FG1RE - PJE Legacy Mars Electro (Khaya Mahogany) SRP: £1,395.00

FG1RE - PJE Legacy Mars Electro (Khaya Mahogany)
FG1RE - PJE Legacy Mars Electro (Khaya Mahogany) FG1RE - PJE Legacy Mars Electro (Khaya Mahogany) FG1RE - PJE Legacy Mars Electro (Khaya Mahogany) FG1RE - PJE Legacy Mars Electro (Khaya Mahogany)

Model Overview

Focusing solely on Patrick James Eggle’s historic acoustic body shapes, our new PJE Legacy Series guitars set a new bar for professional excellence. 

The Sitka Spruce tops of these guitars have been kiln-aged through a process of torrefaction or torrefication. The Spruce is air dried before being roasted in a kiln with precise controls over atmospheric and oxygen levels to reduce its moisture content. Then as the wood cools, precise amounts of moisture are re-introduced to the wood. The resulting timber is more stable – always good when used as a topwood - and aurally, it produces a rich, mellow tone with a mature voicing which would take perhaps 20 years of waiting to achieve under normal circumstances. Treating Spruce this way has its benefits on the way it looks too with it taking on a golden-caramel colouring that sees this series radiate an authentic, grown-up vibe. 

They also feature solid high-figure, Flamed Maple bindings, Figured Ebony fingerboards and bridges, and bone nuts, saddles and bridge pins. Also for the first time in our history – each guitar has a solid Figured Ebony pickguard.

Based upon the Patrick James Eggle 'Kanuga' model, this Mars is a classic drop-shoulder dreadnought design. Tonally a great all-rounder, the Mars attracts the player with an eye and ear for tradition.

Fishman Pre-Amp / Pickup

These Faith Legacy models are fitted with Fishman's latest FLEX-BLEND preamp system. Featuring an undersaddle piezo pickup and condensor microphone, greater sound balance is achieved, plus percussive techniques can be fully explored. The preamp features 3 ultra-discreet knobs, a built in tuner, EQ contour control, blend control (Piezo/Mic), and phase control (push to activate). The battery is stored in a special bag located inside the guitar fixed to the neck black, and the jack output is combined with the strap button at the base.

Specification

Pickguard Macassan Figured Ebony
Top Wood Torrefied Canadian Sitka Spruce
Back Wood African Khaya Mahogany
Side Wood African Khaya Mahogany
Binding Solid Flamed Maple
Bracing Material Hand-Scalloped 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 18:1 Nickel
Trussrod 2 Way
Nut / Saddle Natural Bone
Nut Width 45mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Natural Bone
Finish Type PU Lacquer High Gloss all-over
Preamp / Pickup Fishman Flex Blend / Condenser Mic
Hardcase Faith Premium Hardcase Included

Dimensions


Upper bout292mm
Lower bout405mm
Depth at neck105mm
Depth at base120mm
Body Length516mm
Soundhole Diameter100mm
Scale Length650mm
Fingerboard Radius16 inch

Spares & Accessories

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Where to Buy

UserReviews

99.2%
of owners would recommend their Faith Guitar to a friend or family member **
** Based on 2030 online registrations.
"have only played it in the store for a short while. It sounds really good the action is also good.
The tuner seems to be a bit irregular/unsteady.
The battery 'compartment' is difficult to get at."
Ray 
United Kingdom
on 10/08/2021
"This is the first time I bought a guitar without playing first. It was instantly perfect "
Neil  
United Kingdom
on 19/05/2021
"Such great tone!"
Dominic 
United Kingdom
on 08/05/2021
"Excellent."
Peter 
United Kingdom
on 01/05/2021
"My first impressions were great.
However, while changing the strings on my guitar I noticed that the bridge saddle was a bit loose in it's slot - so much so that it actually fell out.
I put the saddle back in the right way and after allowing a couple of days for the strings to settle down I tuned up and everything seems ok.
Intonation seems fine but I cannot rid myself of the notion that a loose bridge saddle is not normal.
I plan on contacting Faith with regard to this matter."
Richard 
United Kingdom
on 12/02/2021
"My Faith Legacy Mars (FG1RE) + a good-looking & heavy duty case = really worth it for the money. Basically what you're looking for a guitar is in here already. Great and awesome sound! Flawless build quality as well. Kudos for Faith for this one! ?"
Nathaniel  
United Kingdom
on 13/03/2021
"Online second hand. Only just got it so will reserve judgement"
Patrick 
United Kingdom
on 07/01/2021
"So far I am really liking this guitar, it is the most open and beautiful sounding I have ever played and the setup is masterful. The fit and finish is nice and the torrified spruce top is gorgeous."
James 
United Kingdom
on 10/12/2020
"Very very good guitar!"
craig 
United Kingdom
on 24/09/2020
"Lovely tone, excellent fingerboard. Plays very nicely."
Christopher 
United Kingdom
on 25/11/2019
"It's a stunning guitar, quality craftsmanship and materials. The Fishman pickup is perfect for gigs and festival playing, with a built in tuner. The guitar has good sound projection and is easy to play."
David 
United Kingdom
on 30/08/2019
"Incredible guitar, good looks, really low action, compares really well with some extremely high end guitars I have owned"
John 
United Kingdom
on 06/06/2019
"Fabulous tone"
James 
United Kingdom
on 12/12/2018
"Arrived, unpacked it and it was in tune !
This Guitar is a sheer joy to play, It sounds rich with clarity, great dynamics and plays lovely. It is a high class instrument and to me as good as if not better than other big name top end guitars that cost way more and I did a lot of research. It looks and feels finished to a high quality. Case is not heavy so easy to transport. Very pleased and been playing it for hours...."
Rob 
United Kingdom
on 01/02/2019
"Very pleased. Fantastic sound, looks and workmanship. Couldn't put it down."
Gary 
United Kingdom
on 14/01/2019
"I love this guitar, not the least reason being that for the price it plays easily as well as the other guitars I own (another serial collector...) which are all expensive brands.
This guitar is now my go to instrument!"
JAMES 
United Kingdom
on 06/12/2018
"The Mars Legacy is one fantastic guitar! Well built, and better yet, the tone is wonderful - base, sustain, and volume - everything you want from a dreadnought. Playability is great - set up is perfect for me. This is my third Faith guitar, and like all others will receive a very favorable review on www.fatherirenaeuswilliams.com"
Jeffery 
United States
on 11/08/2018
"Lovely sound, well made, quality instrument."
Gordon 
United Kingdom
on 25/07/2018
"Beautifully constructed, good playability and sustain. Just a minor point which I'm told will mellow? is that the Tone is a tad bright. I understand that this may be the Torrified Spruce Top bedding in?"
Ronnie 
United Kingdom
on 28/01/2018
"First gig last night. Absolutely beautiful "
Thomas 
United Kingdom
on 23/05/2018
"Very happy, very impressed - love the on-board Fishman Blend too. There is a slight string buzz when strummed a little harder on the low e and a. I'll see how it is after a string change - may need a truss rod tweak."
Chris 
United Kingdom
on 13/03/2018
"Excellent tone and build. Not sure why there are standard fitted Fishman and LR Baggs Pick-ups in the same model of guitar? "
Ron 
United Kingdom
on 24/01/2018
"Beautifully made, sounds terrific. only day one so haven't pugged in yet. Can't wait!"
James 
United Kingdom
on 17/01/2018