Furch Yellow Deluxe GC-CR review

It may look like a straightforward Grand Concert cutaway from the outside, but there’s toneful innovation aplenty going on behind the scenes

Furch Yellow Deluxe GC-CR
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

In a marketplace where premium quality and tone often come at a king’s ransom, the Furch stands out as being an upper-end instrument that would not drain the resources of a player serious about their sound.


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    Quality build.

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    Distinctive, contemporary sound.

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    Good picking dynamics.


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    Some traditionalists may be put off by the modern sound.

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Hailing from the Czech Republic, Petr Furch’s guitar company has been one that we’ve had our eyes – and ears – on for quite a while. 

While Furch is hardly a new name in acoustic guitars, in fact it’s celebrating its 40th anniversary, it has been something of a best-kept secret among players who want exquisite quality and tone without necessarily knocking on the doors of the more established makers like Taylor or Martin. 

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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.