With the Faith Neptune Cutaway Electro Acoustic, seen here with a lovely Moondust Grey finish, you get a guitar which offers the perfect combination of tone, playability, and style.
- A Small-Sized Jumbo, With A Huge Voice
The Neptune is Faith's latest incarnation of the legendary Saluda - a guitar which helped make the company a household name in the early 2000's.
Engineered to deliver a full-voiced acoustic performance, whilst being slim and comfortable enough to suit most guitarists, the Neptune is ideal for dynamic stage performers.
Faith Neptune Cutaway Electro Acoustic Guitar, Moondust Grey Highlights
- Premium-quality electro acoustic guitar
- "Baby-Jumbo" size with a 16" lower bout
- Sleek Moondust Grey gloss finish to the top, back, and sides
The mango wood used on this remarkable Neptune model once again shines through the moondust grey finish. Using a transparent application of an onyx-black stain, this instrument is truly stunning to observe – as well as play.
Each instrument will be unique of course, with its individual grain accented by dark grey colour process applied prior to the lacquering.
The Moondust Grey Neptune is also adorned with solid flamed maple, providing a stark and brilliantly contrasted bound edge.
So, what’s mango wood like?
Firstly, mango wood is pretty. Really very pretty with wonderfully varied flamed grains and sometimes areas of spalting too. Often it has is a mid-brown base colour, but the mango trees that grow across Java, Indonesia (where our workshops are based) tend to be lighter in colour than the more common Hawaiian variant. This is great news, as it allows us to apply stronger colours more successfully.
Mango sits somewhere between a hardwood and a softwood, not dissimilar to Mahogany, Koa or in fact Trembesi (as used on the Blood Moon models). Each log can of course vary in its particular hardness, but we select the stiffest boards we can to ensure the best tone.
If you’re looking for strident power and the ability to push the sound really hard, then perhaps the HiGloss rosewood models would be more appropriate. But, if you long for a crisply articulate and unmistakably warm tone, then Mango may just be what you’ve been looking for. Tonally it’s most comfortable in the upper-bass frequencies, holding through the mid-range, and dropping off at the top. So, with measured playing you’ll find a rewarding sound that successfully combines warmth with remarkable depth.
Perhaps most importantly though, you’ll have a guitar that looks – and sounds – genuinely different to pretty much any other.
Electronics are provided by Fishman in the shape of their respected Sonicore pickup and INK3 preamp system.
Each Faith PRO series guitar is supplied in a wood-shell hard case.
|Top Wood||Solid Figured Java Mango|
|Back Wood||Solid Figured Java Mango|
|Side Wood||Solid Figured Java Mango|
|Bracing Material||Hand-Scalloped 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 Chrome|
|Nut / Saddle||TUSQ (PQ-6116)/(PQ-9110)|
|Nut Width||Nut 43mm / String Spacing 55mm|
|Bridge||Macassan Figured Ebony|
|Bridge Pins||Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots|
|Finish Type||Gloss Top / Gloss Back and Sides|
|Preamp / Pickup||Fishman INK3 Preamp and Fishman Undersaddle Pickup|