Last year for a few months I had both a A201c Czech guitar and an Irish A201. Though the Furch guitar was perfectly decent, it didn't sound nearly as good as the Irish instrument. It just seemed tighter and not as responsive to me, though it was sure a pretty guitar. The Irish A201 was fuller, sweeter, livelier. That's the one I kept.
So, I'd say that if the fret and drying issues aren't too costly to fix, go with the Irish Avalon.