Furch Guitars has introduced a timely new additive to its guitar neck finish, which “minimises the number of harmful microorganisms on the neck of the instrument and also increases overall comfort while playing.”
Furch Guitars explains that “the neck is, by nature, one of the most handled areas of any guitar. While playing, a number of microorganisms arise, which can have a negative impact on the player’s health.”
Furch’s full and open-pore neck finishes will now come with a certified antibacterial varnish. The varnish contains silver microparticles, which bind to the proteins of microorganisms and destroy them.
Petr Furch, CEO of Furch Guitars, noted how the current global situation inspired the research: “Recently, when we looked at how to improve the surface of our guitar necks, specifically to achieve an even smoother surface for faster playing, we also decided to explore how to make our instruments safer for players. It was Covid which led us to this.
“In most styles of playing, the greatest contact between the skin and the surface of the guitar occurs at the back of the neck. The contact surface of one chord can be around 50cm squared. The bacteria which this introduces are eliminated by our varnish in just a few seconds.”
The new safer finish will be found on all Furch guitars with a serial number of 95787 or above.