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    Great small body guitar. This model was popularized by Marty Robbins in the 1950's and 60's. Although marketed as a "Junior" model during this time, this Martin body size had been around since the late 19th century. Back then this "5" body size was referred as "Terz" and designed to be tuned up a minor third. They can be played in standard tuning as well. 11-1/4" lower bout, spruce top, mahogany back and sides. 12-fret neck with slotted headstock. 2 repaired back cracks. With slightly oversized SSC. VGC+ except needs work (reset neck, new bridge, fret dress, etc. - sold AS-IS). 
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • SN 107322
  • 1948
  • VGC+
  • Gloss natural finish
  • Small body with 11-1/4" lower bout
  • Spruce top, mahogany back and sides
  • 12-fret mahogany neck with slotted headstock
  • D-shaped neck profile
  • Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay
  • 3-on-a-plate tuners
  • 18-fret Brazlian rosewood fingerboard
  • Dot markers
  • Rectangular Brazilian rosewood bridge with long saddle
  • 1-5/8" nut, ~21-3/8" scale, 3-7/8" body depth at endpin
  • Tortoise plastic pickguard and body binding
  • W-b-w-b top purfling
  • 2 repaired back cracks
  • With slightly oversized SSC
  • Needs neck reset, new bridge, fret dress, etc. - sold AS-IS

Martin 5-18 (1948)

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AS-IS

SKU: 10U-207722

Regular price
$2,500 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$2,500 USD
Great small body guitar. This model was popularized by Marty Robbins in the 1950's and 60's. Although marketed as a "Junior" model during this time, this Martin body size had been around since the late 19th century. Back then this "5" body size was referred as "Terz" and designed to be tuned up a minor third. They can be played in standard tuning as well. 11-1/4" lower bout, spruce top, mahogany back and sides. 12-fret neck with slotted headstock. 2 repaired back cracks. With slightly oversized SSC. VGC+ except needs work (reset neck, new bridge, fret dress, etc. - sold AS-IS). 
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More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • SN 107322
  • 1948
  • VGC+
  • Gloss natural finish
  • Small body with 11-1/4" lower bout
  • Spruce top, mahogany back and sides
  • 12-fret mahogany neck with slotted headstock
  • D-shaped neck profile
  • Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay
  • 3-on-a-plate tuners
  • 18-fret Brazlian rosewood fingerboard
  • Dot markers
  • Rectangular Brazilian rosewood bridge with long saddle
  • 1-5/8" nut, ~21-3/8" scale, 3-7/8" body depth at endpin
  • Tortoise plastic pickguard and body binding
  • W-b-w-b top purfling
  • 2 repaired back cracks
  • With slightly oversized SSC
  • Needs neck reset, new bridge, fret dress, etc. - sold AS-IS