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Solid Sitka Spruce & Mahogany Construction
The Sigma JM12-1STE+ features a solid sitka spruce top, producing a versatile sound that yields crisp and articulate tones, as well as producing a broad dynamic range. Sitka's versatile nature enables it to accommodate many different genres and playing styles, from lighter fingerpicking styles, to heavier more aggressive strumming patterns, perfect for hearing each subtle nuance the Sigma 12-string projects. Its solid sitka spruce top is paired with mahogany back and sides, adding resonance and warmth to the guitar's sonic-character. The Sigma's mahogany panels also deliver a meaty mid-range, adding emphasis to bass and trebles, as well as producing punchy, woody tones with plenty of depth.
Fishman Isys+ Preamp
The Sigma JM12-1STE+ comes equipped with a Fishman Isys+ preamp system for optional amplified performance, offering tone shaping controls 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. With all this, the performing 12-string player is able to take the JM12-1STE+ to the stage, studio or to amplified rehearsals by simply plugging-in to the nearest amp or PA system and tweaking the preamp settings to personal preference.
J-14 Fret Cutaway Body
The Sigma JM12-1STE+ has a J-14 fret cutaway body, which is similar in size and shape to concert guitars, although incorporates a slightly bigger lower bout for a deeper sonic-footprint, a louder acoustic voice, and a rich, full-bodied sound. The J-14 fret body combined with the mixture of timbers provides the player with a sound more well known as the 'classic' acoustic voice, accommodating numerous genres with ease; perfect for composing 12-string instrumentals as well as being ideal for the singer/songwriter. Additionally, the overall tone produced is perfect for the player with a versatile style, ideal for both lighter fingerpicking styles and meatier strumming patterns. Furthermore, the JM12-1STE+ also offers a comfortable playing experience due to its sleek, curvaceous shape and nipped in waist. With this the player is able to hold the guitar close to the body for a smooth and easy playability.
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.
Real Bone Nut
The JM12-1STE+ 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
- J-14 fret body and 12-string construction projects balanced and defined tone with great sustain
- Similar in size to concert guitars, providing the player with comfort and well-balanced sound
- Ideal for adding depth to an acoustic band or jamming session
- Versatile sound accommodates numerous playing styles with ease
- Black pickguard, chrome hardware and traditional rosette for stylish yet classic acoustic look
Body & Bridge
- Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Body Size: J-14 Fret (12-String)
- Bridge: Micarta
- Finish: Ultra Thin UV
- Colour: Natural
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
- Fingerboard Material: Micarta
- Fingerboard Inlays: White Dot
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 47.6 mm
- Finish: Ultra Thin UV
- Scale Length: 645 mm
Hardware & Electronics
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Die-Cast
- Pickguard: Black
- Electronics: Fishman Isys+
- Preamp Controls: Volume/Bass/Treble/Phase/Tuner