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Joe has been building and repairing for three decades, originally building guitars and mandolins. He has become well known as a repairman in the St. Louis, MO Region. The last several years have found Joe designing and building octave mandolins, open back banjos, ukuleles, and acoustic guitars. Possessing great respect for tradition, an eye to the future, a willingness to try alternative woods and materials, a keen eye and ear for pleasing wood combinations. Joe is crafting instruments that combine excellent sound and playability with simple elegance.
I met Joe at the Woodstock Guitar Festival and was immediately impressed with his ability to make a tremendous instrument at a price every player can afford. His Octave Mandolins play like butter and sound huge. We are so happy to offer Mendel instruments.
Chesterfield, MO
Claire Lynch & Orrin Star
Octave Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo
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