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Thread #71908   Message #2021119
Posted By: GUEST,Alex
10-Apr-07 - 02:18 AM
Thread Name: Sigma Guitars
Subject: RE: sigma guitars
I have a Sigma model 52SDR-7 that was bought new by my father and given to me. According to the brief history early on in this thread, these models were made in small numbers from 79-81, and were made entirely out of "strange" laminates. I'm somewhat confused however. As far as I can tell, the guitar is made out of all solid woods. It has the first generation logo on the headstock and a paper label. The serial number is only five digits (127070, all of the numbers I've seen posted here (I confess I didn't read them all) were six. Anyone know what the story might be here? The guitar sounds great and is still in near perfect condition after 30 years of 12 gauge string tension. The only evidence of wear is a slightly worn fretboard and a slight bulging of the top behind the bridge (which I'm having looked at tomorrow). In the last few months (most likely from my recent move from humid Miami to arid Blacksburg, VA) some string buzz has developed when fretting high on the neck. I bought a humidifier, this guitar is too good to take chances.