Podcast 199: Joel Eckhaus (Earnest Instruments)

For most luthiers, building and repairing six string guitars pays the bills. On this week’s podcast, we talk a luthier who has carved out an entire career for himself building just ukuleles, tenor guitars and the occasional mandolin. Portland, Maine’s Joel Eckhaus talks to us about his eclectic Earnest Instruments lineup, the fateful music lessons he took from Vaudeville legend Roy Smeck and much more.

This episode is sponsored by our friends at Mass Street Music.