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11:22 May 18, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: marxolin
it is the name of an instrument
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Spanish translation:marxolín
Explanation:
I would translate it as "marxolín" because of the origin of the name and affinity with "violín".

Marxolin
Some strange instruments appeared in catalogs in the '30's and '40's. Most were zither-like in appearance, and quite a few combined instruments to create hybrid subspecies that did not live very long. One such instrument, made by the Marx & Marx Company of Chicago, is the Marxolin. It combines zither-style strings tuned in chords with a complete bowed psaltery. It is tuned in C and the four chorded strings are C, G, F, and G7.
I've collected three hybrid catalog instruments over the years: this Marxolin, a Marxophone (by the same company), and a Ukeline. The Ukeline was given to me by a good friend (thanks, Cheryl), and the other two I paid around $35 each for at antique stores around the Monterey Bay area.

The hook on the side was evidently to fasten through the player's belt so the instrument hung down easily for bowing (right hand) and strumming (left hand). Unfortunately, the original bow did not come with the instrument.

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Barbara Thomas
United States
Local time: 00:28
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I don't know if this is the way to thank directly the person who has helped me, but I was really looking forward to doing so. Thanks a lot!

Carmen Cuervo-Arango
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marxolín


Explanation:
I would translate it as "marxolín" because of the origin of the name and affinity with "violín".

Marxolin
Some strange instruments appeared in catalogs in the '30's and '40's. Most were zither-like in appearance, and quite a few combined instruments to create hybrid subspecies that did not live very long. One such instrument, made by the Marx & Marx Company of Chicago, is the Marxolin. It combines zither-style strings tuned in chords with a complete bowed psaltery. It is tuned in C and the four chorded strings are C, G, F, and G7.
I've collected three hybrid catalog instruments over the years: this Marxolin, a Marxophone (by the same company), and a Ukeline. The Ukeline was given to me by a good friend (thanks, Cheryl), and the other two I paid around $35 each for at antique stores around the Monterey Bay area.

The hook on the side was evidently to fasten through the player's belt so the instrument hung down easily for bowing (right hand) and strumming (left hand). Unfortunately, the original bow did not come with the instrument.




    Reference: http://www.coog.com/marxolin.htm
Barbara Thomas
United States
Local time: 00:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 306
Grading comment
I don't know if this is the way to thank directly the person who has helped me, but I was really looking forward to doing so. Thanks a lot!

Carmen Cuervo-Arango
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