These naked, stripped back guitar models have been designed to offer the very essence of the Faith brand at a more accessible price point than their other models, an idea extremely appealing to many modern guitarists.
Equipped with Shadow’s Nanoflex Pickup and Performer Tuner preamp system. 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.
Hand crafted by skilled luthiers, this guitar retains the integrity of tone which Faith guitars possess but by removing some of the more fussy cosmetic adornments the FKNE Neptune is available at a very affordable price. The Naked Neptune guitar consists of a Solid Engelmann Spruce top and Solid Mahogany back and sides; a two-stage satin finish all over; a rosewood fingerboard, bridge and head plate; chrome plated Machine heads; and a 2mm abalone sound hole rosette. This Electro Cutaway FKNE Neptune model also features the same Shadow PerformerTuner preamp and Nanoflex pickup found on the Faith Natural series.
The FKNE Neptune has a Mahogany back and sides and as such delivers a tone focused on the mid-range. The Neptune’s tone is warm and sweet meaning all the notes blend well together. This makes the Naked series ideal for strumming and accompaniment purposes and means it will sit comfortably in a mix.
Faith believe Satin finished guitars sound livelier as the unrestrained tone wood can move more freely allowing more sympathetic resonance throughout the instrument and creating a more naturally ‘woody’ tone. This tone is equally evident in the Naked Series which has a simple 2-stage satin finish on the top, back and sides letting the guitar breathe and move with no restriction.