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ollie strong


From:
penetang ontario can.
Post Posted 7 May 2017 12:37 pm     Reply with quote

My very special friend Eddie passed on today about 2PM. Eddie has been in hospital for about 9 weeks and finally,very peacefully passed. At Eddie's request there will be no funeral service.Thankful thoughts regarding Eddie's many accomplishments would be appreciated..
He was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by all who knew him....
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Rick Barnhart


From:
Arizona, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 12:56 pm     Reply with quote

Very sad news. By all accounts, a master craftsman.
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Ricky Davis


From:
Austin, Texas USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 1:34 pm     Reply with quote

OH Eddie; you lived a Full, Rich, Loving life. Last time I saw you and talked to you; was at the Steel Guitar Convention and I played a song for you that day on a Fulawka you built for me; and Now I play it again for you as you now look down from Heaven.
This is for you Eddie and now you and your Wife can listen together> RIP.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqmIKfL_VS4

Thank you for building me the most beautiful Steel guitar EVER...in Looks and Beauty.
Here's the Twin Fulawka's for me and my partner.

And here is mine>


Thank you Ed so much for all you did for me. You made so many dreams come true for so many people, while you were here; and now we all get to have memorable times about you and your passions for everything you did.
Love you and I will miss you.
Ricky
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Jeff Garden


From:
Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 2:02 pm     Reply with quote

Rest in Peace, Eddie.

Very fitting tribute Ricky...the color and finish on that Blue Darlin' has been my all time favorite of any brand of steel over the years - that's a real work of art and it sounds fantastic.
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Nigel Mullen


From:
Cassilis, New Brunswick, Canada
Post Posted 7 May 2017 2:08 pm     Reply with quote

Ed built me a guitar in 1982. There was no shipping charges on the guitar as Ed delivered it himself. I am about 1,000 miles from where Ed's home is. The deal on the guitar was that it was guaranteed as long as Ed lived and if I ever wanted to sell it, he would buy it back. Not many folks like that around anymore. RIP Ed
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Douglas Schuch


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St John, US Virgin Islands
Post Posted 7 May 2017 2:29 pm     Reply with quote

So sad to read this. I have always heard only the best about the instruments Ed made, and only the best about how he treated his customers. I am glad to read he passed peacefully.
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Paul Evans


From:
Oshawa Ontario Canada
Post Posted 7 May 2017 2:31 pm     Reply with quote

Eddie was a very special person and one of a kind. Every Steel guitar had his special touch. I did a video of Life's Railway To heaven and I would like to dedicate it to my dear Friend Eddie Fulawka. [/img]

Here is the song dedicated to Eddie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVtwR4mgNYs
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Sandra Scott-Wall


From:
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 2:33 pm     Reply with quote

Eddie was a familiar part of the ISGC for many, many years. Every year he would bring Scotty a bottle of Bloody Marys made with Clamato. Scotty looked forward to it every year. RIP Eddie.
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ollie strong


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penetang ontario can.
Post Posted 7 May 2017 2:53 pm     Reply with quote

thanks Ricky and Paul ,,,Its great to hear your tributes to Eddie
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Bob Taillefer


From:
Canada
Post Posted 7 May 2017 2:57 pm     Reply with quote

We are deeply saddened by the passing of a very unique person. One of the most creative individuals I have ever met. His contribution to the steel guitar world is immense.
RIP

Bob & Debra
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David Higginbotham


From:
Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 3:44 pm     Reply with quote

Such sad news about such an amazing master craftsman that did so much for the steel guitar community. He definitely left his mark on the world.
Dave
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Al Brisco


From:
Colborne, ON Canada
Post Posted 7 May 2017 4:01 pm     Reply with quote

Eddy was one of a kind. If you told him it couldn't be done, he'd show you that it could be done.
I met Eddie in 1968 & spend many years assisting him in building pedal steels giving suggestions, & helping to sell them.
I owned 3 models over the years, a D-10 (now SD-10), D-1012 & S-12.
I also was the beneficiary of many of his culinary delights, etc.







