FURCH RED PLUS GC MASTERGRADE SITKA SPRUCE INDIAN ROSEWOOD
Built with only master grade tone woods and the finest components, the RED Series is Furch’s top line solid-wood guitar. The RED Plus model brings the aesthetics a leap forward by blending the natural beauty of wood grains with modern design. A highly figured Central American ziricote bridge, fingerboard, and headstock overlay marks the guitar while Hawaiian koa is boldly featured over the rosette, fingerboard inlays and binding.
Both the soundboard and back plate of every RED series guitar is tuned using their proprietary voicing process. This results in a tone that is crystalline clear, harmonically rich and balanced sound across the entire tonal spectrum. The attention put into tuning the back plate of every RED series guitar adds a whole new level of tonal dynamics to this delightful build.
The guitar is also finished with an ultra thin layer of highly resistant lacquer which provides for excellent protection and shine. Applying lacquer is a very time consuming process but it allows a guitar to “breath”. The instrument projects better and the finish does not bubble in time like many UV-cured polyurethane finished guitars.
This model is built with master grade tone woods often found only on boutique guitars. Sitka spruce gives the guitar a powerful, direct tone that is capable of retaining its clarity even when played aggressively. It exhibits a wide dynamic response and a robust, meaty tone. On the back and sides, East Indian rosewood complements with a strong complex bottom end and imparts an overall warmth to the tone of the guitar.
We personally feel that in terms of tone, appointments and the quality of build for the price offered, Furch outperforms all mainstream brands in the market. We find this model very fairly priced with many more expensive market contenders often offering only a fraction of the quality of materials used.
We wholeheartedly recommend the Red Series any guitarist with a generous budget but do not wish to stretch it past a price point associated with smaller-scale boutique builds.
Furch Red Series grand auditorium in master grade sitka spruce and master grade East Indian rosewood.
Hawaiian binding over a master grade sitka spruce top in high gloss lacquer finish.
Figured ziricote fingerboard with matching koa binding and fingerboard inlays.
Rectangular Hawaiian koa fingerboard inlays etched in a figured ziricote fingerboard.
Optional award winning LR Baggs Element Action VTC or Anthem electronics (Not included in price).
Figured ziricote bridge with ebony buttons. All our Furch guitars come professionally setup with an extra bone saddle.
Genuine African mahogany neck with ebony heel cap.
Master grade Indian rosewood back with rosewood binding and decorative backstrip.
Master grade Indian rosewood sides bound in Hawaiian koa.
White pearl linear position markers across fingerboard.
Figured ziricote headstock overlay with Furch logo etched in mother of pearl. Gotoh 510 silver patina tuners with 1:21 tuning ratio for superior tuning stability and precision complete with polished ebony buttons.
Front view of Furch Red Series Plus grand auditorium.
Back view of Furch Red Series Plus grand auditorium.
Top : Master grade Sitka Spruce
Back And Sides : Master grade Indian Rosewood
Binding : Koa with white contrasting line
Purfling : Padauk with black and white contrasting line
Rosette : Solid koa ring with black and white line
Bridge : Figured ziricote
Bridge Pins : Ebony with pearl eye
Saddle : TUSQ fully compensated and bone saddle
String Spacing at Bridge : 55 mm
Body Finish : Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish
Back & Sides Finish : Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish
Pick Guard : Anti Scratch Transparent
Nut Width : 45mm
Neck Reinforcement : CNR System with dual-action adjustment
Neck Profile : Furch Soft V
Scale Length : 650 mm
Fingerboard Material : Figured ziricote
Fingerboard Radius : 400 mm
Fingerboard Inlay : Koa rectangular inlays
Fingerboard Side Inlay : White pearl linear position markers
Headstock Overlay : Figured ziricote
Fingerboard And Headstock Binding : Koa with white contrasting line
Neck Material : African Mahogany
Machine Heads : Gotoh 510 Silver Patina – gear ratio 1:21
Machine Head Buttons : Polished Ebony
Nut : TUSQ
String Spacing at Nut : 38 mm
Strings : Elixir Phosphor Bronze Nanoweb 12-53
Neck & Headstock Finish : Full-Pore smooth-slide satin finish
Electronics : Optional LR Baggs Element Active VTC (SGD$250) or LR Baggs Anthem electronics SGD($450).
Case : Light-weight Hiscox hard shell case
Retail Price: SGD4150