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Solid Sitka Spruce & Mahogany Construction
The Sigma GMC-STE-BKB features a solid sitka spruce top, producing a versatile sound that yields crisp and articulate tones, as well as producing a broad dynamic range. In addition, its solid top also delivers focused, clear sound of deep lows, warm mid-range, and bright singing highs. Sitka's versatile nature enables it to accommodate many different genres and playing styles, from lighter fingerpicking styles, to heavier more aggressive strumming patterns. Its solid sitka spruce top is attached to mahogany back and sides, adding resonance and warmth to the guitar's sonic-character. The Sigma's mahogany back and sides also deliver a meaty mid-range, producing punchy, woody tones with plenty of depth and complexity that will please most playing styles.
Grand OM-14 Fret Cutaway Body
The Sigma GMC-STE-BKB features a grand OM-14 fret cutaway body, which is similar in size and proportion to grand auditorium guitars, providing a versatile instrument, well suited to a wide range of genres and playing styles. With a grand OM-14 fret body combined with its mixture of tonewoods, the Sigma GMC-STE-BKB produces a full low-end, emphasis within the mid-range, and sparkles within the trebles. Its versatility makes the GMC-STE-BKB able to handle both lighter fingerpicking styles to meatier strumming patterns with ease, perfect for adding a range of dynamics to a player's individual musical style. Furthermore, the grand OM body also offers a comfortable playing experience due to its curvaceous shape and nipped in waist, providing comfort throughout both seated and standing performances. For added comfort, the GMC-STE-BKB has a venetian cutaway profile, offering easy access to upper frets and more challenging chords.
Fishman Isys+ Preamp
The Sigma GMC-STE-BKB comes equipped with a Fishman Isys+ preamp system for optional amplified performance, offering tone shaping options for live and rehearsal settings. The preamp features rotary controls for volume, bass and treble, allowing the player to add a little extra sonic-character to the amplified sound. In addition, the preamp also features a phase button that reduces undesirable feedback when plugged in. As well as all this, the Fishman Isys+ also has a built-in tuner that provides precise and easy tuning whether performing acoustically or amplified.
Mahogany Neck & Micarta Fingerboard
Constructed from mahogany, the Sigma's neck delivers a resonant rich warmth that responds superbly to many different playing styles with equal ease. Additionally, the neck has a low profile shape for added comfort and a better grip in each position up and down the neck. Furthermore, the neck is topped with a micarta fingerboard which offers a smooth playing experience whilst adding sonically pleasing tones to the guitar's overall sound.
The Sigma GMC-STE-BKB is finished with PU-lacquer and a blackburst colouring, which offers an aesthetically pleasing appearance with an edgy vibe. Its beautifully shaped black pickguard enhances the curvaceous shape of the guitar for added aesthetic appeal, whilst its white striped rosette complements the overall finish and matches the bridge pin dots. Furthermore, its classic Sigma headstock and chrome hardware stand out beautifully and add the the guitar's overall performance ready appearance.
Real Bone Nut
The GMC-STE-BKB features a real bone nut, which offers excellent resonance and sustain, along with an authentic appearance. A bone nut also delivers a very balanced tone, and will last a long time. In addition, this type of nut naturally self lubricates and helps you stay in tune for longer.
- Well-suited to live and studio environments due to on-board electronics
- Built-in tuner for precise and easy tuning on the go
- Cutaway profile offers easy access to more challenging chords
- Versatile sound accommodates numerous playing styles with ease
- Blackburst finish offers an eye-catching appearance that is certain to look sublime on-stage
- Chrome hardware, mother of pearl inlays, and black pickguard for added aesthetic appeal
- Bone nut offers added resonance and sustain
Body & Bridge
- Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Body Size: Grand OM-14 Fret Cutaway
- Total Length: 102cm
- Body Length: 50cm
- Upper Bout: 29cm
- Lower Bout: 41cm
- Depth: 10cm
- Bridge: Micarta
- Finish: PU-Lacquer
- Colour: Blackburst
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
- Fingerboard Material: Micarta
- Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot
- Nut Material: Bone
- Finish: PU-Lacquer
- Scale Length: 645 mm
Hardware & Electronics
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Diecast
- Pickguard: Black
- Strings: D' Addario EXP 16
- Electronics: Fishman Isys+
- Preamp Controls: Volume/Bass/Treble/Phase/Tuner