September of this year marks exactly forty years since Frantisek Furch completed his first guitar. Although it was his first attempt, the instrument aroused a wave of interest among musicians and thus became the cornerstone of Furch Guitars.

As part of the celebration, we have prepared a special limited edition of forty premium acoustic guitars, which offers a combination of the best we have to offer! This jubilee edition also includes a guitar with the magic serial number 100,000, which we are going to exhibit in our showroom in Velke Nemcice. The remaining 39 pieces will be for sale and only existing Furch guitar owners will be able to buy them. We would like to thank them for their loyalty.

 

Furch Edition Forty: a guitar with a touch of history

The Edition Forty features an Alpine spruce soundboard in Grand Auditorium body shape with cutaway. The back and sides come from an old ash tree which grew in the courtyard of our original factory, and which we had to fell a few years ago during renovation of the area. We selected the best material for guitar sets and, after years of natural drying, we used them in this anniversary model.

Both woods are characterized by their clear brilliant sound, which further highlights our special voicing process. During this process we measure the physical properties of each individual board and subsequently adjust their thickness to the required values. The high-gloss UV finish complemented by a golden sunburst also has a very positive effect on the overall acoustics of the instrument.

The front and back of the guitar include the popular Bevel Duo ergonomic feature made from Indian rosewood, which provides players with maximum comfort while playing and simultaneously serves to underscore the outstanding appearance of the instrument. The individual bevels are decorated with a “Forty” pearl inlay and the limited edition identification number.

In addition to the bevels, the non-traditional design elements of the Edition Forty also include the fingerboard and headstock overlay from striking orange cocobolo and black ebony. At first glance, their juxtaposition is captivating in its unique contrast. We also used the same wood for the two-piece bridge. The overall attractiveness of the instrument is further emphasized by the premium rosette and binding on the body, head and fingerboard made of Indian rosewood. The guitar fingerboard is complemented by exclusive linear side position markers made from white mother-of-pearl.

Precise tuning of the instrument is ensured by Gotoh 510 machine heads in silver patina with ebony buttons and a fine ration gearing of 1:21. The guitar also comes standard with a premium Hiscox case.

The new Edition Forty is available from all authorized Furch dealers. They will also provide you with more information about its purchase.

More information about the guitar are available here.

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