Dating my sigma guitar
Dating my sigma guitar - becoming friends then dating
This page Copyright 2001-2009 Edward Cullen All rights reserved.Founded in 1976, the Santa Cruz Guitar Company brought boutique guitar making to the forefront of the steel string guitar business.
Seeking to compete in the market for budget-grade instruments, in 1970, Martin began importing acoustic guitars made by subcontractors in Japan.
1981-82 Martin Sigma used serial numbers 900001 to 902908.
For over 30 years we have been building our products with the utmost attention to detail and our manufacturing process.
The instruments employed economy-minded materials like laminated woods for their tops, sides, and back, but were generally well-constructed.
The initial batches had a zero fret, covered truss-rod access, and bridges with a saddle “elevator.” Roughly 20 models were offered; the classical instruments had slot pegheads, while the acoustic flat-tops were characterized by a flat headstock reminiscent of a chef’s spatula (and now nicknamed as such), with the logo consisting of a gold decal of the word “Sigma” surmounted by the corresponding Greek letter (∑) in mother of pearl.
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Some very early DR-7 and DM-5 batches had what collectors call an interior “type zero” white label with a black border and the Gen I logo printed with “Produced and distributed by C. Martin & Co., Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA.” The model designation was usually hand-written in ink along the bottom border.
By late ’72, the zero fret was being phased out and the saddle made non-adjustable, but still perched on a fixed bridge…
Does anyone have any idea as to their significance. It was my grandpas guitar, I got it from him shortly before he passed away. Hi, i'm Fabrizio from Italy and i read that you have the same model i have,(made in Korea #93024644) did u get any information 'bout it? There should be a serial number on the brace in the body of the guitar, viewed through the sound hole. What did it sell for back then; How much is it worth now? I have a dr41, great guitar but it's still not a martin.