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


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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.

Over the years, the C. F. Martin Company built many of these instruments in what they named Size 5, taking it out of production around 1989. In all, around 2,770 were made. During the early 1950’s, Marty Robbins appeared at the Grand Ole Opry playing a Martin Size 5 Terz, and this caused their popularity to increase.

From the recent Martin Custom Shop production run, here’s a 2015 Size 5 Terz guitar in very good condition. It is built with a Red Cedar top, Morado for the back and sides, mahogany for the neck and ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. It sports herringbone binding and an abalone rosette, and a K&K mini pickup is installed. The original hardshell case is included.


Price: $1,950.00 CAD
View Spec Sheet (PDF)
  • Model: Size 5 Terz
  • Year: 2015
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1747386, built during 2015 at Martin in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Date Posted: 17/10/2017

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.43lbs
  • Scale Length: 21.4in
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16in 43mm
Martin Website View Spec Sheet (PDF)

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