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Old 09-26-2020, 01:30 PM
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Default A new Rebecca Urlacher build, EIR/German Spruce

Dustin Furlow's recent Rebecca Urlacher build caught me off-guard, and this was unusual, as Rebecca is a good friend, and I usually am in-the-loop with a new/special-build for her!

Nonetheless, Rebecca had kept me in the dark on this one (!), so I followed the build-thread closely, especially with some unique/new build features for Rebecca...and then I followed the videos by Dustin with great interest.

Now, I need another new guitar like I need a hole in the head. Aside from the new-ish Simon Fay and Tom Rein guitars I own, I also have the two 1999 custom Bozo Podunavac guitar, which are rather beautiful in their tonal maturity...not too mention that I *love* the aesthetic of Bozo's work. Oh yeah, Anders Sterner is inches away from delivering one of the best classical guitars I have ever heard/played. 650mm scale, baby...I'm in!

I also have a couple of mature-sounding guitars for sale right now...but that's another story.

All of that said, I have *always* been impressed with the tone Rebecca gets, and I have previously recorded a whole bunch of her guitars for mp3 presentation on her website. To say that I was a "fan" would be an understatement.

The bottom line is that Rebecca's build for Dustin was one of the most cohesive details/aesthetics presentations that I have seen in quite a while, and it presented an opportunity for Rebecca and I to *finally* work together on a guitar...so I made a quick personal decision. A 541 area code phone call ensued, and away we went...

I wanted much of the same aesthetics as Dustin's build, but not everything as an exact match...just close, so that Rebecca would have another guitar out there in what I consider a strong "signature" of her designs.

We discussed both cedar and spruce for the top, and ultimately went with some German Spruce that Rebecca had...and also some top-grade East Indian Rosewood, to keep things simple.

Here are some photos, for your possible viewing pleasure.



























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Old 09-26-2020, 01:47 PM
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That’s a great looking Rosette!
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Smile Double kerfed linings?

Interesting linings. Look to be kerfed on the inside and the outside both???

I don't believe I've ever seen that before. This will be a fun build to follow! The whole thing is super clean and tidy for sure...

Way to go!

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Beautiful wood and work!
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Rebecca builds such beautiful instruments. And the tone on the one she built for Dustin Furlow and his playing is wonderful!

This guitar is already looking beautiful, and I look forward to hearing how it sounds in your hands....

Thanks for sharing this build!

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Interesting linings. Look to be kerfed on the inside and the outside both???

I don't believe I've ever seen that before. This will be a fun build to follow! The whole thing is super clean and tidy for sure...

Way to go!

Cheers

Paul


I believe that the linings are a fairly well-distributed product from Kevin Ryan, used by many builders...if memory serves.

Oh, in case it isn’t obvious, this is Rebecca’s Concert (15” lower bout) body size.

Other details:

EVO fretwire
Gotoh 510, 1:21 ratio
Mark Blanchard truss-rod
Scale length: 25”
Nut width: 1-27/32”
Bridge spacing: 2-1/4”
Overall fingerboard width @12th: 2-1/4”
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Looks great, Larry--love the aesthetics. And the tone of Dustin's was incredible.

Looking forward to hearing this one in your hands!
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This will be fun watching come together, i Dig, clean and unique, thx for sharing
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Interesting linings. Look to be kerfed on the inside and the outside both???

I don't believe I've ever seen that before. This will be a fun build to follow! The whole thing is super clean and tidy for sure...

Way to go!

Cheers

Paul

That the A5 kerfing (I think Kevin Ryan designed it).

I am actually using it on a build now and its very flexible and light (great for tight curves / cutaways). The only trade off is that it does not really help stiffen the sides.

Very cool product though a bit pricey.
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Hmmm, can't see the photos for some reason.
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Hmmm, can't see the photos for some reason.
Me neither...
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Looks amazing, Larry! Hope you're all okay . . . . Tim
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Now, I need another new guitar like I need a hole in the head.

That same flawed thinking kept me from getting a really nice
guitar at a great price recently!

Anywho... your new guitar looks better on the inside than a lot
of guitars do on the outside ...

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Gorgeous, I am going to follow Rebecca’s work for sure. Congrats!
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Dustin Furlow's recent Rebecca Urlacher build caught me off-guard, and this was unusual, as Rebecca is a good friend, and I usually am in-the-loop with a new/special-build for her!

Nonetheless, Rebecca had kept me in the dark on this one (!), so I followed the build-thread closely, especially with some unique/new build features for Rebecca...and then I followed the videos by Dustin with great interest.

Now, I need another new guitar like I need a hole in the head. Aside from the new-ish Simon Fay and Tom Rein guitars I own, I also have the two 1999 custom Bozo Podunavac guitar, which are rather beautiful in their tonal maturity...not too mention that I *love* the aesthetic of Bozo's work. Oh yeah, Anders Sterner is inches away from delivering one of the best classical guitars I have ever heard/played. 650mm scale, baby...I'm in!

I also have a couple of mature-sounding guitars for sale right now...but that's another story.

All of that said, I have *always* been impressed with the tone Rebecca gets, and I have previously recorded a whole bunch of her guitars for mp3 presentation on her website. To say that I was a "fan" would be an understatement.

The bottom line is that Rebecca's build for Dustin was one of the most cohesive details/aesthetics presentations that I have seen in quite a while, and it presented an opportunity for Rebecca and I to *finally* work together on a guitar...so I made a quick personal decision. A 541 area code phone call ensued, and away we went...

I wanted much of the same aesthetics as Dustin's build, but not everything as an exact match...just close, so that Rebecca would have another guitar out there in what I consider a strong "signature" of her designs.

We discussed both cedar and spruce for the top, and ultimately went with some German Spruce that Rebecca had...and also some top-grade East Indian Rosewood, to keep things simple.

Here are some photos, for your possible viewing pleasure.





























I just love Rebbeca’s work! This is such a nice looking instrument. [emoji4]
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