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Faith FX Neptune Moondust Grey FXNCE-DNG

Faith FX Neptune Moondust Grey FXNCE-DNG

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.

 

Specification:

 

Top WoodSolid Figured Java Mango
Back WoodSolid Figured Java Mango
Side WoodSolid Figured Java Mango
BindingFlamed Maple
Bracing MaterialHand-Scalloped Quarter-Sawn Spruce
Bracing PatternPatrick James Eggle X-Brace Design
Rosette5mm Abalone with Fibre Border
NeckMahogany
Neck FinishSatin
Neck JointPatrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design
FingerboardMacassan Figured Ebony
Fingerboard Radius16"
Fingerboard InlaysMother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret
Machine HeadGrover Rotomatic Chrome
Trussrod2 Way
Nut / SaddleTUSQ (PQ-6116)/(PQ-9110)
Nut WidthNut 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
BridgeMacassan Figured Ebony
Bridge PinsMacassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish TypeGloss Top / Gloss Back and Sides
Preamp / PickupFishman INK3 Preamp and Fishman Undersaddle Pickup
HardcaseIncluded
    £949.00 Regular Price
    £929.00Sale Price

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