Faith FVHG-PERC HiGloss Venus Percussive Concert Electro Acoustic
Faith FVHG-PERC Product Overview by GAK
The FVHG-PERC is a Concert Electro Acoustic guitar from Faith. It features a stunning Englemann Spuce top combined with a figured Rosewood back and sides. The guitar is finished with solid Flamed Maple binding and a Macassan Ebony fingerboard and bridge.
Onboard you will find the impressive Fishman INK BODY system, giving you a rich tone when plugged in. Control wise you've got a simple 'blend' control, EQ, a notch filter as well as the ability to phase swith.
The 2012 model was voted as the acoustic guitar of the year and with added Fishman pickup system, you'd be a follow not to at least consider it!
Faith Product Overview
The Venus is the now iconic shape that brought Faith Guitars to the consciousness of so many players over the years. The combination of a 15" lower bout and a slimmer depth of body looks to classic OM or Auditorium body-shapes for inspiration, and makes the Venus the perfect compromise.
It is still big enough to deliver a big acoustic performance, yet remains small enough for the player to jump around on stage with no problem.
Faith HiGloss series are designed to offer both visual and aural beauty. Using high grade Englemann Spruce for the top and highly-figured Rosewood for the back and sides, HiGloss models feature solid Flamed Maple binding and Macassan Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, headplate and heelcap.
Tonally, this combination of wood is generally bright and 'zingy', delivering great clarity. Visualising this as a frequency curve, it would be shaped like a smile: high on the bass, dipping down through the middle and rising once again at the top end, lending itself to fingerstyle and solo pieces in particular.
This body sensor not only allows for much greater expression when playing fingerstyle, but also delivers a multitude of sonic effects when tapping and slapping various parts of the body.
The mix of these two pickups is controlled via a simple 'blend' control located on the preamp, along with a full range of EQ, notch filter and phase switching.
- Top Wood: Solid Engelmann Spruce
- Back Wood: Solid Rosewood
- Side Wood:Solid Rosewood
- 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 Gold
- Trussrod: 2 Way
- Nut / Saddle: TUSQ (PQ-6116)/(PQ-9110)
- Nut Width: 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
- Bridge: Macassan Figured Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
- Finish Type: High Gloss Top, Back and Sides
- Preamp / Pickup: Fishman Ink BODY preamp
Bought this as I know that guitars built with Patrick Eggles name on it are always top of the pile when it comes to quality and meticulous finishing and this guitar is no exception. Superb build quality and excellent tones.Also it comes with a fitted hard case which many of its competitors do not and also a humidifier to keep the wood in good shape .. A really superb guitar with a good set-up straight from the case together with beautiful finish.