Faith FVHG Hi-Gloss Venus Cut/Electro
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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 bodylooks 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 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.
This model is fitted with Shadow Performer Tuner Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex Pickup electronics.
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 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 (Shadow Hex Saddle on FVHG-HEX)
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
Pickup / Preamp: Shadow Performer Tuner Preamp / Shadow Nanoflex Pickup