Item Is In StockThe 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 inch 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 both large enough to deliver a big acoustic performance, and 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 Engelmann 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.
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 - 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 - 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge - Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins - Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type - High Gloss Top, Back and Sides
Preamp / Pickup - Fishman INK3 Preamp with undersaddle pickup
Upper bout - 290mm
Lower bout - 385mm
Depth at neck - 100mm
Depth at base - 115mm
Body Length - 490mm
Soundhole Diameter - 100mm
Scale Length - 645mm
Fingerboard Radius - 16 inch