Wendell, you're right both that Ron Ewing is known for his baritones and his dulcimettes and also that you rarely see his instruments hit the used dulcimer market. That alone tells you something about how people like them. I know of at least one professional dulcimer player who has been playing a Ron Ewing standard dulcimer for decades. She loves it.
Dusty T., Northern California
As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
-- Dizzy Gillespie