Throughout his career, Prince commissioned custom guitars from a wide array of luthiers. On this week’s podcast, we talk to two of the builders who made multiple instruments for the music superstar: Roger Sadowsky and Andy Beech.
Sadowsky describes how he built “Ejacucasters,” a pair of guitars that resembled his famous Hohner Tele-style guitar but featured unique plumbing through the neck that incorporated dishwashing soap (use your imagination or hear Roger tell the tale). Meanwhile, Bellingham, Washington’s Beech (D’haitre Guitars) talks abut the dozens of instruments he built for Prince, including a guitar Prince used during the Superbowl halftime show and instruments that were sold through Prince’s website. Beech was also commissioned by Prince’s people to make a copy of the Symbol guitar and tells us a bit about its original construction.
This episode is sponsored by D’Addario.