A proud and gratifying moment; to be part of this group of women luthiers from all parts of the world. Women builders attending the show were called onto the stage by Linda Manzer at the end of her award presentation. A heartfelt thank you to Robert Baker Rorick for bringing us together at the 2018 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase. There is still only a handful of women building instruments, but the numbers are growing!
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.