/03/2015
"Fantastic! "
Rupert 
United Kingdom
on 16/11/2012
"Great guitar looks good and sounds good"
Gary 
United Kingdom
on
"VERY GOOD, FELT RIGHT AS SOON AS I PICKED UP.QUALITY GOOD, SOUND GREAT. WHAT MORE CAN ONE SAY"
keith 
United Kingdom
on march 2015
"Despite being slightly worse for wear the guitar plays beautifully and sounds superb, a testament to the high construction standards and general build quality of the instrument."
Stephen 
United Kingdom
on 05/03/2015
"Splendid guitar with a beautiful sound and easy to play"
Jean-Marc 
France
on 04/03/2015
"Tried many brands,shapes and models over the last month (incl some more expensive Taylor's and Martin's)until deciding on the eclipse. Nice unplugged and good pickup/sound when amped up. Great playability/action. Early days but imagine it is a keeper"
Austin 
United Kingdom
on 07/03/2015
"This is the third FECV 12 I've owned....I gig professionally with these guitars and I find them reliable, hard wearing and they have a great tone."
Ross 
United Kingdom
on 04/09/2014
"Only had it 2 days... not gigged yet, but very impressed in the shop and at home... looks great, feels great, great neck, sounds very good acoustically, and sounded great in the shop through Bose LA, which is what it will be going through for gigs. "
Andy 
United Kingdom
on 03/02/2015
"Excellent... Pick ups and preamp are amazing... Tone and all round sound is superb."
James 
United Kingdom
on 10/01/2015
"Early days, but it is a thing of beauty"
Michael 
United Kingdom
on 02/01/2015
"Absolutely love. I am completely outclassed by this guitar, but I love it's rich tone and easy playability. I am very spoiled!"
Tim 
Switzerland
on 19/12/2014
"Excellent guitar for the price, "
Peter  
United Kingdom
on 07/01/2015
"I have only had it a few hours but I love the clear, bright tone it has. I am also very impressed with how playable it is. Very, very pleased with my purchase!"
Tim 
Switzerland
on 19/12/2014
"Only had it a couple of hours, but so far I absolutely love it. Fantastic tone and really easy playability!"
Tim 
Switzerland
on 19/12/2014
"So far so good. Still getting used to it the neck is a bit chunkier than I'm used to but it's growing on me the more I play it. It's got good volume, nice balance and tone.Definitely a good quality guitar and great value, especially 2nd hand."
Graham 
United Kingdom
on 03/12/2014
"Seems wonderful at first sight"
Francois 
France
on 24/11/2014
"It was for my daughter, she loves it"
Kenia 
Australia
on 04/11/2014
"I love everything about this guitar, build quality, finish, sound, playability. For the money what a guitar. It's as easy to play up by the twelfth fret as it is at the first. The preamp allows for multiple sound settings. Very happy with my purchase"
Steve 
United Kingdom
on 02/11/2014
"fantastic! best guitar i own, superb finish ,great sound, and easy to play .i tried several other makes of 12 string electro acoutic guitars but this one was the best "
keith 
United Kingdom
on 19/10/2014
"I love my guitar and I have no wish to replace it with any other acoustic guitar. I've used it on stage regularly ever since I bought it and I often get compliments on my guitar. "
Elise 
Norway
on 09/10/2014
"An easy to play arm. Perfect action. Wonderful sound.It only weights 2 kg. It has a good look, but some more eye catchers would not hurt it!!"
Ger 
Netherlands
on 27/08/2014
"Beautiful!!"
George 
United Kingdom
on 19/08/2014
"one of the best guitars I have ever owned and easy to play it has become an old friend"
steve 
United Kingdom
on 13/01/2014
"Really nice guitar. Plays very well and the setup is excellent. wanted something not too far away from my electric guitars in terms of action and it is very very good."
Andrew 
United Kingdom
on 07/01/2014
"Very Nice Sound."
John 
United Kingdom
on 22/12/2013
"Beautiful instrument and a pleasure to play, gigging with it next week in the Lake District :-)"
Neil 
United Kingdom
on 12/12/2013
"Have only tried it at GigGear so far, it did sound good though. "
Michael 
United Kingdom
on 16/11/2013
"This is a really good guitar. The sustain on it is remarkable. I am looking forward to playing it a lot. "
steve 
United Kingdom
on 18/10/2013
"looks sound playability it has it all,realy happy with it.two of my freinds have bought faith guitars after playing my one."
paul 
United Kingdom
on 17/10/2013
"Superb."
David 
United Kingdom
on 10/09/2013
"Wonderful guitar,lovely to play,well made and excellent value for money."
