When you buy a Furch guitar, you’re paying for premium. Known for their Vintage Series of acoustic guitars, this Czech manufacturer always places a priority on quality.
But what makes the 3 D-SR so special?
It’s not difficult to find a decent acoustic guitar these days. As technology has improved, so has mass production and, at this point, you can get a perfectly playable beginner guitar for less than $100. That being said, real quality always costs, so if you’re looking for a truly great sound, you might want to go a little further up-market.
That brings us to the 3 D-SR.
With a Madagascar Rosewood headstock veneer, Koa binding and a hand-brushed finish, this really is a gorgeous guitar to look at, but that’s nothing compared to how it plays.
The 3 D-SR is a warm, yet bright guitar with a healthy low end and lots of volume. It’s got a nice clean sound on the heavy chords and good tone on the softer ones.
In terms of playability, you couldn’t really ask for much better. It’s well balanced, with an extremely comfortable V-shaped neck profile.
Ultimately, it’s no surprise that this is the flagship of Furch’s vintage series.
Okay, it’s time for the bit you’ve all been waiting for – the price.
If you’re looking to buy the 3 D-SR, then you can expect it to set you back around $2700 dollars.
Money well spent?
Well, that all depends what you’re looking for. In terms of an acoustic sound, you couldn’t really do much better, but there is a downside to this guitar that could make or break the deal.
It doesn’t have any pickups.
Now, of course, for some people that won’t be a problem. After all, it’s an acoustic – why should it need pickups?
That said, in the modern age of electro-acoustics, we’ve all grown used to steel-string guitars with high-quality, built-in pickups and, considering the price tag, that’s not an unreasonable expectation.
At the end of the day, if you’re looking to play this one live, you’ll have to arrange your own amplification, but otherwise, this a pretty special guitar.
Of course, that’s just our view. Why not try this guitar out for yourself here on Tonepedia and decide for yourself whether you think it’s worth the money?
|Body Type Family||Dreadnought|
|Body Type||Square Shoulder|
|Solid/Laminate Wood||Solid Body, Solid Top|
|Top Material||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Body Material||Solid Indian Rosewood|
|Neck Material||African Mahogany|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Neck joint at||14th fret|
|Scale Length (inch)||25.5|
|Nut Width (inch)||1.77|
|Pickup Active/Passive||No Pickup|
|Left/Right Handed||Right Handed|
|Made In||Czech Republic|