Student Outreach Program

Student Outreach Workshop + Breakfast

Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Student Outreach Breakfast is a special, invitation-only event focused on adolescent through college-aged guitar students who are best described as serious students. Invitations to this educational event are extended through respected regional guitar instructors and related music professionals.

This two-hour Saturday morning workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 during the Artisan Guitar Show. Guest speakers will present short talks on diverse and important topics. These speakers will provide information on the fundamental care and maintenance of an instrument, humidity control, sound reinforcement, music composition, and different playing techniques including fingerstyle and jazz.

Each student will be treated to a breakfast to begin the presentation. Each of the students will also be provided with show tickets to explore the guitars, concerts, and master classes after the Student Outreach Breakfast. They will also receive a gift bag.

One of the students will win a free guitar at the end of the class. We will select the winner with a raffle-type game of chance. There will obviously be no cost to the student for the chance to win the instrument or any other element of this event. We have selected the Furch Indigo Deluxe G-CY as an ideal alternate instrument for a guitar player. It is a wonderfully built acoustic guitar designed for musicians looking for a well-made, practical, and roadworthy instrument. Inherently versatile, it can produce a myriad of tonalities suitable for many music genres.

Furch Guitar Info

Violet Series guitars represent the essence of Furch’s sound philosophy. The excellent acoustic properties of the spruce soundboard are ensured by our proprietary voicing process. The back and sides are from African mahogany. The body of the instrument is treated with an open-pore finish, which enhances the natural sound and appearance of the quality materials. Long-lasting, highly precise setting for excellent playability is achieved with our advanced Composite Neck Reinforcement (CNR) System.

Body ShapeGrand Auditorium
Neck-to-body joining14th fret
Solid top – gradeWestern red cedar – AA
Back and sidesLayered mahogany
BindingRosewood with white contrast line
RosetteSolid rosewood ring with black & white line
Bridge pinsPlastic
SaddleTUSQ Black fully compensated
String spacing at the bridge55 mm
Top finishOpen-Pore Finish
Back & sides finishOpen-Pore Finish
PickguardArtificial tortoise with transparent pickguard extension towards soundhole
Nut width45 mm
Neck reinforcementCNR System with two-way adjustment
Neck profileFurch soft V
Scale length650 mm
Fingerboard materialEbony
Fingerboard radius400 mm
Fingerboard front inlayWhite pearl position dots
Fingerboard side inlayWhite pearl position dots
Fret finishBrushed frets
Headstock overlayEbony
Neck materialAfrican mahogany
Machine headsFurch machine Chrome – gear ratio 1:18
NutTUSQ Black
String spacing at the nut38 mm
StringsElixir Ph-Br Nanoweb 12-53
Neck & headstock finishOpen-Pore Finish