In pictures: Sigma JR12-1STE unboxed

8th Oct 2013 | 11:31

In pictures: Sigma JR12-1STE unboxed
Sigma JR12-1STE

If six strings just aren’t enough shimmer for ya, a 12-string acoustic might be just the ticket. Fortunately, Sigma has seen fit to release its own electro-acoustic 12-stringer, the JR12-1STE, for the tidy sum of £383.

Conveniently, a Sigma-branded box has just landed at TG towers, so join us as we unbox and revel in this guitar’s double-string goodness.

For the full review of the Sigma JR12-1STE, check out Total Guitar issue 248, on sale 25 November.

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In pictures: Sigma JR12-1STE unboxed
Sigma JR12-1STE

Beneath mountains of cardboard and guitar body bags lies the JR12-1STE in all its jumbo glory

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In pictures: Sigma JR12-1STE unboxed
Sigma JR12-1STE

Here are the six pairs of strings set against the solid Sitka spruce top

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In pictures: Sigma JR12-1STE unboxed
Sigma JR12-1STE

The back and sides are laminated Indian rosewood, complemented by an elegant white binding

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In pictures: Sigma JR12-1STE unboxed
Sigma JR12-1STE

That there’s a rosewood bridge with compensated bone saddle, which should help with intonating the dozen strings

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In pictures: Sigma JR12-1STE unboxed
Sigma JR12-1STE

Also included is Fishman’s Isys+ preamp and onboard tuner for electro-acoustic 12-string sounds

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In pictures: Sigma JR12-1STE unboxed
Sigma JR12-1STE

That Sigma headstock has been extended to cope with all the extra strings

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In pictures: Sigma JR12-1STE unboxed
Sigma JR12-1STE

The guitar’s inner label serves as a reminder that Sigma has been in the acoustic-making game for a while

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