5 stars (again)
I waited and waited. I read review after review. I don't live in the UK and wanted to be sure that the guitar I bought was exactly the one I wanted. So, home for Xmas and a trip to lovely Stratford, to treat myself to a Faith Naked Neptune. I spent HOURS in the shop, and must have played a dozen guitars a few times each. Huge thanks to Richard for the expert and friendly advice delivered with much enthusiasm and no pressure at all - a perfect salesman.
The guitar is amazing. It feels wonderfully balanced on the leg, the arm falls perfectly and comfortably to where it should (not so with my previous acoustic). It sounds amazing - notes ring and last, chords sing out but without that 'too loud' effect of some dreads. It sounds way better than similarly priced guitars I've tried; after Richard's set-up it plays better too - lovely action, easy neck, the no-frills finish feels great and leaves the guitar with a beautiful clean look to it. To repeat, this guitar plays really well. I can't imagine finding anything better for the price. Friends who have played it confirm it sounds and plays better than their own more expensive 'big brand' models. It caused a stir. See it, play it, want it....get it from Richard. Enough said.