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Furch Guitars

The Furch logo

The first guitar with the Furch name on its headstock was built in 1981, the product of a small, secret 'garage' company in what was then Czechoslovakia. (At that time the communist regime prohibited all private enterprise, so founder Frantisek Furch pursued his passion underground.) He quickly became known throughout the Czech music scene as a premium guitar builder and his instruments were the choice of many top Czech musicians.

In 1989, the Velvet Revolution and the fall of communism created today's Czech Republic and allowed Frantisek to realize his dreams without fear of government persecution.

By the year 2000, growing demand led Frantisek to acquire a 16th century mill complex in the village of Velke Nemcice, where he set about transforming the property into a modern factory facility. In 2011 that old mill complex held the 30th anniversary party of Furch Guitars.

The Furch offices
The Furch workshop

Today, Furch Guitars is led by Frantisek's son Petr who has brought a new generation of technology into the workshop to continue the firm's focus on quality and consistency. Under Petr's guidance, Furch instruments are now built with the optimum combination of technology and hand craftmanship.

Carl (owner of The Minor Chord) was privileged to visit the Furch workshops in 2016. The photos above and to the left were taken by Carl during his visit.

The Minor Chord is proud to be an authorized Furch Guitars dealer. These are extraordinary instruments at a very reasonable price, representing excellent value.

Most models in the Furch lineup are organized by colors of the rainbow. The Violet models are the most affordable, with appointments (and price) increasing through Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and finally Red models. There are also 'Vintage' models with more traditional body shapes, as well as travel guitars with removable necks.

We usually stock Furch instruments up through the Yellow level, but if you are looking for a truly remarkable guitar we can order Orange and Red models. Here is the stunning cocobolo back of a Red-level Gc-LC that a customer ordered through us.

The back of a Furch Red Gc-LC

For more information about the Furch workshops and their complete line of instruments please visit the Furch Guitars website.

Current Inventory

As of September 13, 2021 we have the following Furch instruments in stock. Click on a model or just scroll down to see descriptions andmm photos of each instrument.

Here are some other models we have had in stock. If you are interested in any of them, please ask about availability.

Custom orders are also possible. Contact us if you are interested.

Furch Blue Plus Gc-CM SPE
Master's Choice

It's been hard for us to keep new Furch models in stock because our customers keep buying them so quickly!

As we've mentioned many times now, the Furch Blue Series is probably your best overall value for the dollar spent. The Master's Choice designation means you get a few extra goodies beyond the usual Blue Series features, including a full gloss finish on the top. This model features all solid cedar and African mahogany with a Grand Auditorium cutaway body.

Right away this guitar displays big volume, with very strong bass and punchy mids and trebles. It can take a heavy strum attack but also sounds very full when fingerpicking.

This guitar is more of a performer's model with the cutaway access up the neck and the L.R. Baggs Stagepro Element system. Plenty of E.Q. controls to dial in your sound, and the tuner adds convenience.

We always encourage you to shop around, but this is a lot of guitar for $1,399.00 with a Furch deluxe gig bag included.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Grand Auditorium body shape with cutaway
  • Solid cedar top in high-gloss finish
  • Solid African mahogany back and sides
  • Tortoise binding
  • Clear pickguard
  • Black walnut rosette
  • Black/white purfling
  • African mahogany soft V neck
  • Open-pore finish neck
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard
  • Small white dot inlays
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Tusq nut
  • Compensated Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • L.R. Baggs Stagepro Element pickup system with built in tuner
  • Controls for volume/bass/mid/treble/feedback notch/phase
  • Furch deluxe gig bag included

Furch Violet D-SY

We've expanded our Furch line here at the store to include several "under $1,000.00" priced models. These are comparable to any quality manufacturer's "solid-top" guitars. With Furch there is no shortage of quality materials: Solid Sitka spruce top, layered mahogany back and sides, ebony bridge and fingerboard, mahogany soft V neck.

The Violet line with their spruce tops yield amazing brightness and projection. Our customers tell us they're amazed at the quality one gets for the money with Furch. $849.00 in a deluxe Furch gig bag with plenty of storage options.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Dreadnaught body style
  • Open-pore finish
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Layered mahogany back and sides
  • Black pickguard with extra clear extension
  • Black binding
  • Mahogany neck with soft V neck profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Black rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Black Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Furch quality gig bag included

Furch Blue Plus D-SW

The Blue Plus D-SW is a dreadnaught which features all solid black walnut back and sides with a Sitka spruce top. The Plus indicates the high-gloss top finish for added protection. Certainly a loud and full sound but the walnut maintains a sparkle mixed in that other tone-woods do not seem to have.

