FECV - Eclipse Venus Cut/Electro

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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.

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 Eclipse series were conceived as'stage guitars': instruments that offered workhorse functionality and optimum performance capability. Using the same structure and tonewood combination as the Natural Series - Spruce and Mahogany - the Eclipse models are finished with a Black stain and a clear PU lacquer all over. The lacquer serves to control the tonewood resonance a little, resulting in a more predictable and focussed tone when performing on stage.

Further to their aesthetic appeal, Eclipse models feature solid Flamed Maple binding as well as using Macassan Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, headplate and heelcap.

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Top Wood Solid Engelmann Spruce (Black Gloss)
Back Wood Solid Mahogany (Black Gloss)
Side Wood Solid Mahogany (Black Gloss)
Binding Solid Flamed Maple
Bracing Material Quarter-Sawn Spruce
Bracing Pattern Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design
Neck Mahogany (Black)
Neck Finish Gloss Black
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 Chrome
Trussrod 2 Way
Nut / Saddle TUSQ / Shadow Hex Saddle System
Nut Width Nut 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type Gloss Black 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
"Great sound really nice finish excellent value for money. Second Faith guitar."

United Kingdom
on 07/02/2020
"The Eclipse is a thing of beauty - I love it. The all the woods are premium, the flamed maple binding compliments the jet black body superbly well, and the finish is of a high quality not normally found on guitars in this price bracket. The action is easy and the cutaway offers generous space for the top frets. Being equivalent to a Grand Concert size, the guitar offers bright highs and strong mids and hence compliments my existing Dreadnought."

United Kingdom
on 08/03/2020
"Pretty great! Its electro wiring could've been better, though. I've had quite a lot of trouble with it."

"Beautifully made with a great sound"

United Kingdom
"Nice guitar with a good sound acoustically and amplified."

United Kingdom
on 20/12/2019
"Absolutely love it. Dream guitar "

United Kingdom
on 24/08/2019
"I absolutely love the sound from the guitar. Also the weight and feel are perfect."

United Kingdom
on 29/06/2019
"Only bought it today, but from what I’ve experienced so far, has a great sound, nice action and feel to it. Very comfortable to play.
Very pleased with my purchase. "

United Kingdom
on 02/06/2019
"Love the guitar it's my second Faith, still trying to get used to tuning the 12 strings lol "

United Kingdom
on 17/02/2019
"I have 11 guitars but the Faith is my favourite. It fits me perfectly, the neck shape and fret board with diamond inlays is perfect for my left hand. The tone is excellent and always use Elixir strings. My 1 gripe is the strap button/jack socket, should be separate as it's always coming loose. I gig with it and will never part with it."

United Kingdom
on 27/12/2007
"Looks fantastic and sounds great."

United Kingdom
on 26/01/2019
"This has to be one of the easiest 12 string guitars in the world to play absolutely wonderful and would love to see a Blood Moon version and would have to have one if they existed ..."

Paul Alan 
United Kingdom
on 14/01/2019
"It's GORGEOUS! The sound is exquisite. I'm in love."

United Kingdom
on 05/01/2019
"Fantastic value."

United Kingdom
on 01/05/2014
"I was looking for a black lefthanded electroacoustic guitar for a long time and I have to say that it was very limited range of products at my price range. Ok, I have to admit that this went over my budget but when I saw it it felt I had to get this awesome piece of a guitar! It sounds perfect, looks even better live than in pics! Only thing that conserned me was that this guitar was supposed to come with Shadow L4020 stereo preamp, instead it came with Fishman Ink3 (?). I guess there is not many guitars like this in which makes this feel even more unique!"

on 30/10/2018
"It is a wonderful guitar with a amazing sound. It is like a dream when i play this guitar. Right from heaven with dancing angels. "

on 25/10/2018
"Beautiful sound, black gloss very nice and very good flight case."

on 17/11/2018

United Kingdom
on 21/06/2018
"Amazing guitar, great sound! Rich, smooth and bright! I can't stop playing it!"

United Kingdom
on 03/06/2018
"Early days as only picked up today. That said, great tone and playability.l Love the new Fishman tuner incorporated. Superb finish. No doubt we will be getting hours of enjoyment from the FECV12."

United Kingdom
on 04/05/2018
"I tried every acoustic guitar in the shop. There were Tanglewoods, Fenders, Gibson's, Epiphones. The Fsith Eclipse was the first and last guitar I played. There was no competition."

United Kingdom
on 10/10/2008
"Great sounding guitar."

on 11/01/2018
"Excellent sound, high quality for price"

United Kingdom
on 03/07/2017
"I love this guitar. I also have an old Juptier Hi-Gloss and use them both a lot for gigs. They have very different characters and it depends on mood, or the gigs, which one of them I tskr with me for the night. "

on 15/07/2015
"I am a beginner and went for this professional guitar because it felt "just right" in my hands... i loved the sound depth and the fit and finish. Hope to go a long way with this guitar"

on 22/12/2017
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