I am excited to announce that Urlacher Guitars will be on display at the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase, October 26th-28th. WILS is an annual acoustic guitar festival which includes stringed instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados. This event is a gathering for the community, that provides the opportunity to see and hear some of the finest acoustic guitars around. This year is unique because the show will feature women luthiers and performing artists of note, from around the world. I couldn’t be more excited for Woodstock 2018!
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.