In October of 2023, Dustin took possession of this Redwood/ Walnut beauty. Dustin expressed interest in a Redwood guitar that would compliment the tone of his Rosewood/Spruce guitars. Given that I live in Oregon, we thought it would be neat to go with Pacific Northwest timbers.
I was excited to say the least, when my client approached me about incorporating a Charles Rennie Mackintosh theme into his Modern Dreadnought Cutaway. It was a unique challenge to create CRM inspired designs that are meaningful to my client.
Inspiring new solo album and music video Atlas, have been released by guitarist Karlijn Langendijk. Atlas is a collection of personal experiences expressed through music. The album is a unique mixture of classical and modern fingerstyle techniques and was inspired by travels throughout different countries.
While turning 50 years old this month, I’ll be stringing up my 50th Urlacher Guitar. There are a lot of things I could write about for this post but I keep coming back to gratitude.…
It was my extreme pleasure to build this Concert Guitar for fingerstyle guitarist and composer, Karlijn Langendijk. Urlacher guitars, built for fingerstyle, seemed like a good fit for Karlijn's sweet melodies and unique playing style.
What an absolute blast I had attending Tom Bowersox's guitar show earlier this month. "Bowersox International Guitarpoloza" is a weekend filled with guitar enthusiasts, guitars made by 10 luthiers, and an impressive lineup of guitarists: Frog and Toad, Dustin Furlow, Karlijn Langendijk and Tony McManus.
My latest build has made its way to Virginia Beach; in the hands of the incredibly talented fingerstyle guitarist, singer-songwriter, Dustin Furlow. Dustin's playing style brings out the warmth and sweet nuance of this guitar. Check out the video!
Pale Moon Ebony is like no other wood that I have worked with. The figure and color contrast are mesmerizing. Creative possibilities are endless with this wood. This guitar was specifically built for the 2020 La Conner Guitar Festival.
Mamie Minch, co-founder of Brooklyn Lutherie, compiled a list of 50 women builders and repairers in the guitar industry. I am pleased to see the number of women in lutherie growing, and honored for Urlacher Guitars to be listed among some of the finest builders and repair individuals world-wide. Check it out at SheShredsMag.com!
Urlacher Guitars is back in La Conner, WA! Another fabulous weekend of music and friends. Here I am eagerly awaiting Mary Flower to take the stage and work her magic with these two guitars. Mary is a blues and ragtime fingerstyle guitarist and vocalist. You can check out her music here: maryflower.com. These two beauties, a New Guinea Striped Ebony Modern Dreadnought and a Brazilian Rosewood Parlor guitar, are now available for purchase. Please inquire for more information.