FMESB45-BNC - Classic Burst Mercury Electro
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Fishman Pre-Amp / Pickup
This Faith Guitar is fitted with a discreet Fishman Sonitone preamp system which features a volume and tone control mounted to the underside of the inside of the soundhole. The sonicore piezo strip is mounted under the saddle. The battery is located in a special bag affixed inside the guitar attached to the neck-block. The output jack is combined with the strap button at the base of the guitar.
A little beauty, this Mercury is a traditional short-scale parlour model. 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.
|Top Wood||Solid Red Cedar|
|Back Wood||Solid Mahogany (Deep Stain)|
|Side Wood||Solid Mahogany (Deep Stain)|
|Bracing Material||Quarter-Sawn Spruce|
|Bracing Pattern||Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design|
|Neck Joint||Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design - 12 Fret to body|
|Fingerboard||Mcassan Figured Ebony|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret|
|Rosette||5mm Abalone with Fibre Border|
|Machine Head||Grover Rotomatic Chrome|
|Nut / Saddle||TUSQ (PQ-6116)/(PQ-9110)|
|Bridge||Macassan Figured Ebony|
|Bridge Pins||Indian Ebony with Abalone Dots|
|Finish Type||PU Lacquer Hi-Gloss all over|
|Preamp / Pickup||Fishman Sonitone with soundhole controls / Undersaddle Pickup|
|Depth at Neck||96mm|
|Depth at Base||110mm|
Thanks to Steve at Crazy Train Music who helped me finally get what I was after."