Watch Pete Thorn create an original song with three “special” Furch acoustic guitars
The musician blends a Red Series, an Indigo Series and a uniquely-engineered travel guitar, all from the innovative Czech builder
Czech Republic-based Furch Guitars unveiled its color line of acoustics several years back, consisting of seven models – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet – as well as the customizable Rainbow Series, all made of the highest-grade premium tonewoods and constructed using high-precision manufacturing.
The color line offers a massive range of features and options, and in an attempt to wrap our heads around some of what’s on offer, we hooked up guitar ace Pete Thorn with not one, not two, but three new Furch models. “I generally don’t do unboxing videos,” Pete admits. “I think they’re kind of weird. But today I’m going to make an exception.”
While Pete assumed he would only be looking at two Furch models, he notices a third “mystery box.” When he opens it he pulls out a Furch t-shirt and…something else.
“This is different and exciting and really interesting,” he says of what turns out to be a Furch Little Jane travel guitar. “I thought it was a backpack. This is so cool.” He quickly assembles the foldable guitar, and within minutes is strumming and picking away.
As for the full-sized Furch models in his possession? First up is a top-of-the-line Red Series, a “beautiful, top-quality, first-class instrument,” he says. The guitar boasts an Alpine spruce top and cocobolo back and sides, as well as koa and abalone binding. The Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish, meanwhile, “is unbelievable,” Pete says. “It’s absolutely like a mirror. It shines like a jewel.”
Next up is an Indigo Series model, which boasts a cedar top and African mahogany back and sides, as well as an LR Baggs electronics system. “The first thing I noticed is there’s no bracing,” Pete says. “How do they do that? The back is slightly arched, which increases strength and stability so you don’t actually need the bracing.”