Looking for feed back on Martin Brothers Dulcimers

Rob N Lackey
last year
455 posts

I have a Fred Martin.  It was my first one. Intonation good up to about the 10th fret.  Mine's mahogany and sounds really good to my ears.  Hard to say the value. Just an observation based on stopping at Fred's for a few years.  Seems the better ones of his have 4 soundholes.  He had one wall full he wouldn't let me play because they were for those who really didn't want to play the dulcimer, just wanted to have one.

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Estes George
last year
113 posts

Either Fred, or Edsel Martin, out of Swannanoa, N.C., know for the carved head stock scrolls, anyone own one as to the intonation, tone etc. Guesses as to approximate value? Looking at a couple that have come available, worth it??

 Thanks as always.