Faith PJE Legacy Twenty Series Mars, Earth and Neptune review

Three special instruments to celebrate 20 years of Faith acoustics. Designed by Patrick James Eggle with bespoke abalone inlays, they really are something to behold

Faith FG20RE Mars Electro, FG20HCE Earth Cutaway Electro & FG20NCE Neptune Cutaway Electro review
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Guitar World Verdict

With such great timbers, unique and intricate inlay work, a superb preamp system, plus design and build quality that rivals anything out there, we reckon they’d fend off most comers. So great instruments, and a fantastic Legacy, too.


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    Beautifully built with stunning looks.

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    Great materials and build.

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    Super-clear acoustic tones.

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    Professional onboard pickup/preamp system.

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    The Earth is a fine acoustic fingerpicker and stage guitar.

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    Neptune has dreadnought tone with the punch of an OM.

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    And it plays well, too.


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    Nothing unless the three-piece neck bothers you.

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When Patrick James Eggle gave up building high-end acoustic guitars to concentrate on his fabulous electric guitars, close neighbour and longstanding UK musical instrument distributor Barnes & Mullins figured his fine range of flat-tops was just too good to consign to history. 

And so the Faith brand and also the Legacy Series were born. Based on various body sizes and styles that Patrick had devised, the Faith range was a runaway success, instantly placing the marque at the higher end of ‘affordable’ but with extra-classy looks, a great design ethic and an ‘instant’ pedigree that rivals might have killed for.

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Neville Marten

In the late '70s and early '80s Neville worked for Selmer/Norlin as one of Gibson's UK guitar repairers, before joining CBS/Fender in the same role. He then moved to the fledgling Guitarist magazine as staff writer, rising to editor in 1986. He remained editor for 14 years before launching and editing Guitar Techniques magazine. Although now semi-retired he still works for both magazines. Neville has been a member of Marty Wilde's 'Wildcats' since 1983, and recorded his own album, The Blues Headlines, in 2019.