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Offline Barnezy

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Sigma Guitars
« on: October 27, 2017, 07:08:11 pm »
I wondered if anyone has one or has a view on them?

I have an itch for a finger style steel string acoustic and came across the below. It's a replica of a Martin but around £4k cheaper. Would love the Martin or even a Collings but with a toddler in the house and another baby on the way, it would probably be a mistake to get one right now.

http://www.sigma-guitars.com/guitars/vintage-series/000r-28vs/



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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 08:32:29 pm »
I had a 00M-15, it was a lovely guitar so much so that I gave it to my daughter when she decided to have a go. As you may know historically they were a budget conscious version endorsed by Martin and were built to exactly the same design. They are now owned by a German company and are still built to the same high standards. You really can not go wrong with one, in real terms the only thing you won't get is the retention or even increase in value but in terms of playability and feel you're really not going to regret buying one.
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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 10:43:04 pm »
I have a Sigma OM sized. Cannot remember the exact name.
The local dealer is a distributor of both Martin and Sigma and I had a chance to a/b it. I thought the difference in price and the similarity in tone made the choice a no-brainer and I still enjoy my Sigma.
Lately they’ve released a model build to sound like a Gibson. Haven’t played it though, but I bet it sounds great.
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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 08:41:29 am »
Just out of interest what makes this a finger picking guitar? It is the 12 frets to the body rather than the normal 14 or the very slightly wider neck - or something else. Just interested.
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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 08:45:18 am »
This explains, also coincidentally Sigma guitars!!!


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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 02:56:34 pm »
Thanks Darell that's a really good video and it's very handy to hear the Dreadnought played against the smaller model and the effects of different picks. However while they said they were good guitars for fingerpicking they didn't say why - perhaps I've missed something though I did listen quite carefully.

Perhaps it's the OOOM model they were referring to and it's a smaller body which lends itself to a brighter sound which makes it better for finger style playing? Sorry not being obtuse just trying to learn about guitar sounds and what's best for particular styles of playing.
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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 04:29:39 pm »
There really is no such thing as a finger picking guitar. Youcanp,ay any guitar with or without a pick.
I rarely use a pick and have 6 very different guitars. From a dred to a 00 and they all sound good finger picked
or with a pick.
It all comes down to personal preferance and what you find comfortable. Some people perfer a wider string
spacing for finger picking and others like me, it doesn't make any difference.
If your looking to buy a good guitar for finger picking go out and play a mny different guitars as you can and
pick the one that you like best and feel most comfortable playing.

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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 05:16:32 pm »
Really interesdting video. Thanks to DarrellW for posting it.

Two points - first is that the stuff on picks was very valuable. I must experiment with different thicknesses and types  for one thing. Of course it would help if I practised with a pick, which I don't at the moment.

The second point is that I can feel an attack of GAS coming on!

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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 06:22:55 pm »
Thanks Stitch101 - I just thought I might be missing something and thanks again to Darrell for the YouTube post.
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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 01:05:01 am »
 Their logo looks exactly like Martin's logo

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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 01:06:16 am »
So sigma is just a budget version of a Martin?
Like Squier or Epiphone?

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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 04:02:37 am »
So sigma is just a budget version of a Martin?
Like Squier or Epiphone?
Yes, exactly but they are now doing Gibson(ish) guitars as well.
Having owned one I can honestly say that for the price you will not find a better guitar!!!
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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 10:59:28 am »
So sigma is just a budget version of a Martin?
Like Squier or Epiphone?

Yes and no.
Martin produced the Sigma brand years ago as a budget brand, but sold the license to their German distributor with the right to the design. Today there is no affiliation (to my knowledge) to Martin.
As mentioned they now also produce guitars that caters the sound of Gibsons.
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Re: Sigma Guitars
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 12:11:24 am »
Ok


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