Sigma guitar serial number dating
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.
They were made in Japan from '70 until 1983, then moved to Korea.
From what I understand, the company that now owns the Sigma brand has been making guitars since 2011, but they have nothing to do with Martin. If you want the whole Wikipedia version, click here.
During this time period, they actually had "Sigma Guitars by Martin & Co." on the headstock. The DR1ST was modeled after the Martin D-16 from what I could find.
It's a nice standard dreadnought guitar with a solid top. I've owned quite a few nicely made Asian factory Yamahas and Brunos and others that have been pretty tricky to figure out. So take a good close look if you have one and decide for yourself.
I made sure everything else was looking good..polished and clean, and I listed it on Craigslist with a description of what nice condition the guitar was in, but it needed a set-up and a little tweaking due to the fret buzz.
On some acoustic guitars, the serial number is on the inside of the sound hole.
I put a set of brand new Martin SP Bronze medium strings on it, and...hmmmm. I don't know about you, but I am just always hesitant to break out the allen wrench and start cranking on the truss rod.
I've heard horror stories about snapped truss rods and popped necks and it makes me nervous.
The guy showed up to buy it and explained that he actually used to work in the Taylor Guitars factory.
This guitar was going to get a new life, and that's a good thing.