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GUEST,Some bloke Sigma Guitars (803* d) RE: Tech: Sigma Guitars 16 Nov 16

Martin used to own them. When they sold them to a German outfit, they sold the rights to existing designs.

Sigma have improved the quality since moving production to the Chinese manufacturer the German owners use. Nowadays, all guitars from anywhere over 100 can be made to be ok. I've often considered adding a Sigma mahogany twelve fret parlour to the collection.

In terms of Martin copying, I have a Recording King, same solid woods and similar build quality (a bonus) to a D18. Stunningly good, embarrassingly outperforms some of my 2k+ guitars yet cost 390 new, and what's more, from Amazon.

The label appeal of large American outfits such as Martin and Gibson will always be there and smaller manufacturers here in The UK or increasingly Canada will always get the nod of approval when you take them out of the box.

But for concert bashing around, the likes of Sigma are becoming fairly widespread.

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