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Keyaki Concert Guitar

$7,500 - Sold

By Urlacher Guitars

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The back and sides of this Urlacher Concert guitar have been made with Keyaki, a rare wood not often used for musical instruments. When I came into contact with this wood, I knew it would make a stunning guitar, both visually and tonally. Keyaki wood is valued in Japan and is used as a premium building material (Temple Wood). Keyaki is a golden straw color and has a lustrous straight grain when quartersawn. As a tonewood, Keyaki falls somewhere between Mahogany and Koa. This one-of-a-kind guitar possessed a warm openness right out of the gate. It has a strong mid-range with good clarity. The Keyaki back and sides have been paired with a master-grade German Spruce top. This guitar was made for and displayed at the 2018 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase.

  • Model – Concert
  • Scale Length – 25"
  • Top – German Spruce
  • Back & Sides – Keyaki (Temple Wood)
  • Neck – Solid Mahogany (One Piece Construction)
  • Rosette – Radial Figured Mahogany
  • Binding – Figured Mahogany
  • Fingerboard – Madagascar Rosewood
  • Bridge – Amazon Rosewood
  • Headplate – Keyaki and Mahogany with Ebony Trim
  • Tuners – Gotoh Cosmic Black
  • Case – Cedar Creek Custom

Keyaki and German Spruce Concert Guitar, featuring Don Latarski

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