Description

SN 95705: The Martin style 5-18 is the smallest guitar in Martin catalogs; at the lower bout, it measures 11.25″, while at the upper bout it is 8.25″. And its body is just 16″ in length, with a scale of 21.4″. In 1930s catalogs, the style 5-18 and the less expensive matching size 5-17 were listed with the caption “Junior, or three-quarter, sizes fine for children; easy to hold and to play.” They were made in small numbers until Marty Robbins popularized in the in 1950’s and 60’s and later by Dolly Pardon. Today they have a place as folk instruments (in terz and standard tuning), as travel guitars, and as junior instruments. This little guy has an Adi top, mahogany back and sides, original finish, frets, and tuners. Possibly a neck reset somewhere along the way as the action is dead solid perfect. At some point, likely the 70’s, the top was patched and the guard was replaced. The neck is fulsome, it plays perfectly and stays in tune, and sounds like a “grown up” guitar albeit a little boxy. Comes with a new perfect fitting Martin Geib style likely made for their Marty Robbins reissue. On consignment.

Jet City Guitars, LLC

Jet City Guitars, LLC

1946
C. F. Martin
Good
Natural
Hard
$2,995
Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
4:55 AM

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We represent the instruments as accurately as we can. All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.

All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.