The soft V neck profile is a nice in-between of slim and chunky, appealing to most players. Again, the blue series are some of the best values we've been able to find for our customers. $1,299.00 with hardshell case included

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Dreadnaught body style
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with full-pore high gloss finish
  • Solid black walnut back and sides with open-pore finish
  • Clear pickguard
  • Tortoise binding
  • African mahogany neck with soft V profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • White dot inlays
  • Black walnut rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Transparent pickguard
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Hardshell case included

Furch Blue OMc-CM VTC

Furch's Blue Series instruments are their most affordable all-solid wood models. We see why they keep selling fast - when you shop around for similar quality of materials, feel, and tone they're hard to match. This OMc-CM VTC features an Orchestra Model body with cutaway and a solid cedar top over solid mahogany back and sides.

The natural open-pore finish allows the instrument to breathe, and the Furch soft-V neck profile seems to appeal to most folks. The LR Baggs VTC system is simplistic and effective with small volume and tone wheel controls in the soundhole.

A great deal at only $1,299.00 in a quality Furch gig bag with lots of storage options.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Orchestra Model body style with cutaway
  • Open-pore finish
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Solid African mahogany back and sides
  • Tortoise binding
  • Mahogany neck with soft V profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • White dot inlays
  • Black walnut rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Tortoise pickguard with clear extension
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • LR Baggs VTC pickup system
  • Furch quality padded gig bag included

Violet Master's Choice D-SY SPE

We've expanded our Furch line here at The Minor Chord to now include some exceptional value "solid top" guitars as well. The same Furch quality and materials are now available at an under-$1,000.00 price point.

The Violet Master's Choice D-SY SPE is a Dreadnaught style guitar featuring a solid Sitka spruce top. Interesting design features include the arched layered mahogany back for extra support with no bracing; and the extra clear pickguard extension towards the soundhole which will prevent future scratching. Plenty of projection and volume rings true from the open-pore natural finish.

The LR Baggs Stagepro Element system will accommodate the plugged-in performer.

As usual with Furch, every guitar they build has a rock solid feel and quality sound. Another great value at $999.00 including a quality Furch gig bag with plenty of storage.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Dreadnaught body shape
  • Open-pore finish
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Layered mahogany back and sides
  • Black binding
  • Mahogany neck with soft V neck profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Black rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Black Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Black pickguard with extra clear extension
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • LR Baggs Stagepro Element electronics with EQ and tuner
  • Furch quality gig bag included

Violet G-SY

Furch's solid-top Indigo and Violet lines have been well received by our staff and our customers.

This Violet G-SY pairs a Grand Auditorium body shape with a solid Sitka spruce top over layered mahogany back and sides. No shortage of quality materials, a great feeling mahogany neck with their open-pore natural finish and soft V profile. The ebony fingerboard adds to the smoothness and playability.

With its punchy and bright sound, this guitar should be strummed away for hours on end. Come see what Furch is all about! A very reasonable $849.00 in a padded Furch gig bag with plenty of storage.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Grand Auditorium body shape
  • Open-pore finish
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Layered mahogany back and sides
  • Black binding
  • Mahogany neck with soft V neck profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Black rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Black Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Black pickguard with clear extension
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Furch quality padded gig bag included

Indigo G-CY

Here's another exceptional value "solid top" guitar from the folks at the Furch workshops, with the same Furch quality and materials at the under-$1,000.00 price point. These guitars include interesting design features like the arched layered mahogany back for extra support with no bracing and the extra clear pickguard extension towards the soundhole which will prevent future scratching.

The Indigo G-CY boasts a Grand Auditorium body shape for that thick low end boom, sitting a bit lower on the lap than a Dreadnaught. Nice warm bass response when fingerpicked, and the trebles will sparkle when dug into harder. Come see why our customers are raving about the feel and sound of Furch guitars!

Only $849.00 in a quality Furch gig bag with lots of storage options.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Grand Auditorium body style
  • Open pore finish
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Layered mahogany back and sides
  • Black binding
  • Mahogany neck with soft V profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Black walnut rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Tortoise pickguard with extra clear extension
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Black Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Furch quality gig bag included

Indigo Plus D-CY

The 'Plus' in the model name indicates the high-gloss top, in this case over solid Western red cedar. The back and sides are layered mahogany in an open-pore finish. One strum and you hear the power of the Dreadnaught body, but the solid cedar lends a nice spank and sparkle to the tone.

