Sigma guitars were founded as a reaction to the dwindling output from US guitar manufacturers in the late 1960s in the wake of guitar sales becoming dominated by cheaper models coming from Japanese manufacturers catering to a lower-budget market. Sigma set out to create an American brand that would offer more affordable guitars to a fast-growing market.
Built by specially trained staff in Japan in state of the art factories, Sigma launched their first line of acoustic guitars to the US market in 1970. Models from this early period are highly sought after and extremely hard to find due to their outstanding quality. Premium components and materials such as solid Sitka spruce tops, rosewood and mahogany backs and sides, bone nuts and saddles and traditional rosewood bridges, give Sigma guitars their unique and much sought after tone and quality.
Focus on the tonal qualities of these earlier vintage models are mixed today with modern elements to produce a more open, warm tone with lots of mids and bass. They have established a somewhat legendary reputation as one of the leading brands in acoustic guitars over the 46 years they’ve been operating and withheld it to this day with their ever-growing base of satisfied customers.