Faith FG1RE PJE Legacy Mars Drop Shoulder Dreadnought Electro Acoustic
Faith FG1RE PJE Product Overview by GAK
Part of the Patrick James Eggle Legacy series, the 'Kanuga' shaped FG1RE is a solid Sitka Spruce top guitar, offering mellow, rich tone.
Featuring a Mars body shape, this classic drop-shoulder dreadnought design produces a fantastic all-round tone.
The guitar is made up of African Khaya Mahogany and Rosewood giving you unrivalled depth, complimented by Flamed Maple bindings, Figured Ebony fingerboards and bridges.
The onboard pickup is a Flex Blend offering you volume, bass and treble controls alongside an inbuilt tuner.
Faith Product Overview
Focusing solely on Patrick James Eggle’s historic acoustic body shapes, our new PJE Legacy Series guitars set a new bar for professional excellence.
The Sitka Spruce tops of these guitars have been kiln-aged through a process of torrefaction or torrefication. The Spruce is air dried before being roasted in a kiln with precise controls over atmospheric and oxygen levels to reduce its moisture content. Then as the wood cools, precise amounts of moisture are re-introduced to the wood. The resulting timber is more stable – always good when used as a topwood - and aurally, it produces a rich, mellow tone with a mature voicing which would take perhaps 20 years of waiting to achieve under normal circumstances. Treating Spruce this way has its benefits on the way it looks too with it taking on a golden-caramel colouring that sees this series radiate an authentic, grown-up vibe.
Paired with a range of African Khaya Mahogany and Rosewood back and sides, these guitars have real power and depth of tone. They also feature solid high-figure, Flamed Maple bindings, Figured Ebony fingerboards and bridges, and bone nuts, saddles and bridge pins. Also for the first time in our history – each guitar has a solid Figured Ebony pickguard.
Based upon the Patrick James Eggle 'Kanuga' model, this Mars is a classic drop-shoulder dreadnought design. Tonally a great all-rounder, the Mars attracts the player with an eye and ear for tradition.
- Pickguard: Macassan Figured Ebony
- Top Wood: Torrefied Canadian Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: African Khaya Mahogany
- Side Wood: African Khaya Mahogany
- 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 Radius: 16"
- Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret
- Machine Head Grover: Rotomatic 18:1 Nickel
- Trussrod: 2 Way
- Nut / Saddle: Natural Bone
- Nut Width: 45mm / String Spacing 55mm
- Bridge: Macassan Figured Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Natural Bone
- Finish Type: PU Lacquer High Gloss all-over
- Preamp / Pickup: Fishman Flex Blend / Condenser Mic
- Hardcase: Faith Premium Hardcase Included
This is the best acoustic guitar I have ever owned! I was saving up to buy a Martin D18 until I saw the Faith Legacy Mars on the GAK website; at a very reasonable price. I did a little price and features research and found absolutely no reason not to buy this guitar. I bought it and I am very glad I did! It is early days but I am very happy with my guitar. I took it out of it’s very lovely hard case and it was ready to play, I mean absolutely ready to play, I will not be altering the set-up at all. This guitar has everything I might require from a dreadnought acoustic. I have not yet tried amplifying the guitar, but I have never seen or heard a negative review and I am not worried. I am really pleased with the level of refinement present with this guitar. More importantly, it is gratifying to find that all the good things said about this range of instruments, are indeed true. As I say, it is early days but I no longer have the long held urge to purchase a Martin D18.
Excellent service and product
Only had this a few days but straight out of the case it was a beautiful looking beast. Once tuned it was playing really well without any adjustments. The huge response and musicality of the sound must be in large part due to the kiln-aged Sitka spruce top. It's quite heavy but very responsive to finger picking and the beast really comes out when strummed or flat picking. You can really dig in and there's no loss of control. Really good hard case too with a Kyser humidifier. Haven't really explored the electrics yet, every time I plan to do so, I start playing and the time's just gone!