Dating sigma martin guitar
I've seen these listed on e Bay for a lot more, but they tend to sell for anywhere from 5 to 0. But, Craigslist can be fickle and I wasn't getting any interest at all. A local guy who fixes guitars was looking for a little project to flip and offered 5.
I decided that it would be best to get this guitar fixed up the right way and put it in the hands of someone who could really enjoy it.
If you need more in-depth info, you'll need to get familiar with Google. This is the DR1ST model, made in Korea in about 1998. I have referenced the serial number on the Martin website and that's what I get.
I think it's nice that Martin included the Sigmas in their regular serial number runs, rather than treat the brand like an outcast.
I've even heard that, on some of the '70s Yamaha FG models, they would make some solid and some laminate.
So, you have to look at the guitar..a close look right on the edge of the soundhole.
I'm having a lot of problems as there are not much sources on google.
I have a beautiful Sigma DR-35, with two internal numbers, one on the block at the base of the neck #905055, the other is on the inside, branded on one of the two back strips, #S23677. Thanks Hi, you have a 12 string Dreadnought with mahogany back and sides. Some say that the first two or the last digits of the serial number denote the year of manufacture, but this is not reliable as Martin used different factories to produce their Sigmas. The best you can due is a bill of sale IF it's from the original dealer and it's a guess how long they had it for sale. Overall I'd say that the vintage Sigma Guitars are pretty underrated, even though they have the Martin brand behind them.I do see them for sale from time to time on my local Craigslist and they are usually in the 5-275 range.It seems like every major manufacturer has their second tier brand of guitars these days. In one of those "uh oh somebody's gonna get fired" moments, someone at Martin forgot to renew the trademark on the Sigma brand, and sure enough, one of those crafty overseas companies jumped on it and now own the Sigma brand.Fender has Squier, Gibson has Epiphone, Ovation used to have Applause though I don't know if they still do. But, up until the last few years, Martin used the Sigma brand name from 1970 until 2007.
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However, the Wikipedia version completely leaves out this late '90s time frame.