High honours for Faith Guitars

Posted: 05/12/2018
"Faith Guitars are delighted to be awarded with 2nd place in the Music Radar / Total Guitar Magazine ‘Best New Acoustic Guitar 2018’ awards."

Faith Guitars are delighted to be awarded with 2nd place in the Music Radar / Total Guitar Magazine ‘Best New Acoustic Guitar 2018’ awards.

In a category containing nine guitars from leading acoustic brands, the Faith PJE Legacy Mars picked up 2nd place, coming second to the winning guitar with a price tag of over £5700 - over four times that of the Legacy Mars.

Focusing solely on Patrick James Eggle’s historic acoustic body shapes, the PJE Legacy Series guitars set a new bar for professional excellence. They feature fine, Canadian Sitka Spruce tops that have been kiln-aged through a process of torrefaction or torrefication to produce a rich, mellow tone with a mature voicing which would take perhaps 20 years of regular playing to achieve under normal circumstances.

They also feature African Khaya Mahogany back and sides, solid high-figure Flamed Maple bindings, Figured Ebony fingerboards and bridges, and bone nuts, saddles and bridge pins. Also for the first time in our history – each guitar has a solid Figured Ebony pickguard. Based upon the Patrick James Eggle 'Kanuga' model, the Mars is a classic drop-shoulder dreadnought design. Tonally a great all-rounder, the Mars attracts the player with an eye and ear for tradition.

This year’s awards were again subject to a public voting poll which received a very healthy total of 126,000 votes.

“A fantastically well-made guitar, this is a superb all-rounder with a big voice.” Music Radar – March 2018. Read their full review here.

View the Faith PJE Legacy Mars here.

Thank you to everybody who voted for Faith this year.