Philip 
United Kingdom
on 08/09/2013
"Stunning Look. Great Action. Crisp Bright Sound. Very Playable"
Graham 
United Kingdom
on 07/09/2013
"Absolutely fantastic! I couldn't of asked for a better acoustic. In the 2 years I've had it I've never had to replace/change any parts (apart from strings of course). I would highly recommend it. Nearly everyone who's played it want one now."
David 
United Kingdom
on 26/08/2013
"I am a wanabee so not qualified to comment but......oh my god!!! Love it. It had my name on it when it was still a tree."
Tim 
United Kingdom
on 01/08/2013
"Fantastic for the price. Great tone and playability."
James 
United Kingdom
on 01/08/2013
"Liked it straightaway"
Stephen 
United Kingdom
on 22/07/2013
"Superb tone and sustain. Good balance and appearance."
David 
France
on 22/07/2013
"Fantastic tone, incredible feel, beautiful to play"
David 
United Kingdom
on 17/07/2013
"Liked my Venus naked CE so I bought another On good Faith Easy over beatiful to play"
James 
United Kingdom
on 17/07/2013
"Spot on aside from it appears the preamp has stopped working - which is why I've signed up for support. 8/10 would be 10/10 but for this issue."
James 
United Kingdom
on 02/07/2013
"Fantastic,apart from some slight indentiations on the back of the neck the guitar is perfect(I never notified vendor as I didn't want to send it back-its such a minor detail). Its my first expensive guitar and its worth much more amazing!."
Ray 
United Kingdom
on 25/05/2013
"I'm in love with my Faith guitar, and you have to be in love with your instrument to be as free as possible. It's gorgeous in every way! Sound, feel, its aesthetic. a work of beauty."
Beth 
United Kingdom
on 19/05/2013
"Unbelievable guitar, fantastic looks, Awesome to play."
Nathan 
United Kingdom
on 15/05/2013
"GREAT"
J Craig C 
United Kingdom
on 01/05/2013
"Excellent"
Gary 
United Kingdom
on 27/04/2013
"what i hoped for,and got."
anthony 
United Kingdom
on 26/03/2013
"very compact. nice bright tone. amazing pre-amp!!"
Declan 
United Kingdom
on 23/03/2013
"Simply put after using and owning all the top names Faith are the sweetest sounding guitar's I have ever owned. I have two Faiths' a Jupiter eclipse and a Venus 12 string eclipse. www.iancapstick.co.uk "
Ian 
United Kingdom
on 19/03/2013
"Without doubt the best guitar I've ever owned! Tried a number of different guitars in the shop and the Faith stood head and shoulders above the others. Exceptional value for money given the build quality and tone."
Kelvin 
United Kingdom
on 14/03/2013
"Splendid"
Simon 
United Kingdom
on 01/03/2013
"This is the 2nd faith that I have purchased.Fantastic sound for the price and love the look and minimalist fretboard embellishment with just the single faith logo."
Ricki 
United Kingdom
on 22/02/2013
"I do not know how to put into words how impressed I am with this guitar. It is really impressive. It is smaller that the usual size but the sound it produces is really resonant and dynamic. Every string is clear. I would buy another faith guitar!"
Sheryl Ann 
United Kingdom
on 08/02/2013
"She's a Lady, ever so beautiful, what a wonderful sound, we both fell in love on the spot after first touching her - forgot about all the others in the store - HONESTLY! :-)"
Steffi 
Germany
on 14/01/2013
"Just looking at this guitar makes you stop and play it. Looks great, but sounds better. A collectors piece, and a players guitar alike. I have some great guitars, but this has just put the rest on the stands and hangers. Found a brand new feeling."
Rob 
United Kingdom
on 27/12/2012
"sounds amazing great to play alot of guitar for the price .."
Rob 
United Kingdom
on 21/12/2012
"Struggling to use electric interface, first electric acoustic and no instructions! Guitar sounds amazing acoustic."
Mike 
United Kingdom
on 16/12/2012
"It's the bee's knees. I've played this instrument in the shop for about three years and finally got around to taking ownership of it."
Grem  
United Kingdom
on 09/12/2012
"I bought one s/h a little while back and love it. When I saw Matt playing in PMT with the new Hex pickup I just had to buy the new one. They are both brilliant guitars and I haven't played any of my others since "
Richard 
United Kingdom
on 08/12/2012
"fantastic tone, great build quality, a guitar for life!"
CHARLOTTE 
United Kingdom
on 02/12/2012
"A real beauty with a full, resonant and very well balanced sound. Pretty easy in action, plays almost like a six-string and came in a very good factory set up. Love it. "
Sebastian 
Germany
on 21/11/2012
"FABULOUS"
DENIS 
United Kingdom
on 09/11/2012
"Nice, looks great, sounds great."
jason 
United Kingdom
on 19/10/2012
"Excellent craftmanship, with wonderful sustain and a beautiful finish a truely guitarists guitar which anyone would be happy to own. I hope to continue a long relationship with Faith Guitars."
