Faith Guitars have announced new additions to their popular PJE Legacy Series. Faith FG2 Legacy models feature a solid torrefied Canadian Sitka Spruce top matched with highly-figured, solid 2-piece Rosewood back and sides.
In keeping with previous FG1 Legacy Series models – initially launched in 2017 – Faith FG2 Legacy guitars again celebrate three historic acoustic body shapes from Faith Guitars designer Patrick James Eggle – the drop-dreadnought Mars (PJE Kanuga), the OMC shaped Earth (PJE Linville) and the baby-jumbo Neptune (PJE Saluda).
“We are proud to expand our PJE Legacy Series to combine the wonderfully mature tonal character of kiln-aged solid Sitka Spruce tops with truly stunning solid 2-piece Rosewood back and sides,” says Alex Mew, Faith Guitars’ brand director. “Having combined solid Rosewood back and sides with various topwoods throughout our other guitar series for many years, experience tells us that it offers guitarists something really special. Faith FG2 Legacy guitars deliver on all fronts, offering exceptional visual beauty and producing a rich, seasoned tone with a bright, articulate charm.”
The process of ‘torrefaction’ or ‘torrefication’ describes the process of timber that has essentially been ‘roasted’ in a kiln with meticulous controls over atmosphere and oxygen levels to reduce the wood’s moisture content. The result is an extremely stable tonewood that produces a rich, mellow timbre with a very mature voicing – typically heard on guitars that have mellowed naturally over decades of playing.
Additional professional fittings and features include natural bone nuts, saddles and bridge pins, flamed Maple bindings and Macassan Figured Ebony fingerboards and bridges. All guitars feature an all-over high-gloss, lacquered finish, a 45mm nut width and are stage ready with on-board electronics in the form of elegantly-designed Fishman Flex Blend systems that combine an undersaddle pickup and condenser mic for tonal definition and added percussive clarity.
New Faith PJE Legacy FG2 guitars retail for £1470.00 (Mars – FG2RE), £1499.00 (Earth – FG2HCE) and £1509.00 (Neptune – FG2NCE) and are available to order now exclusively from Barnes & Mullins – www.bandm.co.uk