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Old 10-05-2015, 03:24 PM
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Default Stonebridge/Furch D33-SR

I just bought a 2012 model off of eBay (from a music store liquidation, according to the sell), and it is AMAZING! It didn't have electronics, so after much research, I put the K&K Pure Mini in it, which is also amazing.

My primary guitar prior to this was an old school Breedlove with an LR Baggs Anthem system. I sold my Taylor 614CE to get this and couldn't be happier. I constantly get compliments on the Breedlove when I'm playing around town. I didn't think a $100 pickup could do this Stonebridge justice, but boy I was wrong. It sounds so incredible plugged in - the sound guy was swooning, and I have a new primary acoustic!

Unplugged, I'd rather have this than a Martin D28. It doesn't have the low end boominess, but I think that's my preference - especially since my Breedlove has as much low end as anyone could want.

I don't really have a purpose in posting other than to give Stonebridge/Furch a huge endorsement. I did as much research as I could before pulling the trigger on eBay, and there wasn't a whole lot of commentary on these guys since they don't have much of a presence in the U.S.
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I just bought a 2012 model off of eBay (from a music store liquidation, according to the sell), and it is AMAZING! It didn't have electronics, so after much research, I put the K&K Pure Mini in it, which is also amazing.
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Congratulations!!

Played my first Furch a couple weeks ago (two actually) and they are surprisingly good guitars!



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Hi Larry!

Which models did you play?
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Which models did you play?
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I'll ask. They were actually branded Stonebridge (same company/builder) and they were OM32SMDB and G25LRC.



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Just as an aside, the owner of my local store told me the Stonebridge name was going away and it was just going to be Furch from now on....
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:50 PM
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Don't have to sell us on Stonebridge! These are incredible guitars and at their price point they are quite simply, unbeatable. Enjoy it !
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Congrats on the d33sr. I think I know the one. Was it listed new-old stock, and the price was...... fantastic.

I'm always blown away by their guitars and always surprised that they are not more popular in the states. I hear in Asia they are really big.
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Congrats on your new Stonebridge(Furch) D33-SR. Excellent choice.

My dream guitar would be a Furch/Stonebridge G23CR-C or G24SR along with a Lowden F32.
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I think they are pretty awesome myself !
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I'll ask. They were actually branded Stonebridge (same company/builder) and they were OM32SMDB and G25LRC.



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Sales have apparently plummeted in the UK since they are now sold as Furch guitars, rather than Stonebridge (according to a former Stonebridge dealer). I personally prefer the FF logo to the S on the headstock. I have a Furch OM 22 CM, which is lovely (and 2 wonderful Furch-made Stanfords). I guess it'll take a while for the public to get used to the name change.
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