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Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay

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Subject: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 05:39 PM

Thought some folks might find this interesting: click. I'd also be interested in hearing what any of you might know about Edsel Martin and his dulcimers. The ad says some of his are in the Smithsonian.

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 06:51 PM

Edsel's instruments were almost always made with the scroll ending in a beautiful carving of a woman's head, facing as though she were looking down the length of the fretboard. All I ever saw of his, had this feature.


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 06:55 PM

Thanks, hard to tell whether this one has that or not, from the pix. I know I can't afford it, anyway, but did find it interesting.


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: Mudlark
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 06:59 PM

I'm not familiar with this maker and can only wonder what the reserve is on the instrument. Looks like wood tuning pegs....a purist's delight maybe but an fixable complaint for the rest of us. I've never seen a dulcimer with proportions quite like this one.


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 07:07 PM

Well, I did a little searching and found info on David Massingill which included this bit:

Massengill plays a mountain dulcimer created by Edsel Martin, a master whose dulcimers, famed for their extra long bodies and beautiful carvings, are displayed in the Smithsonian. He went on to a tell a long story about Martin and the Liars' Club, which led directly to his song in tribute of Martin, "The Whittlin' Boy."

Still looking for direct info on Martin.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 07:19 PM

Number Two on this thread (GUEST) was I... that's how I knew my cookie was gone! Fixed now.   Jean


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 07:30 PM

Thanks, Jean!


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: Banjer
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 08:02 PM

I can only dream!!!


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 09:23 PM

Sorry! I can just remember Kathleen Turner in "Peggy Sue Got Married" talking to her father.
"My God, you bought an Edsel?!!!"

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 03 Mar 03 - 09:20 AM

All I know is Edsel Martin is a Cherokee. I have seen David Mass. and his instrument and found nothing very remarkable about it. Nice sound though. But again, nothing extra. Very well made.


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: Fortunato
Date: 03 Mar 03 - 12:16 PM

Hello kytrad, nice to see your posting here. I haven't heard from our friend at the Niles enter lately, is he doing oK. Are you well?
cheers, Chance


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 03 Mar 03 - 01:08 PM

Nigel, I'm sure you know that Edsel is (was?) also an automobile... our first auto purchase after our marriage was a Kaiser, sort of kin to the Edsel I guess, same era. It was the first car to have a hatch-back; the whole trunk lid and car-back lifted up for loading. We loved it and if we had hung onto it, we'd be very wealthy now!

Chance- I'm fine, and friend Ron's fine too, haven't heard from him in awhile. He's working hard, getting ready for his sabbatical next year.

Katlaughing- I have some old correspondence from Edsel- we used to see each other occasionally at festivals, etc. I think he contributed a song for that old Newport Songbook. Whoever got that on the Auction? Might be able to tell you- meanwhile I'll try to find it here, in my chaotic den.          Jean


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Mar 03 - 01:12 PM

Hi, Jean, thank you. No rush, I can relate to the "chaotic" state.

Looks as thought it was "voyager" who got the Newport book.

Thanks, again, everyone.

kat


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 04 Mar 03 - 04:02 PM

Kat L, I found my copy of The Newport Song Book in said Chaotic Den, but no Edsel Martin therein. Now I have to go into the Chaotic Den of my mind, and research my recollections- to satisy myself if no one else.


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Mar 03 - 05:52 PM

LOL, sounds pretty scary there, Jean! **Just Kidding* I look forward to any treasures you might find. Thanks so much,

kat


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: GUEST, Dale
Date: 04 Mar 03 - 07:53 PM

Kat, as a part of my job at the Ozark Folk Center, I recorded this 10 inch LP in February, 2002. Sorry I can't remember all that much about what it was like ~~ I am usually doing other tasks while the LPs are being transferred to the hard drive. Plus, with so many hundreds of recordings in memory, you are bound to lose track of some! (I should say I am bound to lose track) I'll TRY to give it a listen at work and report back in a week or two.

At any rate, it gives you something to look for, though I rather imagine that they are in short supply.

Edsel Martin Plays The Appalachian Dulcimer                                
Vibrant        70209        

Last Gold Dollar                                        
More Pretty Girls Than One                                        
John Henry                                        
If We Never Meet Again This Side Of Heaven                                
Sweet Bye And Bye, Saints Go Marching In                                
Red River Valley


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 09:58 AM

Hi there,

This is for anyone out there who has known or would like to know about Edsel Martin and his crafts. Just go to www.edselmartin.com for three wonderful pages on Edsel.

Best,
Chip 'n' Dale


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Subject: RE: Edsel Martin Dulcimer on eBay
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 09:45 PM

Chip'n'Dale! give me a break!


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