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Nov 19, 2019 - 8:06:45 AM
3 posts since 11/19/2019

Hi, Anyone have any info on my Sigma SM-6S?
Year? Origin? Value?
Any info would be appreciated

Nov 20, 2019 - 2:22:07 AM

1049 posts since 2/1/2011

It's a mighty fine looking instrument!

Because it is a Sigma, it is probably a Martin-designed mandolin, but made in a country where the labor might be less expensive than the U.S.A.

I did some research on a Sigma guitar that I was interested in last year.

Sigma's have often been authorized (by Martin) to be built by companies other than Martin that wanted to put out a nice instrument with name-recognition.

Some are outstanding, some OK.

My experience only extends to the guitars...


Nov 20, 2019 - 3:32:49 AM

3 posts since 11/19/2019

Hi Tom,
Thank you for your reply.
I'm a guitar player myself. My old man plays all sorts of instruments, guitar, mandolin, banjo, accordion, you name it! And he plays them well.
He's decided to pass down some of his instruments to me. He's told me if I want to sell them on then I have to research them first. "I don't want them going for cheap!" were his words!
So here I am, out of my depth, not wanting to "give them away"!
I'll keep researching.
Thank you Tom

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:17:09 AM

1049 posts since 2/1/2011

You're a lucky fellow to have a skilled father...

And equally lucky to be inheriting those instruments...

Ahhh, genetics!

Around here, a Sigma mandolin would be rare...

Southern Missouri...

I worked at several top stores in St. Louis and saw a few Sigma guitars, but never a Sigma mandolin...


Nov 20, 2019 - 4:29:18 AM

1049 posts since 2/1/2011

No comparison to your here, but a price on a new Sigma A-style mandolin...

New Sigma A-style mandolin (E-Bay) - CLICK HERE...


Nov 20, 2019 - 4:30:45 AM

1049 posts since 2/1/2011

Sigma Mandolin?

Feb 05, 2013 · Hello all. I've got a Sigma F style mandolin, model SM-6S made in Korea, that I purchased a few years ago for cheap. The mandolin sounds good and plays easy. Just wondering if anybody else has one and if anybody can tell me what years these mandolins were produced or any other general information of interest? I see them every blue moon on ebay which is where I purchased …

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:32:56 AM

1049 posts since 2/1/2011

Here's one that sold at a reasonable price, same model...

Sold: Sigma SM6 Mandolin: CLICK HERE...


Nov 20, 2019 - 11:55:21 PM

3 posts since 11/19/2019

Sorry for the late reply Tom!
I got so bored and frustrated of researching I actually started looking up chords and how to play a mandolin! I'm now having second thoughts about selling it haha
Such a different tone to my guitars. The small neck is a bit of a challenge but I'm enjoying learning it.
Those links are very helpful on pricing it though, thank you!

Nov 21, 2019 - 2:28:03 AM

1049 posts since 2/1/2011

Absolutely, man...

I really wouldn't get rid of it...

It's really a cool mandolin, has some good history to it and dang it...

It's a MANDOLIN!  laugh

I'd bet there's a millions guys and gals out there that would feel very blessed to have it...

Hang on to it, if you can stand it...


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