Built just like the original terz guitars that were common a century ago, the Martin Custom Size 5 terz guitar is steeped in history. A terz guitar has a smaller body style, almost like a parlor guitar, but it's intended to be tuned up a minor third above standard tuning (G-C-F-Bb-D-G) to serve as accompaniment to other guitars. But however you choose to tune the Custom Size 5, you'll love the sweet tone provided by the Engelmann spruce top, with Tasmanian blacked back and sides. A select hardwood neck with an ebony fretboard completes the classic styling. For the true sound and feel of a classic, century-old Martin, get your hands on the Martin Custom Size 5 terz acoustic guitar.
Built in a similar style to the original tera guitars that were popular around a century ago, the Size 5 Martin guitar has a long history. This guitar has a smaller body size (often referred to a a 3/4 size guitar), was regarded as a parlor guitar. The tuning was typically intended to be tuned up a minor third above the standard tuning (G-C-F-Bb-D-G) and was commonly used as accompaniment for other guitar, but it certainly can be tuned to standard tuning as well.
However you choose to tune this guitar you will love the sweet sound produced by the proper selection of top, back and sides. A popular choice would be a Sitka Spruce or Englemann Spruce top w/ Indian Rosewood back and sides. Combine that with a classic look of a ebony fretboard and you will have yourself a great looking and sounding turn-of the century Martin parlor guitar.
This guitar is of particular interest for kids with smaller fingers and for use as a travel guitar. The sound will blow away all other travel guitars and you may even decided to make it your favorite studio guitar!
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The following tabs detail what you will receive with our Size 5 Guitar Plans:
Total Instrument Length: 849.8mm (33.46”)
Upper Bout: 214.7mm (8.45”)
Lower Bout: 286.5mm (11.28”)
Waist: 185.9mm (7.32”)
Body Length: 406.3mm (16.00”)
Depth At Heel: 79.4mm (3.12”)
Depth At Butt: 98.4mm (3.87”)
Neck Width @ Nut: 44.4mm (1.75”)
Neck Width @ Body: 51.6mm (2.03”)
Fretboard Radius: 406.4mm (16.0”)
Scale Length: 541.0mm (21.30”)
12-Fret Neck - Wider Width 20 Total Frets
Neck Connection: Bolt-On, Dovetail, or Mortise
Fretboard Radius 16"
Slotted Peghead w/3L & 3R Tuners Smaller Bodied Guitar
V Joint Neck Detail
Scalloped X-Bracing and Tone Bracing
Adjustable Truss Rod in Neck
Ideal for Flatpicking & Fingerpicking
Overall guitar plan with notes and dimensions
Details of Complicated Construction Areas & supplemental Photographs of Key Construction Items + Descriptions
Longitudinal and Lateral Sections Through The Guitar.
Top Bracing Layouts Top and Side Views
Three Neck/Body Connection Options: Bolt-on, Dovetail, Mortise & Tenon.
Enlarged Purfling Details
Back layout and Back Brace layouts
Complete Template Sets Including: Top, Side Contour, Neck Contour, Bender Form Insert, Headpiece Layout, Back Arch Template & Top Layout Template
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