About a year ago, I bought one of those Furch-made Golds that they have been blowing out on ebay.
I've always liked it in the time I've had it, but only just recently switched out the tusq saddle for bone.
What a difference that made! There was always a touch of harshness on the high B and E strings, but now that's gone, and it's quite sweet-sounding now, especially for fingerstyle. Sustain is increased as well. Seems a shame not to have bone on such a nice guitar from the get-go.
The guitar has always had excellent string-separation, and the quickest attack-phase of pretty much any dread I've played. (Guess that's the AXX bracing at work?) In those respects, it really does remind me of a nice classical guitar.
So, thanks Avalon.