Furch adds De Luxe model to Indigo range

Readers who fell for the impressive Furch Red Plus SR we recently reviewed but just can’t stretch to the price will be relieved to hear that the maker has a new offering in its less expensive Indigo range. The guitar is the Indigo DeLuxe CY, which is similar to the more affordable Indigo base model but offers extra features found on Furch’s higher end instruments.

The Indigo DeLuxe CY has a solid American red cedar soundboard with what Furch calls ‘layered’ mahogany back and sides. We’d call that a laminate, but Furch is keen to point out that the method it uses shouldn’t be assumed to result in lesser guitar. Furch says the Indigo’s The back plate is pressed into an arch and requires no bracing. ‘This design has a favourable effect on the guitar’s resonance and helps produce a very dynamic, strong sound, which is typical for all Indigo models’.

‘Guitars with a back made from layered woods are sometimes perceived as being of lesser quality, but that is not necessarily true as regards sound and playability. Our special arched design of the back plate ensures uniform tension and stability, which translates into excellent acoustic parameters,’ explains Petr Furch, the CEO of Furch Guitars.

Furch adds that the combination of cedar and mahogany lends the Indigo DeLuxe CY model not only a warm, balanced sound, but also a striking amber look, which is underscored by a rosette featuring a solid ring made from Indian rosewood. The same wood is also used for the soundboard binding and it is complemented by black and white lines. The fingerboard features white mother-of-pearl side and front position markers.

The overall appearance and acoustic qualities of the materials and tonewoods used in the construction are enhanced by Furch’s proprietary ultrathin Open-Pore Finish, which provides surface protection. In addition, the soundboard is protected by a faux tortoise pickguard that features a transparent extension near the soundhole to preserve the pure design of the rosette.

‘The Indigo DeLuxe CY model offers a host of appointments that are used in our higher series of solid-wood guitars to emphasise the excellent acoustic qualities of this instrument,’ adds Petr Furch.

Furch’s Indigo DeLuxe is available in the dreadnought and grand auditorium body shapes with no cutaway. The model will be available in stores in September.

Info: www.furchguitars.com.