Robert 
United Kingdom
on 01/10/2012
"My initial impressions are very good - I had tried one briefly at a gig and was impressed by the general tone and comfort of the guitar. I suspect that this one could do with a little setting up - are you able to advise on string height/neck curve ?"
Richard 
United Kingdom
on 30/09/2012
"From the moment I saw this guitar I was captured. I have been longing to get one of these and I am not disappointed. The sound is exactly right for the music I want to make. It looks fantastic on stage. I am very pleased to own this guitar."
david 
United Kingdom
on 26/09/2012
"Nice tone easy to play, so far."
james william 
United Kingdom
on 24/09/2012
"wonderful tone easy to play so far"
James William 
United Kingdom
on 23/09/2012
"Nice mid tone - not too bright, not too dark. Action a fraction high but OK. Good electrics - the hex piezo is useful. Comfortable guitar to play. Like the black finish."
Adrian 
United Kingdom
on 22/09/2012
"great sound played unplugged and plugged as well, nice look and perfect finish, easy to play, well balanced, good parts (preamp, tuners) and woods, very good value for the price critics: I don't like the "eclipse"-print on the headstock so much"
Jörg 
Germany
on 02/09/2012
"Sounds and feels amazing"
Tadas 
United Kingdom
on 03/08/2012
"Absolutely Fabulous!"
Jane 
United Kingdom
on 19/07/2012
"I tried about 15 different acoustics from different manufactures and at a wide range of prices. I kept coming back to the Eclipse Venus as the best sound at a great price. I'm very pleased with my decision!"
Brian 
United Kingdom
on 05/07/2012
"This guitar looks and feels good and is easier to play than my others. However, middle F and G are dull and without resonance. I hope new strings will cure this but I'm not sure it will. "
Peter 
United Kingdom
on 01/07/2012
"Too early to tell"
Ian 
United Kingdom
on 22/06/2012
"I love the tone of my Faith, both acoustic and amplified. It has got even better with a bit of age - great guitar! My number 1 choice for recording !"
Murray 
United Kingdom
on 11/06/2012
"Very impressive visually and very detailed sound quality. Hex pickup gives expansive aural spread through stereo amp. Very good value for money"
RICHARD 
United Kingdom
on 03/06/2012
"Great guitar with wonderful resonance. I have Taylor and Takemine also but my Faith plays just as good. "
Frank 
Germany
on 24/05/2012
"Really love this guitar. Tried most acoustics in the shop and as soon as I played this it was game over...lovely sound unamplified, great tone, smooth action and feel. Beautiful design! Excellent service from LAM Music..."
Dave 
United Kingdom
on 24/05/2012
"At first when I first tried it in the shop , I thought it was missing a little Bass but after getting it home it sounds clear and loud and very easy to play even to the end of the Fretboard. Very clean sound all the way up ."
David 
Germany
on 17/05/2012
"Suberb, sexy, exilarating. The sound that comes from it is like the best Belgian chocolate. Would recommend "Faith" Guitars to anyone from absolute beginner to professional guitar player."
Bob 
United Kingdom
on 25/04/2012
"Astounding! I can't believe I have so much guitar for the Money, I actually went to buy another more expensive guitar, But I tried the Eclipse and couldn't put it down, I just knew I had to take it home. Beautiful tone, and so smooth and easy to play"
Colin 
United Kingdom
on 21/04/2012
"Lovely. great set up from the case, lovely sound with good adjustability in the electronics with the Hex system. "
Neal 
United States of America
on 19/04/2012
"Beautifully crafted with a superb finish. Elegantly proportioned with good choice of woods and fittings. Well set up with a good sound. The new hex system gives tremendous sound options."
Robert 
United Kingdom
on 16/04/2012
"I love its sound, its playing action and the look of it."
Ian 
United Kingdom
on 15/04/2012
"I just love it. Extremely nice, deep & warm sound. Lot´s of smooth adjustment possibilities. Since they´re not available in Sweden, I bought it just because I found a guitar professional that I trusted could check it for me. And he was right. Thanks."
Curt 
Sweden
on 10/04/2012
"I love it! Looks great! Sounds great! Tuner saves sooooo much time. Only problem is the jack on the end keeps coming undone and I have to take off all the strings to put it back on :, It's actually a FECV but that wasn't an option."
Eddie 
United Kingdom
on 31/03/2012
"Abslutely fabulous guitar. I can play it like a six string. Great sound and action."
Jon 
United Kingdom
on 30/03/2012
"Beautifully made guitar. Killer looks and a real pleasure to play!"
Scott 
United Kingdom
on 19/03/2012
"Still the best beast on the market in my opinion "
Matthew 
United Kingdom
on 16/03/2012

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