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I've been playing guitar for more than 50 years and have owned all of the top name guitar brands and a couple of the high end boutique guitars. I must say that my Furch guitar is superior to any guitar I've ever owned or played. I was so impressed with my first Furch guitar I called to inquire what it would take to establish a dealership in Michigan. I'm proud to say I am now a Furch guitar dealer. As a player and performer, I understand how important a great guitar is when doing live performance and also recording in the studio. I love to talk to other musicians about their particular guitar needs and show them the benefits of owning a Furch guitar.
Those players who have bought the Furch guitar from me have all been as excited as I was when I bought my first Furch guitar. As these guitars are gaining popularity I now see that some of the best guitarists on the planet are playing Furch guitars. If you are in the market for a truly professional instrument for any genre of music, I would highly recommend the hand crafted perfection of Furch guitars.
Frantisek Furch has been building acoustic guitars in the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) since 1981. Growing up under a Communist government where American music was frowned upon, Furch and a large group of the youth at the time fell in love with the charms of our culture's music, especially Bluegrass and the acoustic folk-based types. they hid their passion from authority and met and played late at night around campfires or deep in the woods, far from the ears of authorities.
Understandably, many of the youth had difficulty procuring quality instruments, due to a multitude of reasons, namely restrictive government trade policies, and lack of sufficient spending money. This necessity led Frantisek, originally a banjo player, to begin building guitars and mandolins to supply his friends and fellow music lovers. For the first 8 years of his professional instrument building career, business was conducted in secret because the Communist government outlawed private enterprise. In the garage of his parent's home he built acoustic guitars, selling them to the growing underground music community. Well before the fall of Communism, Furch's reputation grew and reached the ears and hands of many an impressed music lover. Beginning in 1989, after the fall of Communism, Furch was finally able to build and sell formally under his own name. His company was named Furch Musical Instruments. By then, he was producing acoustic guitars that were superb in quality and in no time, he couldn't keep up with the demand. So employees were steadily added and in 1993, they moved the production into a renovated mill.
Furch and his shop quickly gained a great reputation throughout Europe and Japan for making highly affordable and extremely nice world- class guitars. By finely handcrafting his instruments from traditional guitar tone woods like Rosewood, Mahogany, Maple and Cedar, and having direct access to such highly desired species as the European Spruces, Furch's guitars rank high with many of the greats. When compared to other similar guitars, though, his stand out in value.
Furch and his shop of builders have also made use of many modern advancements in their old-world shop. His guitars today use a modified bolt-on neck joint as well as top notch hardware like Schaller Tuners, and Headway pickup systems.
Little has been known about the instruments in America, until now. Under the name of Stonebridge, the name of a Czech landmark originally built in the 1300's, Furch and Company offer their fine old world products to the rest of the globe.
Listen to Roger Schmidt demonstrate this beautiful Furch G24LK C