C. F. Martin & Co / 5-18 / 1961 / Guitar For Sale
1961 Martin 5-18 small sized and scaled ‘Terz’ guitar. It’s a small guitar, but ‘full grown’ in terms that’s it’s not a ‘travel guitar’ or ‘kids guitar’ although it would suit both purposes.
Many familiar with Martin guitars try to find a nice vintage example and I seriously think most great players brought up with Martin guitars, have one in their collection, among them Neil Young and of course Marty Robbins is famous for it. These 5-18 are quite rare and it’s not often they are offered up for sale.
This guitar is designed as a Terz guitar with the intention of tuning 1 1/2 step up to G-tuning.
This all original 1961 guitar is in good condition. Iht has a patch on the right side and the bridge is a newer one. It comes with excellent action and playability, and is structurally very sound.
The sound is simply awesome, unmatched with anything that comes to mind, but if you want to compare, it’s somewhere between a Mandolin and 0 size model, amazing fullness and projection for such a small guitar!
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