Dating my sigma guitar
What I am proud of is that I have a couple guitars that sound great but didn't cost me a lot of money. What I cannot stand is guitars in the 00-3000 range that I think sound awful. Yamaha FG730s Liberty Mahogany resonator Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass Epiphone Sheraton II Fender Amer. SSH Strat Ibanez SZ520 Fender Squier Strat Fender Strat Mini I got a DR-9 back in 1978 that is now reduced to a beach axe for me here in FL.I have it apart right now, as it needs a fret dressing and a new bone saddle.Just like the old Timex watches used to say "Takes a lickin' and keeps on pickin'" Beautiful rosewood 3 piece back and sides. Rodeo Rick has got so many nice guitars, I don't think he's losing any sleep over it.Yamaha FG730s Liberty Mahogany resonator Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass Epiphone Sheraton II Fender Amer. SSH Strat Ibanez SZ520 Fender Squier Strat Fender Strat Mini Hi again... Mike in customer service told me that the Sigma I have is made of 'rosewood laminate,' not solid rosewood. He also told me that when Martin had the Sigma line under its wing, it kept all the records of each one until its warranty ran out. So, thanks to all of you, and Mike at Martin, I have my answer. But, Sigma DR-7's, especially very old ones, are valuable...sweet old guitars that play beautifully and sound excellent.
I'm planning a full fret job on it in the next few years.It's a value that will take hold in the player's heart, not in the marketplace.They're good enough to fill a room with great tones, good enough to fill my head with memories, and hey, good enough to be handed down to your kids, as their first acoustic. 1997 Martin D-45 1998 Collings 0001 1998 Huss & Dalton CM-R 2006 Martin OMC-AURA 1972 Ovation Folklore 1969 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1998 Spector NS2-4 Bass 1970 Sigma DR-7 1965 Welson Acoustic 1999 Baby Taylor 2006 Seagull Coastline Cedar Folk Mesa Boogie Mark IV... I can see the grain on the inside which appears to match the grain on the outside... I happened to stop by Guitar Center last night (because I am incapable of passing it when in the neighborhood). The new HD-28 I played sounded no better than a 0 Takamine.Maple/Wicker The Original Pignose MBox Pro Tools Studio Neumann 103 Rodeo Rick, thanks for the info. To be fair, I played the Martin D42 which sounded real good.Very similar to my DR-41 but with maybe the slightest edge soundwise.