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.
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.