Traditional short-scale parlour guitars were often found in family homes during the early 20th century, and in recent years have seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to the demands of travelling musicians needing something that's both portable and supremely comfortable to play.
Faith Guitars have now gone one better with their Mercury range, and not only introduced a "scoop" style cutaway for easier upper-fret access, but (in this case) even fitted a preamp and pickup system, allowing you to amplify your sound and get that traditional Parlor playing experience on stage!
Shorter-Scale, Comfortable to Play, Sounds Incredible
Featuring a 12th fret neck/body join, Red Cedar top, Mahogany back and sides, "Classic Burst" finish, and even a Faith hard case, the FMESB45-BNC Faith Mercury Classic Burst Electro Acoustic would make a very welcome addition to any guitarist's collection.
Inspired Tonewood Combination
The unusual pairing of Red Cedar and Mahogany is perfect for this size of guitar. With the Cedar your guitar will be characteristically lush, dark-toned, and bursting with flavour, and although less powerful in projection than a spruce top, Cedar provides you with plenty of bottom end to make up for it.
Mahogany adds in plenty of woody overtones, giving your guitar a much more traditional, folksy feel, and when combined with the Cedar top you get an overall sound which is rich and warm, perfectly complimenting the Classic Burst finish.
12th Fret Construction
Whilst most acoustic guitars see the neck attached to the body at the 14th fret, the Faith Mercury attaches at the 12th fret instead. This ensures that the strings are held at a slightly lower tension than on the more traditional models, making them much more comfortable to play. In addition to this, the bridge is shifted further from the sound hold, giving the guitar a much bigger voice than you'd get with a traditional 14th fret join.
High Grade Electronics
The Faith Classic Burst Mercury Electro Acoustic combines a Fishman Sonicore under-saddle pickup with an easy-to-use Fishman Sonitone Preamp (controls conveniently placed just inside the guitar's sound hole), allowing you to to accurately amplify your playing with ease, without having to mic-up the guitar.
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- Top Wood: Solid Red Cedar
- Back Wood: Solid Mahogany (Deep Satin)
- Side Wood: Solid Mahogany (Deep Satin)
- Binding: Solid Rosewood
- Bracing Material: Quarter-Sawn Spruce
- Bracing Pattern: Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design
- Rosette: 5mm Abalone with Fibre Boarder
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Neck Joint: Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design - 12 Fret to body
- Fingerboard: Macassan Figured Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 16"
- Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl "F" at 12th Fret
- Machine Head: Grover Rotomatic Gold
- Truss Rod: 2-Way
- Nut/Saddle: TUSQ (PQ-6116)/(PQ-9110)
- Nut Width: 45mm
- Bridge: Macassan Figured Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Indian Ebony with Abalone Dots
- Finish Type: PU Lacquer Hi-Gloss all over
- Preamp/Pickup: Fishman Sonitone/Fishman Sonicore
- Hardcase: Included
- Scale Length: 610mm
- Fingerboard Radius: 16"
|Case Included||hard case|
|Series||Classic Burst Series|
|Neck Wood||mahogany neck|
|Pickup Config||1x under saddle|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||parlor style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||mahogany body|
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