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Jewel Moyer
Scholarship Fund
Jewel Moyer was a good friend, one of the greatest
people to walk the earth, and he played music. He was
the first to step up and help and the last to leave. He
will be missed on a lot of levels.

Jewel was always a supporter of the mountain
dulcimer and related instruments and particularly of

At his passing, Jewel dedicated a large part of his
collection to kids.

The instruments he bequeathed are in the hands of
kids or being played by those who purchased them to
fund the scholarships. The money from the sales will
go to the creation of a Youth Scholarship program at
the Illinois Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend.
This was copied from Elderly Instruments website but it describes the instrument perfectly.

Tobacco sunburst finish, 20 chord strings and 25 melody strings, sort-of/kind-of a very elaborate
bowed psaltery twined with a zither, VG-EC except needs some work (needs clean up, tuning,
etc. - sold AS-IS), built by the Marxochime Colony in New Troy, Mi., 1930's, Soft Case.


One of my fondest memories of that period of my life is Claudia Schmidt singing
"If I Only Had a Brain" and playing the Pianolin.

Here she is playing the Pianolin.
email me at
mike at

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Free delivery near Jacksonville, IL, or we can meet
somewhere If I need to ship it there will be a
shipping charge.
24 instruments given to kids
4 camps paid for
27 lessons paid
a bunch of tuners, picks, strings, etc  given
These folks have donated instruments or services to the Fund.
If you have an instrument you would like to donate contact me.

Barb French      Steve Endsley
Katy Waters      Peter Ellertsen
Diane Elliot       Mike Anderson
Dale C. Evans    Bonnie Saunders
Jewel watching Dave Haas.
IL Winter Weekend 2015