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Sigma by Martin DM-12-4 12 String Guitar - $499 (NORTH BOULDER)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Sigma by Martin
model name / number: DM-12-4
I have a ~40 year old Sigma 12 string in fantastic condition.
If you know anything about these guitars, you know that these were Martin's attempt to compete with Asian imports in the 70's and 80's. They were all inspected in Nazareth, PA before being sold. Serial numbers for these guitars are not easily decoded as they used different coding in different factories. As the new factories got their footing, the quality improved with the late Japanese models and were hitting their stride once manufacturing moved to Korea. The early ones have become collectible. The Japanese being the most sought after and the Korean models not far behind in value. This beauty has a solid top (Spruce) and a mahogany body with a rosewood fretboard. It has a little ding in the headstock and a couple of pressure dents on in the spruce. Other than that, it's nearly perfect and amazing for its age. My internet searching has my best guess at 1984 based on a sold reverb equivalent with a higher serial number. The person that sold this item bought it new in 1984. There are a few on reverb in poor condition but know that this is not one of them.

https://reverb.com/item/1431598-sigma-dm-12-4-natural-12-string

It has a full bodied sound that fills up the room and is really fun to play. I just went through it, polishing the body, oiling the fretboard, polishing the frets, and setting up the action. I have a new set of Ernie Ball extra light strings on it. It's a wonderful guitar but I haven't played it in a few years and has spend a lot of its life in a case. I hope there is someone that sees the value in this wonderful collectible guitar.

Here's is an article on the history of these guitars:
https://www.vintageguitar.com/25124/sigma-by-martin/

Delivery within reason available. I live up in the hills and can meet in Boulder

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