Edition Forty Gc-LX
Alpine Spruce / Homegrown Ash
- Exclusive solid wood acoustic guitar created for the 40th anniversary of Furch
- Proprietary design features and production technologies, including unique soundboard voicing, revolutionary Furch CNR System® neck joint and resonance enhancing Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish.
- Ergonomic feature Bevel Duo for maximum playing comfort.
- Composite fingerboard, bridge and headstock overlay from dark ebony and cocobolo with distinctive wood grain.
- Luxurious appearance featuring a host of appointments made of Indian rosewood and abalone.
- Premium Hiscox hardshell case.
The Edition Forty is an exclusive limited edition acoustic guitar designed for our 40th anniversary celebration. It consists of forty premium instruments in the Grand Auditorium body shape with cutaway, which represent the best Furch has to offer regarding sound, construction and design.
The Edition Forty also includes a guitar with the magic serial number 100,000, which will be part of our showroom in Velke Nemcice. The remaining 39 pieces are intended exclusively for existing owners of Furch instruments. We would like to thank them for their loyalty to our brand.
Unique voicing process
The premium nature of the Edition Forty is underscored by the fact that both the soundboard and the back plate are individually tuned using the voicing process, our proprietary technology that enhances the instrument’s tonal properties to the highest level. Thanks to that, the Edition Forty has a crystalline clear, harmonically rich, balanced, and highly dynamic sound across the entire tonal spectrum.
Resonance enhancing finish
The instrument is protected by our proprietary Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish, which has been developed to enhance the guitar’s tonal qualities. The finish consists of an ultrathin layer of highly resistant lacquer that provides excellent surface protection and accentuates the structure of the wood at the same time.
The sunburst finish of the Edition Forty adds a beautiful golden touch which seamlessly blends with the brightly colored character of the cocobolo used on the fingerboard, bridge and headstock overlay.
Our wood. Literally.
The back and sides are from an old ash tree which grew in the courtyard of our original factory. It had to be felled during renovation, but fortunately its story did not end there. We chose the best wood suitable for high-quality guitar sets, which we then subjected to years of natural drying. This precious material is now an integral part of our Forty Edition.
The ergonomic Bevel Duo feature, comprised of two bevels – one in front, at the forearm and one in the rear, at the rib position, provides a significant increase in player comfort and also enhances the exclusive appearance of the instrument. Bevel Duo is made of Indian rosewood.
To mark our fortieth anniversary, a ‘Forty’ pearl inlay and the limited edition identification number have been added to both bevels.
Furch CNR System® Neck Design
A high precision, dual-action truss rod maintains neck stability and allows for fine adjustment of the neck relief, bilaterally. The truss rod is housed in a highly rigid carbon casing which enables a very smooth and controlled neck relief, ensuring the best playability and enduring optimal setup.
- A fully adjustable dual-action truss rod for highly precise adjustment of the neck bow in both the convex and concave directions.
- A highly rigid carbon casing that maintains the neck in the set position over a period much longer than is the case with standard neck joint designs and, at the same time, facilitates a gradual bow in the neck, a factor of essential importance for playability.
- A casting made of special alloy located inside the neck heel that ensures a stable position of the neck and its angle vis-à-vis the body.
Contrast of two continents
One of the progressive design elements of the Edition Forty is the fingerboard featuring distinctly orange Central American cocobolo and black African ebony. At first glance, their juxtaposition is captivating in its unique contrast. We also managed to achieve the same interesting contrast on the bridge and headstock overlay.
The soundhole is decorated with a premium ring rosette from Indian rosewood with green abalone inlay. The same material is used for the binding and purfling of the instrument’s soundboard.
The soundboard of the Edition Forty is protected by a transparent pickguard that allows the natural beauty of the wood to shine through. The pickguard is designed to have no effect on the tonal qualities of the soundboard.
Linear position markers
The side of the fingerboard is decorated with exclusive linear position markers from white mother-of-pearl, which increase the visibility of each position.
Excellent machine heads
The Edition Forty has an excellent tuning stability courtesy of Gotoh 510 Silver Patina machine heads with polished ebony buttons and a highly precise 1:21 gear ratio.
High-rigidity Hiscox case
Maximum protection during transport is provided by a high-rigidity Hiscox case with polyurethane insulating foam that shields the instrument from changes in external climatic conditions.
|Available body shapes||Gc|
|Body ergonomics||Bevel Duo - Indian rosewood with pearl inlays|
|Neck-to-body joint||14th fret|
|Solid top - grade||Alpine spruce - AAA|
|Solid back and sides - grade||Homegrown ash|
|Binding||Indian rosewood with beige line|
|Purfling||Abalone with black and white line|
|Back center strip||Indian rosewood with beige lines|
|Tail decoration||Indian rosewood wedge with black and white line|
|Rosette||Premium Indian rosewood ring with abalone inlay|
|Bridge||Two-piece: ebony and cocobolo|
|Bridge pins||Ebony with pearl eye|
|Bridge string spacing||55 mm|
|Top finish||Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish with sunburst|
|Back and sides finish||Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish with sunburst|
|Pickguard||Anti-Scratch - transparent|
|Nut width||45 mm|
|Neck reinforcement||CNR System with dual-action adjustment|
|Neck profile||Furch Soft V|
|Scale length||650 mm|
|Fingerboard material||Three-piece: ebony and cocobolo|
|Fingerboard radius||400 mm|
|Fingerboard side inlay||Pearl linear position markers|
|Headstock overlay||Three-piece: ebony and cocobolo|
|Fingerboard and headstock binding||Indian rosewood with beige line|
|Neck material||African mahogany|
|Machine heads||Gotoh 510 Silver Patina - gear ratio 1:21|
|Machine head buttons||Polished ebony|
|Nut string spacing||38 mm|
|Strings||Elixir Ph-Br Nanoweb 12-53|
|Neck finish||Full-Pore Smooth-Slide Satin Finish with antibacterial additive|
|Headstock finish||Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish|