Urlacher Guitars will be on display at the La Conner Guitar Festival, May 11th-13th! The town of La Conner, is nestled on the bank of the Swinomish Channel at the edge of the idyllic farm lands of the Skagit Valley in the great state of Washington. It has been host to world famous artists, poets, and authors. With such a history steeped in the arts, La Conner is a natural fit to showcase the Art of Lutherie with some of the finest instruments from around the world.
It may be typical for builders to start their catalog of guitar models with mid-size and large body guitars, and in time, add to the mix a small body guitar. For me it has been just the opposite. Near the time I launched my guitar making career, I was drawn to a parlor guitar that Joan Baez was playing in concert. I loved the rich tone and shimmery high-end. Over the years I have enjoyed the challenge of building smaller guitars that compete with the “biggies” for projection and fullness of tone. With that said, the dreadnought model has its place in the world of guitar music, known for its loud voice and robust low-end. I’m excited to be adding a modified dreadnought to the Urlacher line-up.