The Naked Mercury FKM is a traditional short-scale parlour model from Faith Guitars. The naked series are made with a combination of Mahogany and Spruce.
Faith Naked Mercury FKM
The Mercury FKM is a traditional short-scale parlour model from Faith Guitars Naked range. The Spruce top and Mahogany body of each of the Faith Naked instruments is 100% solid tonewood. As is the case for all guitars from Faith. However, the cosmetics and non-essential dressing has been stripped away, leaving the guitars in their natural, Naked state. Satin finished all over, the tonewood is almost entirely unrestricted in its resonant movement. Therefore the tone delivered is far beyond what is normally expected at this price level.
With the neck joining the body at the 12th fret – rather than the 14th – the strings are held at a slightly lower tension than on regular models. Another implication of the 12th fret join is that the bridge is shifted further from the soundhole. These features result in a guitar that is physically easier to play, sounds much bigger than you would imagine and is also simple to handle and transport.
What we say about the FKM Mercury
The Naked Mercury is cheaper than plenty of other Faiths from different series. But where you save money in extra aesthetics and other extras, you do not lose anything in tone or quality. Still a solid body instrument with fantastic design and construction, you’re getting a fantastic guitar for the money. For all solid guitars at a reasonable price, the Faith naked series is surpassed by none.
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|Top Wood||Solid Engelmann Spruce (2 Stage Satin)|
|Back Wood||Solid Indonesian Mahogany (2 Stage Satin)|
|Side Wood||Solid Indonesian Mahogany (2 Stage Satin)|
|Bracing Material||Quarter-Sawn Spruce|
|Bracing Pattern||Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design|
|Neck Joint||Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Mother of Pearl ‘F’ at 12th Fret|
|Machine Head||Faith Precision Chrome|
|Nut / Saddle||NuBone (LC6116)/(LC9110)|
|Nut Width||Nut 43mm / String Spacing 55mm|
|Bridge Pins||Ebony with Ablone Dots|
|Finish Type||2 Stage Satin all over|