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Martin 5-18 Terz guitar, 1956, Spruce -Mahogany, OSC, EC

1957 Martin 5-18, serial #149614,  3/4 sized and scaled 'Terz' guitar. It's a very 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 1956 guitar is in excellent condition with only the play-wear you would expect from a guitar this old, but it's totally crack-free and there is no misuse, comes with excellent action and playability, and is structurally very sound and all original. 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! Width at nut: 41,3mm, finger spacing at bridge: 55mm, scale: 540mm. The case that comes with the guitar is original but needs attention.


  • 1 year TFOA guarrantee
  • Original case included

 Need more information Call us on 0031523-232205, or send a message. Our service includes

    • 5 years of TFOA guarantee, unless otherwise specified.
  • 1 year of TFOA guarantee on used guitars, unless the guitar is sold as a project guitar (sold as is)
  • 14 day return warranty
  • free set-up of your instrument to your liking
  • free shipping in the Netherlands (25 Euro for the rest of Europe, 95 Euro to the USA and Japan)
  • We trade quality guitars!.
  • We are obligated to our on-line customers. 


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The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

Contact name:
The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
English, Dutch and German
Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm.


I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
To order online: go to
And choose your Guitar and purchase through the website.

Available methods of payment
# Paypal
# Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa/AmEx) only available for European Community and USA.
# Bank-Wire transfer

Call for Online Order+31(0)523-23-2205
our policy:
14 day money in return return warranty  Shipping cost, and Customs & import return costs -bothways- are buyers responsibility
1 year Guarantee on Used Guitars
5 years Guarantee on New guitars (or 'limited lifitime' if the Builder guarrantees such)

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