Build and features
This recently launched model is described as a grand auditorium, but it’s actually auditorium in size. It also happens to be one of the first instruments in the world to carry Fishman’s new Aero Blend system that, like equivalent Prefix blenders, has its mic on the inward face of the preamp.
The guitar’s all-solid spruce/ mahogany construction is immaculately satin finished, the body carrying classy-looking coach-lined mahogany binding. The average-width neck, which like the Faith has a second strap button at the heel, is the shallowest on test, the flattish- back profile providing a very snug grip.
Regrettably, however, string spacing at the bridge is overly snug, at a measly 51mm. Fingerstyle is possible, of course, but will feel decidedly cramped to dedicated pickers.