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Sigma Mandolin M4 from the 70s Sunburst

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SIGMA M4 - mandolin - MIJ

In 1970, guitar maker Martin created a line of inexpensive guitars made in part from laminated wood, instead of the solid wood used in their main line.

Sigma was made in Japan from 1970 - 83. Later the instruments was produced in Korea. SIGMA - The name may have originated by turning the Greek letter Sigma (Σ) on its side.

In 1973 when Martin bought Levin, it became the headquarters for Martin Guitars and their Japan import brand Sigma Guitars in Europe.

Type E' Sigma headstock label - imported instrument  for the European Market. Probably before 1978-9.

This sunburst mandolin is in excellent condition and from this era 40-50 years ago.

Bound laminated Mahogany top.
Bound laminated Mahogny back and sides.
Unbound pickguard.
Unbound headstock.
Mahogany neck.
Bound Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlay.
Tuners with white square plastic buttons.
Nickel plated hardware.
Sunburst finish.

Comes with a matching mint mandolin hardcase (original? I don't know!)

International buyers - contact me for a shipping quote.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed2 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Made In
  • Japan

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