Dey Martin

String Being

Meet the string master of Palm Springs.

Emily Chavous Arts & Entertainment

There’s a flicker of boyish pride in Dey Martin’s eye when strings meet wood and he strums one of his hand-fashioned instruments for the first time. To say, “I made this,” after more than 30 years in other realms of the music business, elicits earnest satisfaction. A child of California in the 1960s — a surfer dude and aspirant rock