Furch Guitars

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Furch Guitars
Private
IndustryMusical instrument
Founded1981 (1981) in the Czech Republic
FounderFrantišek Furch
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsAcoustic guitars and Acoustic bass guitars
Websitefurchguitars.com

Furch Guitars is a Czech manufacturer of premium acoustic guitars and acoustic basses founded in 1981 by Frantisek Furch. Furch guitars are preferred choice of such artists as Al di Meola, Suzanne Vega, Per Gessle, Glen Hansard, and Calum Graham.[1]

The company's production complex and head office are located in Velké Němčice, Czech Republic. In 2019, Furch Guitars opened their distribution and servicing center in American Nashville, TN.[2]

Innovations[edit]

Headstock of a Furch A17-40 CM guitar, with the classic "F" monogram

Furch Guitars is committed to the continual improvement of the sound of their instruments, and to that end, they carry out research and development. The aim of these activities is to go beyond the current limits of guitar making by developing new technologies and production processes, such as a special soundboard voicing process, the revolutionary Furch CNR System neck joint, and propriety Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish. [1] [3]

  • Unique voicing process
  • Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish

Models[edit]

Headstock of a Furch A17-40 CM guitar, with the classic "F" monogram

The core of Furch Guitars' portfolio is their seven color series: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Each of these series is defined primarily by the grade of tonewoods, finish, and appointments.[4]

The flagships of these seven series are called Master's Choice. Unlike the standard color models, Master's Choice instruments are made to set specifications, such as the body shape, top and back tonewoods, and fingerboard width. Furch relied on both the master luthier's and the master musician's perspectives in determining these specifications.[5]

Part of Furch Guitars' portfolio is also the special custom Rainbow Series. It offers the option to choose from as many as 160 features and combine them in any way to create a truly unique instrument that meets the player's personal needs and preferences.[6] In 2019, Furch launched a unique online custom guitar configurator which guides the players through the whole process.[7]

Other guitar models: Vintage guitars, acoustic bass guitars, grand nylon guitars, traveling guitar Little Jane[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About us". Furch Guitars. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  2. ^ Nashville Post: Czech instrument maker establishes local presence
  3. ^ YouTube: Furch Guitars Interview - NAMM 2019
  4. ^ Guitar World Magazine: Furch Unveils New Color Line of Acoustic Guitars
  5. ^ TFOA: New Furch Master's Choice Models – Let the Masters Inspire You
  6. ^ Guitar Journal: Furch Guitars Lets You Build Your Dream Guitar Using 160 Data Points
  7. ^ Acoustic Review: Furch launches new custom configurator
  8. ^ "Instruments". Furch Guitars. Retrieved 30 January 2020.

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