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Or...speaking of value, will it always be a 9 guitar? Maple/Wicker The Original Pignose MBox Pro Tools Studio Neumann 103 I have the DM-5 and the DR-41. 1997 Martin D-45 1998 Collings 0001 1998 Huss & Dalton CM-R 2006 Martin OMC-AURA 1972 Ovation Folklore 1969 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1998 Spector NS2-4 Bass 1970 Sigma DR-7 1965 Welson Acoustic 1999 Baby Taylor 2006 Seagull Coastline Cedar Folk Mesa Boogie Mark IV...Yamaha FG730s Liberty Mahogany resonator Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass Epiphone Sheraton II Fender Amer. SSH Strat Ibanez SZ520 Fender Squier Strat Fender Strat Mini The Sigma web site which lists past models indicates they did not make anything prior to 1979 ( Zager EZ-Play guitars ( used to use the DR-41 as their top model so there must be something decent for them to work with.If you click on the model, it goes to an appraisal site that lists the value at $ The top of the line new Sigma DR-41's go for around $xxx. I say, replace the bridge saddle and keep it as a beater... __________________ -------------------------- Taylor 815C coco/cedar Taylor 410e Taylor 314ce Taylor 110e Martin D-18GE Little Martin Felix II Sigma DM-5 Sigma DR-41 Martin 000x1e Washburn 314k Parlor, 125th anniv.If anyone wants a Martin but can't afford it right now, find an older Sigma and get it set up with a new saddle and pins and it may really surprise you.__________________ -------------------------- Taylor 815C coco/cedar Taylor 410e Taylor 314ce Taylor 110e Martin D-18GE Little Martin Felix II Sigma DM-5 Sigma DR-41 Martin 000x1e Washburn 314k Parlor, 125th anniv.
These guitars (particularly the older ones) sound as good as any Martins I have tried, but to be fair, there are a lot of good Martins I have not tried.I did recently order a Taylor but I will always give fair play to my Sigmas. The age would make it more valuable but these are VERY UNDERVALUED guitars IMO. Still have the tag that hung on it...9.00 At the time Martin marketed it as 'their materials, but made abroad..." In fact, it has an "M" on its side above the headstock logo 'Sigma' For many years it was my main working guitar...played it solo and in bands through high school, and in college, 'till I upgraded. When I picked it up again, I decide I wanted to play steel string acoustic type music. And if so, would it be worth replacing the adjustable bridge (with two big screws on it, meant for consumer adjustments....yikes! I hadn't played much for the last 25 years and before that played classical and some jazz.
There was a chip in the saddle so I thought I would take it to get replaced 'cause it buzzed. Just got it out, and took a second look...man, that looks like sitka on the top, and I'll be darned if it doesn't look like rosewood on the back and sides. I love the sound of the acoustic (who on AGF doesn't right?? The DM-5 I had bought for my wife to replace a Nagoya of hers that I snapped the neck on. When I first picked it up, I didn't like the sound.