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SANTA BARBARA ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENT CELEBRATION

Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration

  • July 22, 2016
Urlacher Guitars is headed to the SBAIC this fall and I couldn't be more excited! This exhibit features work by over 100 luthiers, music concerts, master classes and trade show. I am most eager to meet contemporary masters who's dedication to the craft and work I've admired for years. You may be able to find me at the booth of Gallery Hardwoods where my friend Larry Davis will have a healthy stash of his amazing tonewoods for purchase. The show dates are September 29th - October 2nd.
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Gorgeous Old Redwood Top Paired With Curly KOA

Gorgeous Old Redwood Top Paired With Curly KOA

  • January 10, 2016
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.
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Conner Garvey

Connor Garvey Plays Urlacher Parlor Guitar

  • March 15, 2015

I am thrilled to announce that the very talented singer-songwriter Connor Garvey is now playing an Urlacher Parlor Guitar. It has been a pleasure getting to know Connor and his music! His resume of musical…

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Ervin Somogyi Class

Ervin Somogyi Voicing Class

  • March 1, 2015

I just returned from an intense and inspiring 10 days working with internationally renowned master luthier, Ervin Somogyi. This class focuses on voicing techniques and explores the principles behind why guitars sound the way that…

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Brazilian Rosewood Guitar

Brazilian Rosewood Beauty Delivered

  • March 10, 2014

Though rare and expensive, especially in fine quality, Brazilian Rosewood is traditionally regarded as the finest of tonewoods. It offers clarity, a warm rich tone with full bases and sparkling trebles. This wood is a…

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