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!
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.