Like all Furch instruments, this dreadnaught feels really solid in the hand due to no shortage of quality materials. Only $949.00 in a deluxe Furch gig bag with lots of storage options.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Dreadnaught body shape
  • Solid Western red cedar top with high gloss finish
  • Layered mahogany back and sides with open pore finish
  • Black binding
  • Mahogany neck with soft V profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Black walnut rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Clear pickguard
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Black Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Furch quality gig bag included

Blue OM-MM

We continue to be impressed with every guitar Furch has sent our way. These Blue series instruments may well be some of the best guitar deals going!

This OM-MM model features an OM body shape for great versatility and all solid African mahogany back, sides, and top. The open-pore finish gives it that natural look and feels ultra smooth while playing. No shortage of quality woods here with the ebony bridge and fingerboard. The black pickguard and black walnut rosette add to the overall look.

We always encourage customers to look around, but at $1,149.00 with a Furch deluxe padded gig bag included, this guitar is hard to top.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • OM body style
  • Open-pore finish
  • Solid African mahogany top
  • Solid African mahogany back and sides
  • Tortoise binding
  • African mahogany neck
  • Soft V neck profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • White dot inlays
  • Black walnut rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Tusq nut and saddle
  • Black pickguard
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Deluxe padded gig bag included

Blue OMc-CM

Furch's Blue Series instruments are their most affordable all-solid wood models. We see why they keep selling fast - when you shop around for similar quality of materials, feel, and tone they're hard to match.

This OMc-CM features an Orchestra Model body with cutaway and a solid cedar top over solid mahogany back and sides. The natural open-pore finish allows the instrument to breathe, and the Furch soft-V neck profile seems to appeal to most folks.

A great deal at only $1,099.00 in a quality Furch gig bag with lots of storage options.

If you need the option to plug in we suggest adding the K&K Pure Mini passive pickup, which we stock here at the store.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Orchestra Model body style with cutaway
  • Open-pore finish
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Solid African mahogany back and sides
  • Tortoise binding
  • Mahogany neck with soft V profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • White dot inlays
  • Black walnut rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Tortoise pickguard with clear extension
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Furch quality padded gig bag included

Blue G-CM

The Blue Series represents Furch's most affordable all-solid-wood instruments. At only $1,099 with a deluxe gig bag, this is a ridiculous amount of guitar for the money.

The all solid mahogany back and sides and solid cedar top, matched with the Grand Auditorium body shape, projects beautifully. Plenty of volume with nice clarity and sustain as well. Compared with the Yellow G-CR below, this guitar has a bit more of a crisp "spruce"-sounding top although it is in fact solid cedar. That could be due to the thin open-pore finish which allows the wood to breathe more naturally.

If you haven't checked out what Furch is all about yet, please come down and give their guitars a try!

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Grand Auditorium body style
  • Open pore finish
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Solid African mahogany back and sides
  • Simulated tortoise binding
  • African mahogany neck in satin finish
  • Soft V neck profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • White dot inlays
  • Black walnut double ring rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Tusq nut
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Fully compensated Tusq saddle
  • Deluxe gig bag included

Blue D-MM

We continue to be impressed with every guitar Furch has sent our way. Their Blue Series instruments may well be some of the best guitar deals going!

This Blue D-MM model features a dreadnaught body shape for a large boomy sound, and all solid African mahogany back, sides, and top. The open-pore finish gives it that natural look and feels ultra smooth while playing. No lack of quality woods here with the ebony bridge and fingerboard. The black pickguard and black walnut rosette add to the overall look.

We always encourage customers to look around, but at $1,149.00 with a Furch deluxe padded gig bag included, this guitar is hard to top.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Dreadnaught body style
  • Open-pore finish on body and neck
  • Solid African mahogany top
  • Solid African mahogany back and sides
  • Tortoise binding
  • African mahogany neck with soft V profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • White dot inlays
  • Black walnut rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Black pickguard with clear extension
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Deluxe Furch padded gig bag included

Blue Plus OMc-CM

With the world going primarily acoustic/electric these days on guitars with cutaways, it's nice to find one sometimes that's a straight acoustic.

Top value and quality are characteristics we always talk about regarding Furch's Blue Series instruments. This Blue Plus OMc-CM features a solid cedar top paired with solid mahogany back and sides. Easy access up the neck with the cutaway, plays super smoothly with the open-pore neck finish.

