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I have a few questions regarding the Imperial tenor. I've been looking at one serial # 311xxx. I believe this was built in '67 and Wurlitzer bought Martin in '64 so my question to you all is this. Are these bad horns? I hear they are student/intermediate horns. When Wurlitzer bought Martin, did Wurlitzer start making them or did Martin keep making them? They where still manufactured in the US, correct? Thanks all for answering any of these question!
 

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If my memory servers right, Martin was purchased by RMC, who rolled Martin into a group of several instrument companies, then Wurlizter bought RMC and that's when the quality started to go down hill.

If you're looking for the Martin sound, I've heard it's better to pass on later Imperials and go for the Indiana's, which sell for a similar price.
 
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