The Sigma 000MC-1STE-BK is a beautiful steel-stringed guitar with pickup system which is reminiscent of the 000-14 acoustic guitars. Solid sitka spruce is used for the top of the Sigma 000MC-1STE-BK which is provided by back and sides of mahogany, which altogether leads to a very warm and intimate tone. The fingerboard's Indian rosewood adds a rich nuance of attack, so the Sigma 000MC-1STE-BK is able to compete with other acoustic instruments. For the use in amplified environments, the black finished Sigma 000MC-1STE-BK features a built-in Fishman Isys+ pickup system with tuner. The SIGMA brand was launched in 1970, and have since established an excellent, even legendary, reputation. Some models were said to be of outstanding quality, both, in construction and sound. Most owners still swear by their instruments and would never part with them.