FVHGL - HiGloss Venus Cut/Electro - Lefthanded

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** Based on 1886 online registrations.


Fishman Pre-Amp / Pickup

This Faith Guitar is fitted with the refined, low-profile Fishman INK3 preamp system with the Sonicore piezo pickup located under the saddle. The preamp features a chromatic tuner, 3 band EQ and volume control. The output jack is located at the base of the guitar as part of the ingenious, easy-access battery compartment.

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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.

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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
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
Rosette 5mm Abalone with Fibre Border
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 INK3 Preamp with undersaddle pickup
Hardcase Included
Upper Bout 290mm
Lower Bout 385mm
Depth at Neck 100mm
Depth at Base 115mm
Body Length 490mm
Soundhole Diameter 100mm
Scale Length 645mm
"I'm extremely pleased.
My shiny new FVHGL looks beautiful, sounds amazing, and plays like butter. My Martin and Taylor seem jealous. "

United States
on 07/12/2020
"Bought from PMT Manchester. Uesd every day. Tone and quality is perfect."

United Kingdom
on 31/07/2020
"It's a lovely guitar, but the wood combination accentuates high and low frequencies at the expense of the mids, which doesn't really suit standard tuning, at least not on an acoustic.

Tune down half a step to Eb however, and this guitar sings!!"

United Kingdom
on 29/06/2020

United Kingdom
on 25/11/2019
"I really enjoy playing this left handed guitar. Personally it's a fantastic guitar. it's not too heavy, it's very light, the action sits perfect for me, it's nice and low for when I make those bar chords and has amazing sound."

United Kingdom
on 23/10/2019
"Love it!!!"

United Kingdom
on 08/11/2010
"full, clear sound sound"

on 01/12/2018
"I have been following Faith online for a couple years and was ecstatic when my local guitar store began your line. Scott and Brian at Groton Guitars were able to answer all my questions and offer invaluable advice on how to maintain an all solid wood guitar. The guitar is perfect. Well built, beautiful looking, sounds superb, and I can't wait to spend more time with it. I admire the company's ethical standards and commitment to the environment Faith adheres to. I do hope to see more lefty selections here in the U.S. soon. "

United States
on 19/01/2018
"Excellent guitar"

United Kingdom
on 30/12/2017
"Stunning looks, I really wanted the Venus blood moon but this does not come in LH, but I could not be happier with the looks of the HGL, really looking forward to getting to play this beautiful instrument"

United Kingdom
on 02/05/2017
"The High Gloss Venus was beyond my expectations. The attention to detail, the finish and then when you play it! The sound quality, the action, the sustain - fantastic. Totally delighted."

United Kingdom
on 10/04/2017
"What a fantastic sounding and looking instrument. All I have to do now is to make the most if it! "

United Kingdom
on 12/03/2016
"Excellent love the tone the general feel easy to tune and keeps in tune, I don`t play that well yet but I am improving I enjoy practicing the sound i can get inspires me to play better, I was advised to invest in a Faith I am glad I did ."

United Kingdom
on 21/08/2014
"Excellent more than pleased "

United Kingdom
on 18/09/2014
"Absolute beauty. beauty to look at, beauty to play and beauty to hear. Nuf said."

United Kingdom
on 12/12/2015
"so far so good, good feel, great tone, playbility perfect"

on 27/09/2013
"Absolutely gorgeous!"

on 19/10/2014
"I absolutely love my left-handed Faith Venus HiGloss guitar. It looks and sounds fantastic. I only wish that I could play it as well as Faith built it, but it makes me want to keep trying!"

United Kingdom
on 21/03/2013
"Love at first sight, build quality and finish fantastic, very comfortable to play and sounds great."

United Kingdom
on 21/03/2013
"It is a beautiful guitar"

United Kingdom
on 23/03/2013
"Astonishing looks & build quality, with a rich and full sound which, being all-solid wood, can only improve with age. Great for strumming and fingerpicking. It feels so natural in the hands and plays extremely well. Easily matches Taylor equivalents."

United Kingdom
on 25/03/2013
"It's a beautiful looking instrument with a quality finish and a wonderful sound. The built in tuner is also a brilliant addition."

United Kingdom
on 05/09/2016
"Stunning design, build quality and tone!"

United Kingdom
on 11/05/2015
"Build quality and choice of woods excellent. Credit to Faith for offering a good choice of left handed instruments across the range, something that other manufacturers could learn from . Only thing I would change is to have a wider neck. ."

United Kingdom
on Jan. 2016
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