PreorderThis Faith Neptune model is based upon Patrick James Eggle's highly acclaimed 'Saluda' shape.
A Baby-Jumbo size with a 16 inch lower bout, the Neptune is the perfect model for those seeking acoustic power without the physical bulk of a full-sized Jumbo.
Sound and Style
Faith Trembesi instruments are a relatively recent addition to the Faith range. Indigenous to Indonesia – where the Faith workshops are based – this beautifully grained, exotic Trembesi wood sits comfortably between the tonal offerings of Mahogany and Rosewood.
Using Engelmann Spruce for the top and Solid Indonesian Trembesi for the back and sides, each guitar looks quite traditional until the exotic timber is revealed upon closer inspection. Trembesi series guitars will respond well to strumming and finger-style techniques alike, with the frequency curve starting high, dipping a little and rising once more toward the top. The resulting sound is remarkably loud and responsive with evenly balanced harmonics.
Top Wood - Solid Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood - Solid Indonesian Trembesi
Side Wood - Solid Indonesian Trembesi
Binding - Indonesian Ebony
Bracing Material - 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 Inlays - Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret
Machine Head - Grover Rotomatic Gold
Trussrod - 2 Way
Nut / Saddle - TUSQ (PQ-6116)/(PQ-9110)
Nut Width - Nut 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge - Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins - Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type - Gloss Top / Satin Back and Sides
Preamp / Pickup - Fishman INK3 Preamp with undersaddle pickup
Upper bout - 298mm
Lower bout - 405mm
Depth at neck - 105mm
Depth at base - 116mm
Body Length - 510mm
Soundhole Diameter - 100mm
Scale Length - 650mm
Fingerboard Radius - 16 inch