Faith Venus Hi-Gloss
“Bright and Zingy”
Designed for the fingerstyle or percussive guitarist who wants a whole new level of expressive performance. Tonally, this combination of wood is generally bright and ‘zingy’, delivering great clarity. Using high grade Englemann Spruce for the top and highly-figured Rosewood for the back and sides, Hi-Gloss models feature solid Flamed Maple binding and Macassan Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, headplate and heelcap.
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Designed for the fingerstyle or percussive guitarist who wants a whole new level of expressive performance, the Venus Hi Gloss uses Fishman's excellent INK BODY system which fuses the clarity of a traditional undersaddle piezo pickup with the tonal richness of a body sensor, located under the bridge plate. The revolutionary new body sensor allows for much greater note expression when playing fingerstyle, whilst also delivering a multitude of sonic effects when tapping and slapping various parts of the body. An all-important ‘body’ control located on the preamp fascia allows players to dial in the under-bridge pickup alongside the piezo pickup for full control over the level of percussive elements heard in the mix.
The combination of a 15" lower bout and a slimmer depth of bodylooks to classic OM or Auditorium body-shapes for inspiration, and makes the Venus the perfect compromise. Tonally, this combination of wood is generally bright and 'zingy', delivering great clarity. Visualising this as a frequency curve, it would be shaped like a smile: high on the bass, dipping down through the middle and rising once again at the top end, lending itself to fingerstyle and solo pieces in particular.
Using high grade Englemann Spruce for the top and highly-figured Rosewood for the back and sides, HiGloss models feature solid Flamed Maple binding and Macassan Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, headplate and heelcap.
|Top Wood||Solid Engelmann Spruce|
|Back Wood||Solid Rosewood|
|Side Wood||Solid Rosewood|
|Binding||Solid Flamed Maple|
|Bracing Material||Quarter-Sawn Spruce|
|Bracing Pattern||Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design|
|Rosette||5mm Abalone with Fibre Border|
|Neck Joint||Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design|
|Fingerboard||Macassan Figured Ebony|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret|
|Machine Head||Grover Rotomatic Gold|
|Nut / Saddle||TUSQ (PQ-6116)/(PQ-9110)|
|Nut Width||43mm / String Spacing 55mm|
|Bridge||Macassan Figured Ebony|
|Bridge Pins||Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots|
|Finish Type||High Gloss Top, Back and Sides|
|Preamp / Pickup||Fishman INK BODY Preamp / Undersaddle Piezo Pickup & Bridge Plate Body Sensor|
|Depth at neck||100mm|
|Depth at base||115mm|
|Fingerboard Radius||16 inch|