Sigma dm-5

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Sigma dm-5

Post by ksac32 » September 20th, 2007, 4:14 pm

I found this acoustic guitar in a pawn shop a little beat up but plays nice-its a made in japan sigma dm-5 by Martin :D --anyone know anything about them? :D
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Re: Sigma dm-5

Post by Hyperborea » September 20th, 2007, 4:33 pm

Wasn't Sigma a Martin brand and not a Taylor brand?
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Post by Celt » September 21st, 2007, 4:47 pm

Yes, Sigma is Martin's bargain brand. I own a DM-1 that I bought new around 1980 and
it still plays well today.

Even after I got a "real" Martin I still continue to play the Sigma .

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Re: Sigma dm-5

Post by tinsmith » September 21st, 2007, 5:31 pm

My kid had one of the first models. It a beater but it always sound OK....Basie but OK for the money. Better than most.

I think I remember Sigma back in 1972ish.

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Post by ksac32 » September 21st, 2007, 6:45 pm

Yes sorry-it said cw martin co. inside--i dont know why i typed taylor.hey cant beat it for 40$ at the pawn shop :D

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Re: Sigma dm-5

Post by Hyperborea » September 22nd, 2007, 7:49 am

ksac32 wrote:Yes sorry-it said cw martin co. inside--i dont know why i typed taylor.hey cant beat it for 40$ at the pawn shop :D
Yeah, for $40 if it's in good shape that would be pretty good. Apart from any obvious damage, I would make sure that the neck is straight, nothing's loose that shouldn't be, the tuners work, and that the bridge hasn't risen too much over the years. If it's got any problems you'll have to factor the cost of fixing those (either yourself or by a luthier) in the price. How does it play?

Harmony Central has a few reviews on the guitar - http://reviews.harmony-central.com/revi ... a/DM5/10/1 You sometimes have to weed out some of the reviews on Harmony Central (like everywhere else) and throw away the reviews from the fanboys and the haters but for the DM-5 they seem to all be reasonable reviews.


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Post by ksac32 » September 22nd, 2007, 12:04 pm

lol yes i have heard several times that i look like silent bob :D One of the cool things about this guitar is the bridge has 2 screws to adjust the height.everything else seems good it was in tune when i bought it and still is-i have not even changed the strings yet.

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Re: Sigma dm-5

Post by Wes Inman » September 22nd, 2007, 12:23 pm

Sigma's are pretty good. I have a DM-4 I got back around 1986. Still sounds good. :D

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Re: Sigma dm-5

Post by Denny » September 24th, 2007, 11:37 am

I have a DM-18 that I bought new in 1980 and I still wouldn't give it up.

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Re: Sigma dm-5

Post by ksac32 » October 13th, 2007, 3:28 pm

Thanks i am really happy with it :D

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Re: Sigma dm-5

Post by reno_mondavi2000 » July 30th, 2013, 5:26 pm

The Sigma is a licensed martin copy I believe they contracted takemine to build them they was to be to Martin as Epiephone is to Gibson I have a DM 5 and I think it is a copy of a martin d16..

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