Even so, its possible from this record to assemble a basic serial number chart for these instruments. Japanese-built Takamine Pro Series guitars can be reliably dated from the eight-digit serial numbers typically found at the neck block inside the instruments.If you have a technical or warranty issue with your bow or need replacement parts, please call us at 1-509-529-2554 or visit your local authorized Martin retailer to ensure that your Martin bow is being serviced by a trained professional.If you do not know where your closest Martin dealer is, please utilize the “Where to Buy” section of the website or give us a call. prior to selling the brand to AMI, and had since been picked up by St. The sigma symbol is often described as a "sideways M."By the mid 1970's (c1976) the headstock logo design changed to utilize a gold "Martin style" decal stating "Sigma Guitars" in script with "Est. The headstock shape was also modified, to be more deeply tapered and shaped to resemble their Martin brethren. The early 70s models (1970 -1975) can be distinguished by a more squared peghead, shaped similarly to that of a "spatula." The logo consisting of a gold decal with the single word in block lettering SIGMA surmounted with the Σ symbol (the Greek letter sigma), in mother of pearl. We thank you for your support of Martin Archery products and look forward to providing you excellent service for years to come.Despite purchasing all of the assets of the Adolphe Sax Company in 1928, Selmer did not start selling saxophones bearing the Adolphe Sax name until 1931.
The remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.
In an attempt to remedy the situation, we offer this guide to the essential information on the enigmatic brand.
Seeking to compete in the market for budget-grade instruments, in 1970, Martin began importing acoustic guitars made by subcontractors in Japan.
The following two digits denote the month, and the remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.
Long overlooked and relegated to an obscure corner of the collectible market, Sigma by Martin guitars have recently gained popularity among a new generation of collectors.