Oral History Information
Company NameThe Duke of Pearl
Chuck Erikson is known as The Duke of Pearl! His business supplies luthiers and large guitar companies with shells and other in-lay products for instrument making. As a luthier, Chuck saw the need early on to provide high quality materials for small shops. The business grew to service larger manufacturers as well, which Chuck attributed to honesty and customer service. In recent years Chuck has been involved with NAMM and others to better define the rules within the Lacy Act and how it applies to businesses within the United States.