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alsguitar 03-15-2021 09:39 AM

*COMPLETED!* Urlacher OM (German/Guatemalen) with photo/video

We're very happy to have yet another build with Rebecca coming to Cedar Rock Studio Guitar Gallery in the next few months. This will be our 3rd guitar of hers to pass through and the recent Redwood/Indian model didn't last long in our inventory. If you have interest in this build, please feel free to reach out. Here's what's coming!

Generally my tonal preference leans towards European spruce with Rosewood. It is a rich combo for fingerstyle and has plenty of dynamic capability for the right hand to suit a variety of tunes. Our previous order with Rebecca was Redwood and Indian rosewood, as a direct comparison to the Cedar/indian build Dustin Furlow had made. As expected, the tone was quite similar, just a bit more headroom. We are very much looking forward to hearing how the spruce sounds with Rebecca's voicing and expect it to be a home run!

For those unfamiliar, Rebecca is a luthier of over 20 years who resides in Bend, Oregon. Somewhat close to Portland. She has access to very fine timbers and works in a way that lets the beauty of the woods speak for themselves. Her attention to detail and inner construction is extremely neat and precise. She attended the last available Ervin Somogyi voicing class and it shows in her balanced, full, rich tone. The finish for this build will be a very thin Nitro lacquer done by Addam Stark. Her guitars now come standard with either a Visesnut flight case or Cedar Creek high quality arch top case.

Here's the specs for this build:

-Top: Bearclaw German Spruce
-Back/Sides: Guatemalen Rosewood
-Fingerboard: Madagascan Rosewood
-Binding: Figured Koa
-Arm bevel: Micro, Ryan-style
-Rosette: Eucalyptus, Koa, Rosewood, Ebony

Additional measurements:

Nut width: 1.78"
String Spacing: 2.31"
Body Depth: 4 1/8"
Lower bout width: 15"
Scale length: 25"

Top before cutaway:

Back joint:

A lovely piece of Madagascan we chose for the fingerboard:

Rosette details:

Box closed!

Classy microbevel:

Rebecca is currently carving the neck and will have photos of the head veneer design in the coming weeks! Can't wait to hear how this one sounds. Thanks for following along!

colins 03-16-2021 01:39 AM

What a great-looking guitar! Love the focus on the woods, and you have a lot of nice wood in it.

Looking forward to more posts.

Dustinfurlow 03-16-2021 10:35 AM

Can't wait for this, man! That fingerboard and bevel have mine feeling a little like the outshined older sibling :D

SuperB23 03-16-2021 11:04 AM

Looks great Dustin I'm excited for you!!

Dustinfurlow 03-16-2021 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by SuperB23 (Post 6663939)
Looks great Dustin I'm excited for you!!

Wish it was for me :D hasn't been spoken for just yet.

Powderfinger 03-16-2021 06:09 PM

Looks great Alan, nice set of rosewood and the rosette has an interesting design with the various wood species. I'll be tracking this when it hits Cedar Rock.

Larry Pattis 03-16-2021 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by Dustinfurlow (Post 6663912)
Can't wait for this, man! That fingerboard and bevel have mine feeling a little like the outshined older sibling :D

Yeah, Iím going to have to ask Rebecca to retro-fit mine with that micro-bevel...!

Just kidding, of course.

...and mine has a Euro-spruce top (probably German, I canít remember), so I kinda sorta know what this one might sound like!

TomB'sox 03-21-2021 09:55 AM

This is a going to be great, with the endorsements she is getting from this level of players, that means a lot. That fretboard is going to be fantastic.

roberts 03-21-2021 10:03 AM

Had a chance to play her guitars a couple years ago at Woodstock. They were SOOOO good!

alsguitar 03-22-2021 02:24 PM

Rebecca recently finished the head veneer and shared these photos, thanks for following along, folks. :)

alsguitar 03-30-2021 09:45 AM

Some nice detail shots of recent assembly. Can't wait to hear this beauty sing.

alsguitar 04-30-2021 10:10 AM

Received these quick cell phone photos from the finisher. Very happy with the look of the koa over Guatemalan, very deep colors! Can't see the micro Ryan bevel but it's there. We're now in the curing process and the guitar ought to be here by late May. If you have any interest please feel free to shoot me or Dustin an email. [email protected] or [email protected]

Dustinfurlow 05-01-2021 11:41 PM

I'm seriously SO excited to get my hands on this guitar, good grief!!

alsguitar 05-24-2021 11:45 AM

Addam Stark knocked this nitro finish job out of the park. Very happy with how seamless the light burst works with the color scheme of these woods. This guitar will arrive in a week or two and will be immediately available. Please PM or email [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

Nemoman 05-24-2021 06:14 PM

Absolutely beautiful!

The fretboard, the top, and the light burst are all so tasty!

Can't wait to hear it...

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