#2
companies don't necessarily have to have one.

anyway.

There's something called a Sigma Martin, which is like a factory second, or a lower end or something.
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#3
They don't really have anything on the scale of Epiphone.

They do have Sigma's though.

Edit:

^ Not factory seconds, just lower end acoustics.
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#4
Quote by slidething31
They don't really have anything on the scale of Epiphone.

They do have Sigma's though.

Edit:

^ Not factory seconds, just lower end acoustics.



I guess I just happened to see a factory second sigma haha.
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#6
Quote by lukewhiteside
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do they make Backpackers?


Yea. Martin Backpackers.

http://mguitar.com/guitars/choosing/size.php?z=q

they sound really bad, lol.
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#8
for the size, it sounds good. but compared to a normal acoustic they're just plain bad.
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#10
im talking about the martin backpacker, not the martin sigma. I own a martin myself, lol.
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#11
Sigma was an overseas line of models built a few years back. They are less expensive, but still tremendous guitars. My DR-28H from the 80's sounds better than the majority of new Martin guitars I've played... and not only the low end ones. If you can score a clean but well used one, you wont be sorry.

And also, the backpacker is garbage. Don't even bother with it.
#12
I've seen this company called "RecordingKing" (yeah, dodgy name) and they do alot of martin replicas. They sound pretty sweet, and i found it quite hard to tell the difference between the Recording King and the Martin equivalent.

But you shouldn't limit yourself within that sort of bracket, as there will be better priced/better sounding guitars made by different manufacturers.
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#13
I've got a Martin Sigma TB-1. She's a beaut, and she plays like a dream :P.


As for a lower Epiphone... I though Epiphone was already a replica of Gibsons?


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but yeah.
#15
Yeah, they're Sigmas, decent guitars. I have one, but they aren't being made anymore, they were discontinued in '07.