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Faith Guitars introduces the HiGloss Lyra, a nylon-string “designed with the non-classical player in mind”

(Image credit: courtesy of Faith Guitars)

On the heels of the release of the “Dark Roast” Earth model, UK-based Faith Guitars has now announced its first-ever nylon-string acoustic guitar, the HiGloss Lyra.

Designed with the non-classical player in mind, the Lyra boasts a neck that is slimmer than a traditional nylon string, but without being so narrow, Faith says, as to hinder playability or proper fingerstyle technique.

Construction woods consist of a solid red cedar top and rosewood back and sides finished with an all-over high gloss lacquer. There’s also a mahogany neck with a figured ebony fingerboard and a figured ebony bridge, as well as a rosewood soundhole rosette.

(Image credit: courtesy of Faith Guitars)

Electronics come courtesy of Fishman’s Sonitone preamp and pickup, with volume and tone controls mounted inside the guitar’s soundhole.

The HiGloss Lyra Nylon String is available for £865 (approx. $958). For more information, head to Faith Guitars (opens in new tab).

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.