New for 2017, the Neptune Blood Moon is a beautiful instrument which uses only the finest, highly figured Japanese Trembesi for the top, back and sides. This indigenous Indonesian timber has long been used by furniture makers for its stunning appearance, but we have been convinced of its tonal properties for a good while too.
Not unlike Hawaiian Koa, a solid Trembesi instrument reacts in a similar way to Mahogany, delivering warmth and balance across the strings, while still having a little rosewood-eque sparkle at the top end.
The exclusive ‘Blood Moon’ burst finish and solid flamed maple binding serves to enhance its stunning appearance further.
This model will be available only when sufficiently high-grade Trembesi is available to the workshops.
This Faith Neptune model is based upon Patrick James Eggle’s highly acclaimed ‘Saluda’ shape.
A Baby-Jumbo size with a 16″ lower bout, the Neptune is the perfect model for those seeking acoustic power without the physical bulk of a full-sized Jumbo.
Top Wood Solid ‘AAA’ Grade Indonesian Trembesi
Back Wood Solid ‘AAA’ Grade Indonesian Trembesi
Side Wood Solid ‘AAA’ Grade Indonesian Trembesi
Binding Flamed Maple
Bracing Material Quarter-Sawn Spruce
Bracing Pattern Patrick James Eggle X-Brace Design
Rosette 5mm Abalone with Fibre Border
Neck Finish Satin
Neck Joint Patrick James Eggle Bolt-On Design
Fingerboard Macassan Figured Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 16″
Fingerboard Inlays Mother of Pearl ‘F’ at 12th Fret
Machine Head Grover Rotomatic Gold
Trussrod 2 Way
Nut / Saddle TUSQ (PQ-6116)/(PQ-9110)
Nut Width Nut 43mm / String Spacing 55mm
Bridge Macassan Figured Ebony
Bridge Pins Macassan Figured Ebony with Abalone Dots
Finish Type Gloss Top / Gloss Back and Sides
Preamp / Pickup Fishman INK3 / Fishman Sonicore
Upper bout 298mm
Lower bout 405mm
Depth at neck 105mm
Depth at base 116mm
Body Length 510mm
Soundhole Diameter 100mm
Scale Length 650mm
Fingerboard Radius 16 inch