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 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.
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: Hand-Scalloped Quarter-Sawn Spruce
Bracing Pattern: Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Joint: Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design
Fingerboard: Indonesian Ebony (2017 models onwards - until Dec 2016, Solid Rosewood)
Fingerboard Radius: 16"
Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret
Machine Head: Faith Precision Chrome
Trussrod: 2 Way
Nut / Saddle: NuBone (LC6116)/(LC9110)
Nut Width: Nut 47mm / String Spacing 57mm
Bridge: Indonesian Ebony
Bridge Pins: Ebony with Ablone Dots
Finish Type: 2 Stage Satin all over
Hardcase: Gigbag Included
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