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Terz

Martin 518 Terz Guitar Natural, 1955

Martin 518 Terz Guitar Natural, 1955

The Martin 518 Terz appeared in the Martin catalog from 1898 until 1989 and despite its long production run had one notable players, the great Marty Robbins.   Sting has also used the Terz.  The Terz is a small bodied instrument that’s tuned up a minor third, meaning the tuning is G-C-F-A#-D-G low to high. The shorter 21.375 inch scale makes this possible without excessive tension. The Martin 518 Terz design was influenced by Viennese Terz styles built by the Stauffer company C F Martin apprenticed with. There were also Italian Terz models with smaller bodies.

Vintage
Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ C. F. Martin Custom Shop Size 5 Terz 12 Fret Guitar, 2015

❌ SOLD ❌ C. F. Martin Custom Shop Size 5 Terz 12 Fret Guitar, 2015

Recently a number of Martin Size 5 Terz guitars were built, recreating one of the most popular Romantic designs and the guitar favoured by Marty Robbins. Terz guitars were immensely popular in the early 19th century, and were often paired with full size guitars. The Terz is tuned up a minor third, to G – an equivalent is placing a capo on the third fret.

Used
Price: $1,950.00 CAD

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