Traditional acoustic guitars are designed with relatively sharp outer edges, which can result in some discomfort after extended use. To address this, Furch has come up with the Bevel Duo feature, which comprises two bevels – one at the forearm position and the other facing the rib position.
“A bevel is one of the most complicated manufacturing operations possible in the production of acoustic guitars,” says Petr Furch, CEO of Furch Guitars. “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.”
The Bevel Duo will become a staple on all new Red Deluxe models, starting in January. It will also be available as a custom option for the entire Rainbow Series line, with the first guitar being the Rainbow Gc-CC Grand Auditorium cutaway. The guitar was made exclusively for the Women Of Fingerstyle Guitar concert (16 January) and 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.
At Summer NAMM last year, Furch released a beautiful, limited-edition acoustic guitar called the GSc-LC. While it was modelled after Furch’s Grand Nylon range, it received a few modifications to accommodate steel strings. Its alpine soundboard was also enhanced by Furch’s proprietary voicing process.
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