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.
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. Unfortunately, the show has been postponed due to Covid-19. My best wishes go out to all families and business owners. Be well friends.