Faith announced at this years NAMM Show a new model of their Naked Series acoustic range. The FKVMG, which is a mahogany bodied edition of their popular acoustic guitar with a single cutaway. The company has worked with Patrick James Eggle to design some very popular acoustic guitars over the years and this new model looks like it will suit those on a budget.
The new mahogany bodies acoustic is stained to get a dark even colour and then satin finished. The idea behind the Naked Series is that the guitars have ‘little to no’ finish and supposedly this will allow them to sound much nicer than an instrument covered in a thick coating. It also saves a lot of money on production costs, as it is only a two stage finish therefore it is less labour intensive to manufacture.
There really is little to no information on the Faith website about the instrument other than listing the Indonesian Mahogany body and Indonesian Rosewood fingerboard. They use a ‘Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design’ using quarter-sawn spruce bracing.
The hardware is listed as ‘black’ Faith Precision Chrome machine heads. The nut and saddle as being made from Nu-Bone.
There is an abalone rosette around the sound hole and also Mother Of Pearl ‘F’ logo at the twelfth fret. The bridge pins are ebony with 2mm abalone dots on. There is no binding around the edges of the guitar, so a nice simple / plain looking instrument for those of us that aren’t into being too flash.
I believe they are using the same Shadow preamp like the rest of the Naked Series. From the images they look like a concert sized electro.
Unfortunately no audio demos as yet, however they should be shipping about now across Europe.
RRP GBP £529 – hard case not included