The Jupiter is sadly no longer in the range so it's a while since we've had our hands on one of these! It's a big J200 size guitar with rosewood back and side and a huge, booming voice. This example is an early one that still has the diamond inlays and old style bridge.
The condition is generally pretty good with a few nicks and scratches in the finish. There appears to have been a pickup installed at some point but this has been removed - there's still an endpin jack in there though so you can still use a strap with it as is, and it's an easy job to install a new pickup if that's the direction you want to go with it.
With secondhand items we try as much as possible to show all aspects of the cosmetic condition in the photos so please have a look through to see the condition of the item, and if you have any questions give us a call or drop us an email and we'll be happy to help.
This Faith Jupiter model is a traditional 17", full-bodied Jumbo guitar that delivers a big, powerful sound, rich in bass and low-end resonance.
Faith HiGloss series are designed to offer both visual and aural beauty. Using high grade Englemann Spruce for the top and highly-figured Rosewood for the back and sides, HiGloss models feature solid Flamed Maple binding and Macassan Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, headplate and heelcap.
Tonally, this combination of wood is generally bright and 'zingy', delivering great clarity. Visualising this as a frequency curve, it would be shaped like a smile: high on the bass, dipping down through the middle and rising once again at the top end, lending itself to fingerstyle and solo pieces in particular.
|Top Wood||Solid Engelmann Spruce|
|Back Wood||Solid Rosewood|
|Side Wood||Solid Rosewood|
|Binding||Solid Flamed Maple|
|Bracing Material||Quarter-Sawn Spruce|
|Bracing Pattern||Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design|
|Rosette||5mm Abalone with Fibre Border|
|Neck Joint||Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design|
|Fingerboard||Macassan Figured Ebony|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Mother of Pearl 'F' at 12th Fret|
|Machine Head||Grover Rotomatic Gold|
|Nut / Saddle||TUSQ (PQ-6116)/(PQ-9110)|
|Nut Width||43mm / String Spacing 55mm|
|Bridge||Macassan Figured Ebony|
|Bridge Pins||Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots|
|Finish Type||High Gloss Top, Back and Sides|
|Preamp / Pickup||Fishman INK3 Preamp with undersaddle pickup|
|Depth at neck||100mm|
|Depth at base||125mm|
|Fingerboard Radius||16 inch|