With a desire to experience building with various top materials, it was an easy choice to select this very old Redwood top for my latest build. This wood is lighter in weight than Sitka but still maintains incredible stiffness and has a musical tap tone. I wasn't sure if I would love the atheistic look of a Redwood top guitar, but paired with this stunning reddish-golden set of Hawaiian Curly Koa, I was pleasantly surprised with the end result! As for the tonal character, this parlor guitar displays a slightly dark tone with a crisp, bold response. Redwood/Koa is a winning combination that I will continue to use for Urlacher Guitars! See and hear Don Latarski playing redwood/koa parlor guitar.
Urlacher Guitars exists greatly due in part to Matt Urlacher. I feel incredibly fortunate to have shared over twelve years with this fun-loving, supportive guy who encouraged me to follow my passion for building guitars. Aside from raising our son, my fondest memories with Matt were going to various music venues to see our favorite singer-songwriters perform. Music gave Matt comfort and peace while struggling with life circumstances. Music is healing and gives me hope looking into the future. Guitars are beautiful, intricate objects and the music they make is endlessly inspiring. Matt’s love of art and my craft will live on as I string up every new guitar – the first few notes are *always* for you.