The model will feature the OM body shape, Tasmanian blackwood back and sides, and an ultra-thin finish.
Velké Němčice, the Czech Republic (July 3, 2018) -- Furch Guitars, one of the world's leading manufacturers of premium quality guitars, is introducing a limited edition of acoustic guitars for the year 2018. The Furch Limited 2018 is an all-solid woods premium six-string guitar made from exotic tonewoods of the highest quality grade that provide the instrument with an exclusive appearance and an exceptional, colorful sound. The guitar features precision craftsmanship and top-drawer acoustic qualities, courtesy of a unique design and proprietary construction technologies, such as soundboard voicing, ultra-thin, highly consistent finish, flawless robotic polishing, and a revolutionary guitar neck design known as the Furch CNR System.
As in previous limited edition guitars, the soundboard of the Furch Limited 2018 model is made of master grade Alpine spruce. The way our master luthiers have designed and tuned the top plate reflects dozens of years of ongoing research and development, thanks to which Furch has achieved an optimal balance of volume and dynamics across the entire tonal spectrum. The back and sides are made of Tasmanian blackwood (acacia melanoxylon), which complements the spruce top in producing a strong, warm, and harmonically rich sound with slightly pronounced midrange frequencies.
Apart from blackwood, the guitar's exclusive look is enhanced by two other exotic wood species. African padauk is featured in the binding, rosette, soundboard inlay, and unconventional rectangular fingerboard inlays that help the player with orientation together with original linear side position markers made of mother-of-pearl. The fingerboard, the bridge, and the headstock overlay are made from ziricote.
The guitar's striking appearance and acoustic qualities are underscored by an ultra-thin (160 µm) layer of consistent high-gloss UV finish, which enhances resonance and provides maximum protection at the same time.
The Furch Limited 2018 model will be made in a limited quantity of 75 guitars. The model will feature the OM body shape with no cutaway to take maximum advantage of the acoustic characteristics of the tonewoods used in its construction. As was the case with previous limited edition models, the quantity of produced guitars is final, and the same design will not be used in any model made in the future. Furch Limited 2018 guitars will be available in stores in September.
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