Furch Ends Production of Semi-Solid Guitars
Czech Republic-based acoustic guitar manufacturer Furch Guitars has ended the production of its semi-solid instruments. The company says this is a flow-on result from the technological progress and related quality increase of production. The current Indigo and Violet series will be replaced with the solid Violet SM model.
In the past two years, Furch says it’s been actively investing into state-of-the-art technologies that help improve some of its production procedures and thus achieve a higher production capacity and instrument quality at the same time.The company responded to the series of challenges manifesting in growing demand and insufficient workforce due to the recent pandemic.
“The gradual optimization of the technologies also allowed the company to manufacture selected solid guitars at the cost of semi-solid instruments. Therefore, Furch has decided to end its production of layered mahogany guitars in respect of the future direction of the brand,” the company explains in its announcement.
“Our mission is to design and produce instruments that allow everyone to fully express their potential for musical creativity and performance,” says Petr Furch, CEO of Furch Guitars. “To achieve that and to continue to increase the quality, we must continue pushing our production forward and modern technologies are definitely very helpful in this area.”
Furch adds: “The technologies we are building and using at Furch are primarily designed for solid instruments that have represented more than 80% of our production until now. We have achieved a lot of success thanks to their implementation, such as more precise voicing of soundboards or a better surface finish, which also have a positive effect on the guitar sound. In terms of our internal development and the massive inflation that the world has otherwise been facing, we have even found ourselves in a situation where the production of semi-solid guitars was more expensive than the production of solid instruments.That’s how effective the proper use of modern technologies in the production of guitars can be”.
The end of semi-solid guitar production will affect the Indigo Series and Violet Series.While the Indigo Series will completely end, Violet guitars will be replaced with the solid Violet SM model.
Furch Guitars is distributed in Canada by Stonebridge Guitars International. For more information, go to www.furchguitars.com.