Faith Blood Moon Acoustic Guitars are strikingly beautiful instruments which uses only the finest, figured Javanese Trembesi for the top, back and sides.
Trembesi - which is admittedly not the most well known of guitar tonewoods - is Indigenous to the Indonesian island of Java, and grows freely amongst the (commercially maintained) timber plantations. Loosely related to the Indonesian Mahogany variants, it has until now been mainly used in the furniture industry, but on one of our regular visits to our workshops in Java, we investigated its tonal properties too... and we're very pleased we did!
With an appearance not unlike Hawaiian Koa, a solid Trembesi instrument reacts similarly to Mahogany, delivering warmth and balance across the strings, but has an extra little rosewood-eque sparkle at the top end.
The Blood Moon, deep red finish is a subtle burst of ochre, deep-orange and mid-red stains, and contrasts perfectly with the solid flamed maple binding.
Each guitar will have its own distinct figuring: Some with straight, pronounced verticle grains; Some with horizontal 'flaming'; and even some with a combination of the two. But regardless of the individual figuring of each model, the tone will be wonderful, and the appearance will be truly unique.
These guitars featuring the Jupiter body shape are exclusive to Wildwire Guitars.
Top Wood: Solid Figured Indonesian Trembesi
Back Wood: Solid Figured Indonesian Trembesi
Side Wood: Solid Figured 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 Preamp with undersaddle pickup
Upper bout: 310mm
Lower bout: 420mm
Depth at neck: 100mm
Depth at base: 125mm
Body Length: 510mm
Soundhole Diameter: 100mm
Scale Length: 650mm
Fingerboard Radius: 16 inch