The 'Plus' in the model name indicates that the top has a full-pore high gloss finish. The transparent pickguard shows off the top wood while still protecting the instrument.

Excellent value at $1,199.00 in a quality Furch gig bag with lots of storage options.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Orchestra Model body shape with cutaway
  • Solid Western red cedar top with full-pore high gloss finish
  • Solid African mahogany back and sides with open-pore finish
  • Tortoise binding
  • African mahogany neck with soft V profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • White dot inlays
  • Black walnut rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Transparent pickguard
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Furch padded gig bag included

Green G-SR

This is our first Green Series Furch - a G-SR Grand Auditorium in solid rosewood and Sitka spruce. The Grand Auditorium is a good body shape for varied styles of playing, a bit smaller than a Dreadnaught but a little bigger/wider than an OM or 000.

Like every Furch we've received here at The Minor Chord, it certainly doesn't disappoint in feel or sound. Sitka and rosewood is always a winning wood combination, and this particular example has strong clear basses and plenty of projection right out of the box. It should age nicely for sure.

Furch's full-pore smooth-slide satin finish neck feels great in the hand while you're sliding up and down the fretboard.

This guitar is an amazing value at $1,649.00 including the Hiscox hardshell case.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Grand Auditorium body style
  • High gloss finish
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Double ring walnut rosette
  • Black-and-white line purfling
  • Artificial ivory binding
  • Mahogany neck with soft V profile
  • Full-pore smooth-slide satin finish neck
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard
  • White pearl dot inlays
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Tusq nut and fully compensated saddle
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Hiscox hardshell case included

Yellow G-CR

We continue to be impressed here with the consistent quality and sound of Furch guitars. Our latest arrival is this Yellow Series Grand Auditorium in cedar and rosewood. Regular 14 fret body style on this one with no cutaway.

The combination of the tone woods on this guitar certainly does not disappoint. Warm and rich in the bass and mids, and a nice sparkle on the trebles. Well balanced as well, sounds excellent for both fingerstyle and strumming. These instruments are built very well with an undeniably solid feel.

At only $1,899.00 with a quality Hiscox hardshell case included, it's a great value!

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • Grand Auditorium body style
  • High gloss finish
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Solid Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Tortoise binding
  • African mahogany neck in satin finish
  • Soft V neck profile
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • White pearl eclipse inlays
  • Green abalone rosette
  • 25-9/16 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Tusq nut
  • Clear pickguard
  • Schaller M6 gold tuning machines with tortoise buttons
  • Fully compensated Tusq saddle
  • Hiscox hardshell case included

Furch 'Vintage' 2 OM-SR-DB

The Furch brand is gaining momentum in the United States and The Minor Chord is proud to be on the forefront of bringing these excellent guitars to our customers. Representing exceptional value for the money spent, this latest Vintage 2 OM-SR-DB hits it right on. Just strum one 'G' chord and you'll realize the fullness, quality, and balance of the instrument.

Constructed of all quality woods, the rosewood/spruce combination sounds fantastic. With the deep body option, one notices a bit more fullness and projection than a straight OM. Nice medium carve neck profile with the 1-3/4 inch nut width feels great.

The herringbone trim and rosette with the gold Gotoh tuners and M.O.P inlays brings out a simple elegance. At $2,199.00 in the Hiscox hardshell case, it's hundreds below what one would expect to pay for one of the better-known brands. Price reduced to $1,999.00!

The specs:

  • OM Deep Body shape
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Semi-gloss finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Mother of pearl diamond inlays
  • Herringbone trim and rosette
  • 25.5 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Gotoh gold open gear tuners
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Hiscox hardshell case included

Blue OM-CM

Our newest Furch to arrive has so far been our best-selling style model. The OM body shape is a go-to for a versatile, all-around instrument. No problem handling heavy strumming or subtle fingerpicking.

This particular cedar top is a bit brighter than others right out of the gate we've noticed, but it will surely warm up with time. Really nice full projection of sound. The open-pore finish is understated and feels excellent.

Smooth to slide around without the drag of gloss. At well under $2,000 for an all solid OM with quality woods, it's easy to see why these Furch models have been popular. Deluxe Furch gig bag included.

The specs:

  • Made in the Czech Republic
  • OM body size
  • Solid African mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Western red cedar top
  • Open-pore finish
  • Tortoise binding
  • African mahogany neck
  • Soft V neck profile
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Small dot inlays
  • Tusq nut
  • 1.77 inch nut width
  • Ebony bridge
  • Tusq compensated saddle
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Furch deluxe gig bag included


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