Dating my sigma guitar
This smaller shape allows strings to stay straight, limiting the amount of detuning when not in use.
This may be due to them being built in several Japanese factories at the same time with no coordination or tracking in the numbering system.
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…
We hire local talent at all of our factories and launched initiatives to work with reclaimed wood and replanting projects.
Thus, there is scant information on the brand – mostly anecdotes in far-flung strands of the internet; suppositional at least, unsubstantiated at best.
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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.
I've since invested in having the nut and saddle replaced with hand carved bone, and the frets and neck fine tuned for light strings -- it plays so easy and sounds simply wonderful. I wanted to know how much it was worth, when it was made, all that good stuff. I hane no idea of quality( supposed very good), year,price,etc, It sounds very good but i think i'll use as a 6 strings. They were all hand inspected in the States before shipping to dealers. Went to a few "chain store" guitar shops and got the standard 0.00 sigma crap. I let a good, respected martin restorer look and play. Let the snobs have their way and we'll keep getting good guitars for less!