Faith Venus Blood Moon Cutaway Electro-Acoustic (FVBMB), Blood Moon Burst, with hard case
Faith Venus Blood Moon Cutaway Electro-Acoustic (FVBMB), Blood Moon Burst, with case
The Faith Venus Blood Moon Cutaway Electro-Acoustic, Blood Moon Burst has been voted the UK's best acoustic guitar of 2016 by the Music Industries Association (MIA) due to its incredible playability and superb tonal range. The Faith Venus Blood Moon is constructed entirely from the finest, highly figured Javanese trembesi. The Indonesian timber has been used for many years by furniture makers because of its beautiful and eye-catching look, however Faith have discovered the trembesi's natural ability to project a range of beautiful tonal properties that make this instrument so special. In addition, for a louder, richer acoustic performance, the Venus Blood Moon is fitted with Patrick James Eggle's X-bracing. Furthermore, equipped with a Fishman preamp and undersaddle pickup, the Faith Venus Blood Moon becomes perfect for live performance, perfect for the performing singer/songwriter, as well as the recording or gigging guitarist. Lastly, the Faith Venus Blood Moon comes with a hardcase included.
Solid Grade AAA Indonesian Trembesi Construction
Constructed entirely from premium grade AAA Indonesian trembesi, the Faith Venus Blood Moon not only projects an unmistakable tone that falls between mahogany and rosewood but has a striking visual appeal. Its solid all-Indonesian trembesi build produces warmth and resonance while also having a subtle hint of bright sparkle, as well as being beautifully balanced across the tonal spectrum. Furthermore, the trembesi construction will also respond superbly well to both fingerpicking and strumming techniques and provides the player with a rich, loud acoustic voice that is incredibly responsive with evenly balanced harmonics.
The Faith Venus Blood Moon guitar features an auditorium cutaway body with a 15-inch lower bout and a slimmer depth, making it comfortable to play throughout both seated and standing performances. The comfortable auditorium shape and cutaway profile makes it a delight to play, as well as being incredibly lightweight, perfect for long, enduring sets. Furthermore, its venetian cutaway profile puts more challenging chords within easy reach, preventing excessive strain and stretching. The Venus Blood Moon's auditorium body is also a superb all-purpose instrument, offering a versatility that allows the player to perform picking techniques to strumming and many different genres with equal ease.
Mahogany Neck & Ebony Fingerboard
With a neck constructed from mahogany, the player receives a quick and dynamic response with plenty of warmth and resonance. Mahogany's nature allows it to respond superbly to numerous playing styles and techniques with ease, perfect for getting creative and unleashing true potential. Furthermore, the neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard that adds ringing sustain, plenty of bite and a bright sizzle to the guitar's overall tone. For added aesthetic appeal, the fingerboard also features Faith's majestic 'F' logo placed on the 12th fret and inlaid in mother of pearl for an elegant look.
Fishman INK3 Preamp
Equipped with Fishman electronics, the Faith Venus Blood Moon is perfect for live, studio and rehearsal environments. The Venus Blood Moon features a Fishman INK3 preamp and Fishman undersaddle pickup, the pickup faithfully picks-up the guitar's natural and sonically-pleasing acoustic voice and projects each stunning nuance with optional tone shaping. In addition, the Fishman INK3 offers an elegant, modern and unobtrusive design with smooth rotary controls for volume, bass, middle and treble, perfect for a precise and accurate performance. Furthermore, the preamp features a built-in tuner that offers precise and easy tuning on the go, whether performing acoustically or amplified.
Patrick James Eggle Bracing
The Patrick James Eggle X-brace design and is made from quarter-sawn spruce, offering reinforced structure with enhanced tone and volume. Bracing serves two purposes, to stop the guitar from collapsing under string tension, and to shape the guitar's sound. The Patrick James Eggle X-brace design forms an X shape that intersects just behind the sound hole, giving support and stability to your guitar, and a rich, beautifully balanced tone with superb volume, projection.
Patrick James Eggle & Faith
Patrick James Eggle had a major input to the design of many of the Faith family, including the Venus Blood Moon. He built his first guitar at the age of fifteen as a school project. By the time he had completed it, he was already completely dissatisfied by the outcome of his project, and decided to pull it apart and start again from scratch. This started a life long obsession which lead him to fame and has now gained an incredible reputation among collectors and players for his uncompromising quality and amazing eye for a tasteful design. His commitment to producing guitars of the highest quality tone, finish, and playability is extremely popular. Faith was created in 2002 by an exclusive group of veteran guitar specialists, led by the legend himself Patrick James Eggle. He has trained each new staff member in hand-building and hand-finishing techniques that have characterised Patrick James Eggle guitars for decades.
With workshops located in West Java, Indonesia, Faith have dedicated their working lives to both sustainable and ethical manufacturing processes, and are extremely conscious of environmental and human resource concerns. Each Faith model is produced in accordance with this vision and radiates the elegance of craftsmanship and superior tonal sounds for which Patrick James Eggle's designs are so well known.
Voted the UK's best acoustic guitar
Equipped with elegant and modern Fishman electronics for a precise and smooth amplified performance
Venetian cutaway profile provides added comfort and easy access to upper frets
Mahogany neck delivers beautiful warm tones with a quick and dynamic repsonse
Patrick James Eggles X-brace design supports the body and offers a richer, louder acoustic voice
Ebony fingerboard provides a great amount of percussive overtones with a harder pick attack
Satin neck finish to prevent 'gig-hands' from sticking
Gloss body and exquisite grain pattern provides a beautiful and high-end appearance
Hard case included to fit the Venus shape, specifically for maximum protection
Built-in tuner for precise and easy tuning on the go
Delivers beautiful clarity and articulation when playing fingerpicking techniques
Grover rotomatic machineheads offer precise and stable tuning
Flamed maple binding serves to enhance its stunning appearance further
Exclusive Blood Moon burst finish, gold hardware, abalone rosette and Faith logo inlay offers performance ready appearance
Body & Bridge
Top Material: Solid AAA Grade Indonesian Trembesi
Body Material: Solid AAA Grade Indonesian Trembesi
Body Type: Auditorium Cutaway
Bridge Material: Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins: Macassan Figured Ebony w/ Abalone Dots
Binding: Flame Maple
Bracing: Patrick James Eggle X Brace Design
Bracing Material: Quarter-Sawn Spruce
Rosette: 5 mm Abalone w/ Fibre Border
Neck & Fingerboard
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Joint: Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design
Neck Finish: Satin
Fingerboard Material: Macassan Figured Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 16''
Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret
Nut Material: Tusq
Scale Length: 645 mm
Hardware & Electronics
Hardware Color: Gold
Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic Gold w/ Black Buttons
Pickup: Fishman Undersaddle
Preamp: Fishman INK3
Preamp Controls: Volume/Tuner/Bass/Middle/Treble
Case: Hardcase Included
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