Faith’s Venus OM Cutaway / Auditorium is the iconic shape that brought the British guitar brand to the consciousness of so many players over the years. It now becomes the second shape to grace the Blue Moon series following the launch of the Blue Moon Neptune Baby-Jumbo model in 2019.
The Faith Venus Blue Moon adds a new element to the series with its slimmed down body size and depth vs. the Neptune model. The Venus shape tones down the low-end frequencies a little, and in return ramps up the mid frequencies to produce a sweet voice with excellent clarity.
It uses Solid Figured Java Mango tonewoods throughout the top, back and sides and is matched with a Flamed Maple binding, Macassan Figured Ebony fittings, and a Mahogany neck with a Macassan Figured Ebony fingerboard.
The Solid Java body wood features a translucent blue / indigo finish that brings the beautifully varied flamed grains to life – all accentuated by an all-over high gloss finish for a truly stunning looking acoustic guitar.
Tonally, players can expect a unique and interesting character from the Venus Blue Moon. Not as loud and punchy as rosewood nor as straightforwardly mellow as mahogany - it bears its own distinctive warmth. The overall tone could be described as dark and moody. With reduced level of resonant overtones, the Blue Moon Venus is eminently controllable, balanced and resistant to feedback.
As with all Faith guitars, electronics come courtesy of Fishman - in the case of the Venus Blue Moon, the discreet and low-profile Fishman INK3 preamp system with Sonicore under-saddle piezo pickup. The preamp features a chromatic tuner, 3 band EQ and volume control.
Faith Venus Blue Moon models are available to order now from International Faith Guitars dealers - www.faithguitars.com/dealers . USA & Canadian customers can purchase directly from www.faithguitarsusa.com
Faith Venus Blue Moon Left Handed (FVBLML) : £1049.00 / $1279.00