Urlacher Guitars Testimonials

24 Inch Scale Concert Guitar

24 Inch Scale Concert Guitar

"My Adi/BRW short scale Concert guitar is beautiful in every detail; I am very impressed to say the least. You definitely met the goals of tone and playability using your select, high quality tonewoods. The short scale neck feels great in my hands and is comfortable to play. The action is "slinky" and is equal or better than my Taylors and much better than my Martins. I am very pleased to own this unique and finely crafted Urlacher Guitar." Kevin — Southwestern Oregon — 07/2016
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Brazilian Rosewood Concert Guitar

Brazilian Rosewood Concert Guitar

"I am loving my Urlacher Guitar; it is amazing. Yesterday I had a K&K system installed, and today, after about an hour to dial in the pickups/sound in our church auditorium, I finally got to hear the end result through the system. I am SO happy with my guitar. It is everything I was hoping it would be and worth every penny. It sounds AMAZING plugged in and unplugged as well. I am very glad I found you through your website, and thank you for letting me purchase this guitar." John Knapp — Molalla, OR — 06/2015

East Indian Rosewood Parlor Guitar

East Indian Rosewood Parlor Guitar

"Earlier this year I was playing a show with the fantastic Tracy Grammer and I was absolutely struck by the beauty of her Urlacher Guitar: the tone, playabilty, and the aesthetic! As a professional touring singer-songwriter I'm in the world of guitars but rarely moved by a guitar so powerfully and immediately...this guitar was love at first sight. I asked Tracy about the story behind it and she got me in touch with luthier, Rebecca Urlacher. I got to talking with Rebecca and she suggested that I come play a parlor guitar that she had on hand at her shop. I booked myself a West Coast tour in part to go play that guitar! The guitar was everything that I wanted it to be! This is a beautiful guitar and I'm so wonderfully proud to be playing an Urlacher Guitar out in the world!" Connor Garvey — Touring Musician — 03/2015

East Indian Rosewood Parlor Guitar

"I felt compelled to reach out and tell you that I played one of your guitars recently, and it was the finest guitar I have ever played. The specific guitar was made for Tracy Grammer who came to St. Petersburg for a concert. I got to try the parlor sized guitar in my office, a place where I am familiar with the acoustics, and it was incredible. Your guitars are worth every penny!" David James — 03/2014

Tracy Grammer

"My Urlacher Guitar is a work of art that helps me do my job better than any other instrument I've owned. The notes register clearly and precisely, and she projects a volume you would not expect from a guitar this size. She's a wonderful partner for this finger-picking guitarist, inspiring me every time I pick her up." Tracy Grammer — Touring Musician — 2014

Brazilian Rosewood Tenor Guitar

Brazilian Rosewood Tenor Guitar

"My Tenor guitar is truly a work of art - sight and sound. I am very happy with the deep end tenor/baritone of the low notes and the bright but not too sharp highs; really beyond my expectations. I played it and compared it to my Blueridge tenor and my Collings and your creation is really outstanding. Superior to the Bluridge and equal if not better than the Collings. The fingerboard is perfect and the oil finish on the neck is just what I had in mind. This Tenor guitar invites me to play it!" Frank Petrus — Atlanta, GA — 01/2014

Figured Maple/Cherry Bellezza Guitar Stand

"Of all the wooden guitar stands I found on the internet, yours is by far the most elegant. The gracefulness and simplicity of the design is amazing and the craftsmanship is wonderful." Ned Henry — New Orleans, LA — 09/2013

Figured Walnut Bellezza Guitar Stand

"I've seen a lot of attempts by folks to create custom guitar stands but none anywhere on Earth can compare to yours. They are truly an exquisite work of art and a masterpiece of simplicity in form and function. It is the ultimate expression of elegance and beauty to compliment a highly prized guitar." Doug Ramsel — Spring, TX — 02/2013

"What a simple but elegant design. I looked high and low on the web and your design is head and shoulders above all others." Louis Sousa — Providence, RI — 01/2013

Brazilian Rosewood Parlor Guitar

"Amazing guitar!" Andrea Alseri07/2012

Hawaiian Curly Koa Concert Guitar

Hawaiian Curly Koa Concert Guitar

"I am absolutely enchanted with the guitar. Tone, sustain, volume, resonance, playability are all words I would use to describe my new Koa/Sitka Urlacher Concert Guitar built by Rebecca. My first impression when I opened the case after receiving the guitar was of a visually stunning musical instrument. A superb choice of woods and inlays right down to the bindings. Elegant and beautiful. When I picked the guitar up I was amazed at how light it was. My style varies from blues with a pick to light fingerstyle techniques. The response and sound from the guitar is consistent up and down the neck whether played hard or soft. Equally satisfying was the whole experience with Rebecca from start to finish, step by step. Selecting the tonewood sets to the setting of the action, every detail was handled with the utmost of care in an interactive type of approach. Most Amazing is that the sound of the guitar is mature and "open" for being recently made.