RIP Eddie
Thanks!
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Bent Romnes


From:
London,Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 7 May 2017 4:33 pm     Reply with quote

Eddie was a huge person in the steel guitar scene in Canada and the world. He graciously invited me to spend a weekend with him where he propelled me into the wonderful world of steel guitar building. Now, some 20 guitars later, I still think back to this weekend where I learned so much from the Master himself.

Rest in Peace my friend and mentor!
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Kevin Mincke


From:
Farmington, MN (Twin Cities-South Metro) USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 5:40 pm     Reply with quote

There's some interesting video on Ed's sight about his manufacturing & history. A loss to the steel guitar community. Beautiful work Ed.
http://www.ambrec.com/fulawka/guitars.html
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Chuck Walker


From:
Cody, Wyoming, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 5:43 pm     Reply with quote

I was dreading the day when I would open this section of the Forum and find Eddie's name. His guitars were and are works of art.....both aesthetic and mechanical. I feel blessed to have worked with Eddie on specifying and then taking possession of my treasured D-10 back in 2008. I love the man as I love the guitar. The two are inseparable in my mind. He started building steels when Buddy Emmons and Shot Jackson introduced the Sho-Bud and has continued until his death. He has to be one of, if not the, longest tenured builder in the business.....and one of the most admired. Eddie, you will be dearly missed by your legion of loyal customers and friends. Well done thy good and faithful servant!

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Bill Miller


From:
Gaspe, Quebec, Canada
Post Posted 7 May 2017 5:47 pm     Reply with quote

So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I also regret that I never had a chance to meet him. Certainly for those of us who play pedal steel the man was a national treasure, and I hope to someday own one of his guitars.
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Adair Torres


From:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Post Posted 7 May 2017 6:32 pm     Reply with quote

R.I.P. my friend Eddie...You will be missed Sad
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Fred Justice


From:
Mesa, Arizona
Post Posted 7 May 2017 6:35 pm     Reply with quote

Eddie was a Hoot to be around, what little time I knew him, consisting of about 4 years at the St Louis Show.

Eddie will be missed by many many steel players, and just plain folks everywhere he traveled.
Rest In Peace Eddie Fulawka
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Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:27 pm     Reply with quote

Oh, no, I'm saddened to read this news. Back in March, I inquired about him here on the Forum and someone told me he had spoken with him recently and he was doing okay, despite some health issues. I'm so sorry to read it has come to this. He was a bright light in the steel community. RIP, Eddie. You done good.
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Billy Easton


From:
Nashville, TN USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:38 pm     Reply with quote

My sincere condolences to Eddie's family. He was one of the good guys in the steel guitar world. May he rest in peace!
Billy
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Harry Johansen


From:
Kvalsund.Norway/Valencia Dumaguete,Phils.
Post Posted 7 May 2017 8:00 pm     Reply with quote

Rest in Peace my friend.I will miss you,uncle Ed,I will miss our phone converstaions we used to have.
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Stu Schulman


From:
Ulster Park New Yawk
Post Posted 7 May 2017 11:16 pm     Reply with quote

Rest in Peace Eddie,What a nice guy!!
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Jack Stoner


From:
Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 8 May 2017 2:22 am     Reply with quote

RIP, Eddie. I always had good conversations with him at the ISGC in St Louis. Even got to pick on one of his jams.

I'll remember him every time I see the How its Made segment on Pedal Steel Guitars.
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Chris Caruso


From:
Merrimack, NH USA
Post Posted 8 May 2017 2:25 am     Reply with quote

We had a lot of fun playing music in the Fulawka room in St Louis for years. Eddie was a great guy. RIP Eddie
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Joey Ace


From:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 8 May 2017 3:25 am     Reply with quote

He will be missed.
A Life Well Lived...
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