Long overlooked and relegated to an obscure corner of the collectible market, Sigma by Martin guitars have recently gained popularity among a new generation of collectors. Thus, there is scant information on the brand — mostly anecdotes in far-flung strands of the internet; suppositional at least, unsubstantiated at best. In an attempt to remedy the situation, we offer this guide to the essential information on the enigmatic brand. Seeking to compete in the market for budget-grade instruments, in , Martin began importing acoustic guitars made by subcontractors in Japan. The instruments employed economy-minded materials like laminated woods for their tops, sides, and back, but were generally well-constructed. By , the initial Gen II instruments had arrived, and while they retained the spatula headstock and covered truss rod, they turned things up a notch by introducing solid tops.
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I have one also, beautiful guitar. Plays nice for what it is I think its solid sides and back, rosewood. I really enjoyed this guitar until I got my swdgt martin, none the less my sigma is like new I've had this guitar for a while approx 20 yrs plays very nice and I only have to tune it when I change the strings. Wanted to know the age. I've had my DR-7 since
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Help dating my Sigma. Thanks in advance. I just purchased a 12 string Sigma guitar and can't seem to find any info. I'm finding other similar ones but nothing on this.