When Patrick Eggle kindly produced a couple of these last year exclusively for Richards Guitars - the demand totally outstripped supply.
Sadly - due to the time to produce these and the costs involved in producing this stunning nitro finish Patrick couldn't commit to any regular supply but as a good will gesture to ourselves he offered to make two more!
They have finally arrived - one of which a very patient customer has waited for for over a year but we do have one available - A stunning instrument designed by Patrick and completely setup and finished by him personally.
Some details from the Faith website....
Faith Guitars and Patrick James Eggle are delighted to present two beautiful guitars: Faith Monarch.
Using Patrick’s own shapes - the Earth OMC (Patrick’s Linville shape) and the Mars Drop Dread (Patrick’s Kanuga shape) – you can get your hands on these two truly stunning and very special guitars.
Using Torrified (Roasted) Sitka Spruce for the soundtable and top-grade Khaya Mahogany on the back and sides, you can be sure they’re going to sound mature and full boded. But what makes these Faith Monarch models truly special is the fact that they were brought to life in Patrick’s own workshops here in England.
Working with our Indonesian workshops, Patrick commissioned 2 Earth and 2 Mars body shells. These body shells were the embryo from which the Monarch guitars grew. Then in his Shropshire workshop, the real magic began to happen.
So, one of the most important difference between the Monarch instruments and regular Faith guitars is in the finish and the lacquer.
Once the base coating process was finished, Patrick started to apply the colour finish. The subtle burst finish was achieved solely by hand and by Patrick’s trained eye. You can watch Patrick and his team in action in this video of the process.
After several coats of carefully sprayed burst finish, each Faith Monarch instrument was finished in thirteen coats of Nitro-Cellulose lacquer. Nitro-Cellulose has long been the lacquer of choice for all top-end guitar luthiers. This is because ‘nitro’ is less hard and constrictive than the regular polyurethane lacquer used on regular Faith Guitars. This means that the tonewood can move more freely ensuring greater resonance and a more open sound. Plus – and this is one of Patrick’s favourite features of ‘nitro’ – over the course of 10, 20 or 30 years it gradually moves and creates a very attractive and vintage-style patina.
As a final touch, Patrick rubbed back the nitro finish one last time to create a hand-burnished semi-satin finish. Glossier than a satin, but less so that a fully polished finish, hand-burnishing creates an extremely attractive yet understated appearance.
These finishing processes are arduous and take many hours of careful and patient work to get right. Luckily, we have the UK’s most-respected luthiers on the case!
Along with the top-notch tonewoods and multi-layered nitro-cellulose burst finish you can be confident of the most accurate tuning thanks to Patrick’s specially commissioned Gotoh 301, PJE-monogrammed machineheads. These super-smooth tuners are tipped with Faith’s much-loved solid ebony buttons. So you’ll be feeling the finest Macassan Ebony at every turn.
Each of the Faith Monarch guitars comes complete with a Faith hardcase.
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