Faith Neptune Acoustic Guitars are based upon Patrick James Eggle's highly acclaimed 'Saluda' shape. In its basic form, the Neptune is 16" across the lower bout, which qualifies it as a baby-jumbo. In practise, this makes the Neptune a Jumbo bodied guitar for every occasion. Whereas the full jumbo sized Jupiter is all-out big, the Neptune balances size, sonic projection and comfort perfectly.
Acoustically, the Neptune will deliver rich and deep bass notes with ease, yet never become 'boom-ey' or over-powering. Plus when it's strapped around your neck for hours at a rehearsal or gig, it sits comfortably without weighing you down too much.
In electro acoustic, cutaway guise (CE), the Neptune has proved itself particularly popular. A close second place in overall popularity to the ever-present Venus 'concert' shape, the Faith Neptune CE has elegant lines and an ergonomically excellent design that has found favour throughout the musical spectrum, from Bedrooms to Pubs to West-End Theatres and Festival Stages.
As ever though, the tone of your chosen Neptune will be subtly affected by the Faith Guitars series to which it belongs:
- Neptune Baby Jumbo Guitars with Mahogany back and sides - such as the Naked Series, Natural Series, Eclipse Series and All-Mahogany Series - will give warmer tones, especially suited to strumming.
- However, Neptune models from the HiGloss series - which have rosewood back and sides - will be brighter overall and deliver clearer, more pronounced bass frequencies.
- If you fancy something inbetween, then take a look at the Trembesi series or the Award-Winning Blood Moon series. Using Exotic Trembesi tonewoods, these beautiful guitars will sound a little brighter than Mahogany models, yet not quite as 'fizzy' as rosewood models.
- The Neptune is also available as part of the Classic Burst Series which benefits from a wider, 45mm fingerstyle nut, as well as the darker, mellow tones associated with a Cedar and Mahogany tonewood pairing.
Whichever variant you go for though, you can be sure that the Faith Neptune Baby Jumbo will handle whatever you throw at it.