I did not expect this. Surely this has to be the result of Rebecca's gifts as a luthier, her passion and instincts for what she does." John Gardner — Ontario, Canada — 03/2012

East Indian Rosewood Parlor Guitar

"I just want to tell you the guitar you made for Tracy Grammer is magnificent and sounds like Heaven! You are amazingly talented." Danielle Hayes — 11/2011

East Indian Rosewood Parlor Guitar

East Indian Rosewood Parlor Guitar

"I could not be happier with my new guitar. Rebecca Urlacher's knowledge and skill in guitar building is obvious. The woods are exquisite and the quality of construction is second to none. When I received my new guitar and played it for several hours, I was really impressed with how lovely it sounds. The bass is warm, rich and mellow, crystal clear mids and highs. The whole guitar has a lot of clarity and reverberates and sustains well. I played some nice harmonics, they all ring out very easily, very bell like. The fret work is impeccable. The guitar is very comfortable to play all across the entire fretboard. There are a lot of luthiers out there to choose from, but after playing this instrument I know that it was my extreme good fortune to have chosen Rebecca Urlacher to build a guitar for me. Rebecca … you did a really magnificent job … more than I could have possibly hoped for!" Marc Weber — New City, NY — 7/2011

Figured Maple Bellezza Guitar Stand

"Really, the best guitar stand I have ever seen." Gary Steinberg — Newport Beach, CA — 02/2011

Figured Walnut Bellezza Guitar Stand

"I am very impressed indeed by 1) the quality and care of workmanship 2) excellent quality materials (beautifully book-matched wood) and 3) an interesting design. It looks great in my living room and because it presents my guitar so well it encourages me to play more often!" Simon Wallis — Amsterdam, Netherlands — 10/2010

Left-Handed Claro Walnut Tenor Guitar

Left-Handed Tenor Urlacher Guitar

"The guitar arrived in pristine condition and surpassed my expectations which were high. My impression as compared to my 1963 Gibson tenor guitar:

  1. A lighter weight, slightly smaller body
  2. Much brighter fuller tone
  3. Deeper sound of the 3rd & 4th strings
  4. The highly figured walnut is gorgeous and striping in the Sitka spruce was more than I expected.

It is the sum of all these parts that make it a treasure and a master work of art. To me it will always be worth much more than the money I payed for it. This guitar is a unique instrument not mass produced as I saw at the Gibson guitar factory. The entire process has been a joy like waiting for Christmas and receiving the perfect gift. Thank you." Tom Aycock — Tupelo, MS — 6/2010

East Indian Rosewood Parlor Guitar

Mike Hamilton's Urlacher Guitar

"I love the guitar! The sound is extremely well balanced and does not compress when played hard. The fullness is incredible and very surprising for an instrument of this size. The neck is perfect! I capoed the 7th fret and had no problem chording or finger picking! I got out my Larrivee P-09 Brazilian and there was no comparison. My Urlacher Guitar has the tone and sound way beyond the P-09! It is clear how much you poured your heart into this guitar.You should be very proud of this one. It will get a lot of use in the studio and on live performances." Mike Hamilton — Jessup, MD — 3/2010

East Indian Rosewood Parlor Guitar

Belinda Wilson's Urlacher Guitar

"The guitar looks stunning. I am absolutely delighted with the appearance and finish. A truly beautiful instrument with a wonderful tone and sustain. I'm so pleased with the guitar and can't thank you enough for your expertise and attention to detail. I can honestly say, I've enjoyed the whole process ~ from the start, researching woods, to choosing a luthier … and corresponding with yourself." Belinda Wilson — Scotland, UK — 2/2010

Hawaiian Curly Koa Parlor Guitar

"Rebecca's art background shines through in the aesthetic presentation of her guitar designs. Her attention to detail (woodworking and otherwise) is immaculate, and with simple, elegant designs. Tonally the guitars are full and robust, with nuance and clarity that is a joy to hear and play." Larry Pattis — Fingerstyle Guitarist — 11/2009

Brazilian Rosewood Concert Guitar

Shawn Murphy's Urlacher Guitar

"I first learned of Urlacher Guitars from two of my friends that had purchased them. They were both beautiful and had great volume and projection for such small-bodied guitars. I contacted Rebecca and purchased a Concert style Brazilian Rosewood guitar. I was blown away by the unique look and feel of the guitar. This guitar is perfectly intonated across the entire fret board and when strumming a chord, the back, sides and top come alive resonating. I do home recording for fun and my first experience recording with it was amazing. The guitar sings and cuts through the mix both for rhythm work as well as acoustic leads. My poor Martin D-41 has not gotten any recording work since I bought the Urlacher." Shawn Murphy — Yakima, WA — 12/2008

Bellezza Walnut and Maple Guitar Stands

"The package arrived safely yesterday. These stands are even better than how I could imagine. I will never thank you enough for the chance you gave me to have such beautiful pieces of art." Massimo Raccosta — Italy — 12/2009

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