Furch Violet Master's Choice, Yellow Deluxe and Red Deluxe review

Three Grand Auditorium models from the Czech Republic manufacturer’s catalog, with price points varying from entry level to top end. What’s the difference? Let’s find out…

Furch Red Deluxe Gc-SR
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

If you’re looking for a high-quality, top-spec instrument, immerse yourself in the different hues available from Furch – it’s a colour-rich experience.


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    Red has great no-frills build-quality.

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    It has bright, punchy contemporary tones, too.

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    Yellow has good, refined tones with plenty of punch.

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    We like its technological refinements like 3D-printed bevels.

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    Red is an upmarket, pro-level acoustic with a sumptuous sound and outstanding looks.


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    Slight neck heaviness.

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    Also, no pickup with Red and Yellow – that's an added extra.

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    No case included.

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The rumble that Czech company Furch began years ago when its instruments first began finding their way into the UK’s acoustic guitar fraternity has since become something of a roar. We’ve had our eyes on Furch’s guitars for many moons and have taken every opportunity to pick one up whenever possible. Quality across the board has always been very high and remarkably consistent, and we’ve tipped them as a big-name-in-waiting in the acoustic world.

If you click over to the Furch website, you’ll see the catalogue is large and colourful – and quite literally so, as Furch names its ranges after colours. Thinking how to best present a cross-section of the wares it offers, we settled upon the idea of taking a single body shape – the Grand Auditorium – and looking at models from three different price-brackets. 

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.