Focusing solely on Patrick James Eggle’s historic acoustic body shapes, our new PJE Legacy Series guitars set a new bar for professional excellence.
Featuring the Mars drop-shoulder dreadnought (PJE Kanuga); the Neptune baby-jumbo (PJE Saluda); and the Earth orchestra-model (PJE Linville), the Legacy model line-up is genuinely unique and can only be found on Faith Guitars.
The fine, Canadian Sitka Spruce or African Khaya Mahogany tops of these guitars have been kiln-aged through a process of torrefaction or torrefication. In basic terms, the topwood 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 regular playing to achieve under normal circumstances. Treating Spruce this way has its benefits on the way it looks too with it taking on a rich golden colour that sees this series radiate a truly authentic, grown-up vibe.
Also exclusive to the PJE Legacy series is the FG5 Dark Roast Earth model which features a Solid Torrefied African Mahogany top with a deep coffee-coloured 'Dark Roast' colouration. This finish beautifully reflects its tonal palette with a luxuriously smooth low-end, pronounced, well-balanced mids, and a treble range with remarkable headroom.
Paired with African Khaya Mahogany on the back and sides, Faith PJE Legacy guitars have real power and depth of tone. They also feature solid high-figure, Flamed Maple or Macassan Ebony 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.
Stage work is handled by Fishman’s latest ‘Flex-T-Blend’ pickup and preamp system. This excellent pickup system allows you to blend the crispness of a piezo undersaddle pickup with the more characterful tones of an internal condensor mic... and with near-flush fitted controls positioned discreetly on the upper bout side, there is nothing to take away from each guitar's beautiful contour.