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1980s Sevez Griffith Trial Sigma Prototype

1980s Sevez Griffith Trial Sigma Prototype

In the 1980s, the Martin Company was exploring their entry into the market for guitars made for them overseas. Jay Griffith, Martin’s International Sales Manager, was acquiring samples from various manufacturers in various countries around the world, and I have here one of them, which he kept for personal use. The brand name Martin eventually chose to use was Sigma, and I carried those for a while. The manufacturer they chose for Sigma guitars was Asian, and to my eye the guitars were admittedly, well, not so great and I dropped them fairly quickly. This sample, though, appears to have been made in Spain and is of very high quality. The only marking on it is a label on the back of its peghead that says “Controlled by SEVEZ” in both English and Spanish, with IZOLA below that. The top is of terrific solid spruce; the back and sides mahogany and the neck triple-laminated mahogany with adjustable truss rod. Fingerboard and bridge are rosewood and overall condition is beautiful, appears that Jay didn’t play it very much. He passed away in 2000 and the guitar went to his daughter, who didn’t have much ambition to play at all. It’s an extremely solidly-built guitar and sounds just great, big and loud and clear, and LOTS of it too. A rare find and a real bargain for someone who wants a very reliable backup guitar that also plays great and that sounds terrific. All just gone over and set up by us, right here. Comes with professional-grade Martin hard shell case. $595 w/hsc

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$595.00
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