Faith FMSB45-BNC

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A little beauty, this Mercury is a traditional short-scale parlourmodel. With the neck joining the body at the 12th fret - rather than the 14th - the strings are held at a slightly lower tension than on regular models. Another implication of the 12th fret join is that the bridge is shifted further from the soundhole. 

These features result in a guitar that is physically easier to play, sounds much bigger than you would imagine and is also simple to handle and transport. 

Using the combination of Red Cedar and Mahogany, Classic Burst models sound as rich and warm as they loo...

A little beauty, this Mercury is a traditional short-scale parlourmodel. With the neck joining the body at the 12th fret - rather than the 14th - the strings are held at a slightly lower tension than on regular models. Another implication of the 12th fret join is that the bridge is shifted further from the soundhole. 

These features result in a guitar that is physically easier to play, sounds much bigger than you would imagine and is also simple to handle and transport. 

Using the combination of Red Cedar and Mahogany, Classic Burst models sound as rich and warm as they look. Using a three-tone burst finish, based on deep browns, reds and amber, this finish is intentionally understated and is a personal favourite of Patrick's.

The tonal character will have emphasis on the lower-midrange with a beautifully warm, vocal nature. The Classic Burst models are bound with Solid Macassan Ebony, and use the same high quality timber for the fingerboards, headplates, heelplates, bridges and bridge pins. Faith Classic Burst guitars are complete with a Faith Hardcase.

 

Specification

Top Wood Solid Red Cedar
Back Wood Solid Mahogany (Deep Satin)
Side Wood Solid Mahogany (Deep Satin)
Binding Solid Rosewood
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 - 12 Fret to body
Fingerboard Mcassan Figured Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 16"
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 or 45mm (see specific model)
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Indian Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type PU Lacquer Hi-Gloss all over
Hardcase Included

Dimensions


Upper bout 240mm
Lower bout 340mm
Depth at neck 96mm
Depth at base 110mm
Body Length 500mm
Soundhole Diameter 100mm
Scale Length 610mm
Fingerboard Radius 16 inchA

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