Furch guitars have really made a name for themselves in the last few years for their high-quality, premium acoustic guitars. Founded in 1981, this Czech manufacturer provides a level of quality few other brands can match, creating beautiful products that sound as good as they look.
With its delightful resonating tone, the Violet G-SY is a great example of this high quality in action, but let’s take a closer look to see just what makes this guitar so special.
The Violet G-SY really is a gorgeous looking instrument. With a solid sitka spruce top and layered mahogany in an open pore finish on the back & sides, it’s easy to see just how much care goes into the materials alone. From a design perspective, it’s hard not to love the subtle touches, like the understated black binding with a matching pickguard, turning transparent near the sound hole to give way to a single-ring black rosette.
Under the surface, this guitar combines classic luthier’s techniques with the best of modern engineering. The Furch CNR System® neck joint (with a dual-action truss rod) is, quite frankly, a revolutionary new approach to guitar design. By encasing the truss rod in carbon and using a special alloy for the reinforcing block, they have created a design that not only allows for far more precise neck adjustments but will retain its set-up long-term.
The Violet G-SY currently sells for around $900. That might sound pricey, but it’s pretty good value for this kind of premium.
You have to bare in mind that, with Furch, you’re not just paying for a guitar that looks nice and sounds nice, but a guitar that will retain its quality long term.
Of course, there’s no need to let us be the judge! Have a listen here on Tonepedia and decide for yourself.
|Body Type Family||Auditorium|
|Body Type||Grand Auditorium|
|Solid/Laminate Wood||Solid Top|
|Top Material||Sitka Spruce|
|Body Material||Layered Mahogany|
|Neck Material||African Mahogany|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Neck joint at||14th fret|
|Scale Length (inch)||25.59|
|Nut Width (inch)||1.77|
|Pickup Active/Passive||No Pickup|
|Left/Right Handed||Right Handed|
|Made In||Czech Republic|