The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71908 Message #2277166
Posted By: GUEST,SIGMAN
02-Mar-08 - 04:09 AM
Thread Name: Sigma Guitars
Subject: RE: sigma guitars
hello, i have a 80-82 DR-28C MIJ that is a beautiful single cutaway that i have never heard of or seen anywhere. it cost under $300 brand new with a solid case in 1982. when new it was very brassy and very loud and i used it mainly for slide. as the years have passed it has mellowed in tone and sounds great for open D or C as it really rings out with the overtones of open tuning. the soundboard has become a beautiful deep amber color from its almost blonde spruce when new.
i have two other Sigmas, a DR-7 and a GCR-6 both early logo MIJ guitars that i will post about next time.
re:the dr-28n .... it's good to know it survived your travails Jim as this model was actually the only Sigma model that was built in the US at the Nazareth,PA (which gives it the n designation)factory! It's virtually a clone of a Martin D-28,was built in small numbers and should be labeled MartinSigma/USA.
it's great there is a place to talk about the underated SIGMA line