Velke Nemcice, Czech Republic, January 13th, 2020 – Furch Guitars (Furch), one of the world's leading manufacturers of premium-quality guitars, will present their first models with the new ergonomic Bevel Duo feature at NAMM 2020. This innovation provides a significant increase in player comfort and also enhances the exclusive appearance of the instrument.
Inherently, traditional acoustic guitar bodies have always had relatively sharp outer edges, which may have a negative effect on the player’s comfort, especially during extended playing. This is why Furch is implementing a new ergonomic feature, the Bevel Duo, comprised of two bevels – one in front, at the forearm and one in the rear, at the rib position. The combination of these two bevels provides a substantial increase in playing comfort and also enhances the exclusive appearance of the instrument.
"A bevel is one of the most complicated manufacturing operations possible in the production of acoustic guitars. Even more complicated is to apply this to both the top and back. This is why most guitar makers only bevel the top plate. But we have decided to apply it on the back plate as well, and the result is really outstanding. Bevel Duo allows players to play all-out for extended periods without negatively affecting their comfort," states Petr Furch, CEO of Furch Guitars.
The ergonomic Bevel Duo feature will be standard on all new Red Deluxe models starting in January 2020 and will also be available as a custom option for the entire Rainbow Series line.
A premium guitar designed for fingerstyle players
The first custom guitar receiving the new Bevel Duo is the all solid-wood Furch Rainbow Gc-CC Grand Auditorium cutaway, which was designed specifically for passionate fingerstyle players. The instrument’s top plate is from premium Cedar, with back and sides in Cocobolo. The rich and dynamic performance of the guitar is further enhanced by the application of proprietary design and production methods, namely individual voicing process of both top and back plates and application of Furch’s Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish, which serves to further improve the instrument’s acoustic properties. A high degree of comfort during play is ensured by the combination of the D neck profile and the ergonomic Bevel Duo.
The beautiful appearance of the Furch Rainbow Gc-CC is accentuated by a host of decorative appointments from Indian Rosewood, which include the annular rosette, back central strip, wedge tail decoration and body, fingerboard and headstock binding. The fingerboard, bridge and headstock overlay are from exotic Ebony. Additional adornments are front pearl neck inlays in Roman numerals and side pearl linear position markers for increased visibility of each position. To ensure the best tuning possible, the guitar is equipped with Gotoh 510 tuners in gold finish with ebony buttons and a fine ratio of 1:21.
The Furch Rainbow Gc-CC was made exclusively for the Women of Fingerstyle Guitar concert presented by Fretmonkey Records, scheduled for January 16th at the House of Blues in Anaheim. The guitar will be auctioned simultaneously online and at the concert, with the proceeds going to the Grammy MusiCares Foundation, which assists musicians in times of need. The retail price of this instrument is $6,711, the auctions bidding will start at just $1,500. Those interested can view the guitar at NAMM 2020 at Furch Guitars booth 2307, on the day of the concert.
Established in 1981, Furch Guitars (Furch) has worked its way up to become one of the world's leading manufacturers of all-solid-wood acoustic guitars and acoustic bass guitars. The company's production complex and head office are located in Velke Nemcice near Brno, Czech Republic. Furch instruments combine the company's extensive know-how in building handmade guitars with state-of-the-art technologies, production processes, and proprietary innovations. Thanks to that, the company is able to bring to the market premium-quality musical instruments with outstanding acoustic properties and excellent design parameters. Covered by a three-year warranty, Furch guitars are sold in 32 countries on five continents. Furch employs over 60 luthiers and craftsmen and makes in excess of 8,000 instruments annually. Furch guitars are the preferred choice of such artists as Al di Meola, Suzanne Vega, Per Gessle, Glen Hansard, and Calum Graham. For additional information, visit www.furchguitars.com.