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Thread #96492   Message #1903698
Posted By: Mooh
08-Dec-06 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: Martin Conservatoire (Canadian Martin Guitar)
Subject: RE: Martin Conservatoire
Martin confirmed today that there was indeed a part of them known as The Martin Organization In Canada which marketed instruments from a warehouse or some other distribution hub back in the '70s. [I believe that Keif (Keif's?) Music was a part of it as they are still a Martin distributor in Canada.] These guitars were sometimes Japanese in manufacture, but the name Conservatoire hasn't yet been verified. However, Martin has been sent photos and are interested. The gentleman who spoke with me was very nice, curious, helpful, and will be researching the case. With a history as public and documented as Martin's, it's pretty cool to find something unusual, however modest.

Peace, Mooh.