Mudcat Café message #2767545 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #96492   Message #2767545
Posted By: GUEST
17-Nov-09 - 01:17 AM
Thread Name: Martin Conservatoire (Canadian Martin Guitar)
Subject: RE: Martin Conservatoire (Canadian Martin Guitar)
Conservatore was a low-end guitar imported by Martin (the Canadian division, that is) back in the 70's and 80's to compete against other low-priced imported acoustic guitars. These guitars were brought in from the far east and sold throughout Canada as "Sigma" and "Conservatore". Basicially, Sigma's that had problems were labeled Conservatore. This is a chapter in Martin history that's been swept under the proverbial rug for obvious reasons.