Probably our best selling electro-acoustic, the Faith Naked Venus is a perfect no frills gig guitar. We love the Nakeds - ok, that sounds wrong when we say it like that! - there are lots of electro-acoustics at this price range that look fantastic, but under the gloss and the fancy inlays and pretty veneers they're still specc'd like a budgets guitar. Not so the Naked: when you buy a Naked you're getting the same high quality solid woods that come on the Standard series, but by using a simple satin finish , no binding and a gig bag instead of a hard case the price is considerably lower.
Unplugged it sounds marvellous, a bright and lively sounding guitarthat responds quickly and with lots of dynamic range. It's also a lovely size, very compact for an orchestral style body so whever you're curled up on the couch with it or slinginging it on a strap at a gig it feels very manageable.
If you're in the market for an affordable electro we really don't think it gets much better than this!
The Venus is the now iconic shape that brought Faith Guitars to the consciousness of so many players over the years. The combination of a 15" lower bout and a slimmer depth of body looks to classic OM or Auditorium body-shapes for inspiration, and makes the Venus the perfect compromise.
It is still big enough to deliver a big acoustic performance, yet remains small enough for the player to jump around on stage with no problem.
The Spruce top and Mahogany body of each of the Faith Naked instruments is 100% solid tonewood – in keeping with all other Faith series. 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, so the tone delivered is far beyond what is normally expected at this price level.
Patrick James Eggle explains:
“I think of the Naked models as having the very soul of the guitar exposed for all to hear and experience. Each instrument is uncomplicated and unadorned with unnecessary cosmetics, and as such they fall within the reach of musicians of every level. Each instrument uses high quality, solid tonewoods, with a simple satin finish that lets the guitar breathe and move with no restriction.
The result is an incredibly responsive guitar that longs to be played and will happily show the battle scars of every musical encounter”.