Faith PJE Legacy Earth Khaya Mahogany FG1HCE
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Focusing solely on Patrick James Eggle’s historic acoustic body shapes, our new PJE Legacy Series guitars set a new bar for professional excellence.
The Sitka Spruce tops of these guitars have been kiln-aged through a process of torrefaction or torrefication. The Spruce is air dried before being roasted in a kiln with precise controls over atmospheric and oxygen levels to reduce its moisture content. Then as the wood cools, precise amounts of moisture are re-introduced to the wood. The resulting timber is more stable – always good when used as a topwood - and aurally, it produces a rich, mellow tone with a mature voicing which would take perhaps 20 years of waiting to achieve under normal circumstances. Treating Spruce this way has its benefits on the way it looks too with it taking on a golden-caramel colouring that sees this series radiate an authentic, grown-up vibe.
They also feature solid high-figure, Flamed Maple bindings, Figured Ebony fingerboards and bridges, and bone nuts, saddles and bridge pins. Also for the first time in our history – each guitar has a solid Figured Ebony pickguard.
Based on Patrick James Eggle’s ‘Linville’ model, the Earth is a true Orchestra Model (OM) shape and is the newest addition to the Faith family. Although sharing many geometric characteristics with our highly acclaimed Venus shape, the Earth has its own set of distinguishing features that make for a unique tonal palette, plus it is truly unique, having been drawn by Patrick’s own hand.
In true OM fashion, its 15” lower bout is flattened at the base, and at 4.45” deep, its shallow body makes for a comfortable mid-sized guitar.
These Faith Legacy models are fitted with Fishman's latest FLEX-BLEND preamp system. Featuring an undersaddle piezo pickup and condensor microphone, greater sound balance is achieved, plus percussive techniques can be fully explored. The preamp features 3 ultra-discreet knobs, a built in tuner, EQ contour control, blend control (Piezo/Mic), and phase control (push to activate). The battery is stored in a special bag located inside the guitar fixed to the neck black, and the jack output is combined with the strap button at the base.
Pickguard Macassan Figured Ebony Top Wood Torrefied Canadian Sitka Spruce Back Wood African Khaya Mahogany Side Wood African Khaya Mahogany Binding Solid Flamed Maple Bracing Material Hand-Scalloped Quarter-Sawn Spruce Bracing Pattern Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design Rosette 5mm Abalone with Fibre Border Neck Mahogany Neck Finish Satin Neck Joint Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design Fingerboard Macassan Figured Ebony Fingerboard Radius 16" Fingerboard Inlays Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret Machine Head Grover Rotomatic 18:1 Nickel Trussrod 2 Way Nut / Saddle Natural Bone Nut Width 45mm / String Spacing 55mm Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony Bridge Pins Natural Bone Finish Type PU Lacquer High Gloss all-over Preamp / Pickup Fishman Flex Blend / Condenser Mic Hardcase Faith Premium Hardcase Included