FKV12 - Naked Venus 12String Cut/Electro inc Gigbag
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Fishman Pre-Amp / Pickup
This Faith Guitar is fitted with a Fishman Isys-T preamp (named Presys-T from 2019), and sonicore pickup. The output jack is combined with the strap button with a battery box fitted to the base of the guitar. The preamp features a Tuner, a contour button - choosing a flat EQ or a scooped EQ , and a phase button.
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. What remains unusual however, is finding a smaller bodied guitar in a 12 string guise. The Venus 12 remains remarkably easy to play, and will deliver that special 12 string sound with gusto.
The Venus shape is big enough to deliver a great acoustic performance, yet remains small enough for the player to jump around on stage with no problem.
The Spruce top and Mahogany body of each of the Faith Naked instruments is 100% solid tonewood – in keeping with all other Faith series. However, the cosmetics and non-essential dressing has been stripped away, leaving the guitars in their natural, Naked state. Satin finished all over, the tonewood is almost entirely unrestricted in its resonant movement, so the tone delivered is far beyond what is normally expected at this price level.
The Naked Venus 12 string is equipped with a Fishman Presys1 preamp system and Sonicore undersaddle pickup.
Each Naked guitar is now supplied with a padded Faith Gigbag.
|Top Wood||Solid Engelmann Spruce (2 Stage Satin)|
|Back Wood||Solid Indonesian Mahogany (2 Stage Satin)|
|Side Wood||Solid Indonesian Mahogany (2 Stage Satin)|
|Bracing Material||Quarter-Sawn Spruce|
|Bracing Pattern||Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design|
|Neck Joint||Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design|
|Fingerboard||Indonesian Ebony (2017 models onwards - until Dec 2016, Solid Rosewood)|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret|
|Machine Head||Faith Precision Chrome|
|Nut / Saddle||NuBone (LC6116)/(LC9110)|
|Nut Width||Nut 47mm / String Spacing 57mm|
|Bridge Pins||Ebony with Ablone Dots|
|Finish Type||2 Stage Satin all over|
|Preamp / Pickup||Fishman Presys1 / Fishman Sonicore|
|Depth at Neck||100mm|
|Depth at Base||115mm|
Superb sound, excellent workmanship, wonderful playability and set up and amazing value.
I can't fault it."