The Loerie is the old name for a family of birds who now go by the name Turaco. Their jaw-dropping beauty and sculptural shape and proportions are epitomised by what used to be called the Knysna Loerie, a famous resident of the southern Cape coast of South Africa. Incidentally, this region is also home to many of the most beautiful woods that are used in Soderlund Guitars, such as hard pear, yellowwood, black stinkwood and ironwood. The Turaco's voice is clear and liquid, drawing attention to where one should look in the forest canopy to catch a glimpse of its irridescent beauty. These guitars draw inspiration for their ergonomic and highly playable shape from the Turaco and the clear, unmistakable call of the Turaco for their tonality.