???? on Sigma Guitars
Are they any good? I see where Martin either builds them out of cheaper material or has them imported in. Which is it? Are they built to Martin specs?
Any info will be very helpful
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I can't speak to the new Sigmas, but I've played a Sigma DM-5 for 28 years. I believe my Sigma was made for Martin by the Japanese. I know mine is a very good sounding instrument for the price I paid for it. It has taken a beating over the years and has held up well. It has a solid spruce top and laminated mahogony back and sides, plays well after a proper set-up, and they can be found for a good price. I would not hesitate to take a serious look at them.
last i read they were chinese.
Sigma has been Martin's budget line for at least 30 years. Costs are kept down in the usual ways: laminated rims and backs, offshore manufacture. They've typically been pretty decent, durable guitars.
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One of the places where I teach stocks a lot of Sigma guitars. They seem pretty decent, and in the higher end (about $600) they're rather nice looking, too.
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