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Size 5 Guitar Plans: Electronic Version

Size 5 Guitar Plans: Electronic Version
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  • Units in Stock: 100
  • Manufactured by: Georgia Luthier Supply

Starting at: $16.95

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! 

This guitar Unless otherwise specified, ALL plans are sold as electronic downloads. As soon as you complete your plan purchase with us, you will automatically be given a download link to access your plans. Learn why we sell our plans in an electronic version.

Add this guitar to your collection of handmade instruments with these easy to follow, well documented plans.

We have now included all the template sets with the Master Guitar Plan file.

  • 12 Fret Neck
  • Scalloped Bracing
  • 21.3" Scale
  • Martin Classic Belly Bridge
Includes 5 sheets of full sized drawings with:
  • Overall guitar plan with notes and dimensions
  • Longitudinal and Lateral Sections Through The Guitar.
  • Details of Complicated Construction Areas
  • Supplemental Photographs of Key Construction Items + Descriptions
  • Top Bracing Layouts Top and Side Views
  • Back layout and Back Brace layouts
  • Detailed building instructions and suggestions.Complete Template Sets Including: Top, Side Contour, Neck Contour, Bender Form Insert, Headpiece Layout, Back Arch Template & Top Layout Template
All Plans Are in Both Millimeters AND Inches/Fractional Inches:

All Guitar Building Plans are available in both millimeter measurements and inches/fractional inches. Both are clearly shown in an over/under the dimension line style, so you can pick which measurement system you would like to use, or use both!

Guitar Dimensions:
  • Upper Bout: 214.7mm (8.45")
  • Waist: 185.9mm (7.32")
  • Lower Bout: 286.5mm (11.28")
  • Body Length: 406.4mm (16")
  • Scale Length: 541mm (21.3")
  • Body Depth At Heel: 98.4mm (3.87")
  • Body Depth At Butt: 79.4mm (3.12")
Don't Forget Your Form Package Plans Below:

The Inside Forms and Workboard Plans allow you to simply and easily transfer the exact shape of your guitar to your workpiece, plus you will have incredible tool to allow perfect repeatability of your guitars!

Just click on the appropriate check-boxes below to select the items you'd like to add to your plan purchase and they will be automatically added to your order. You will be able to download your files as soon as you complete your purchase!

Need your guitar plans printed and delivered to your door? We offer this service to customers who don't have access to printing services, or just don't want to mess around with it. Check it out at our Digital Printing and Delivery Services. Just put your plans in the shopping cart and add what plans you want printed, or come back later, and we will do it that way for you too.

Would you like your plans printed and shipped overseas?

Please view our overseas plan printing page to learn how affordable our printing and overseas shipping can be!

Are you looking for something else?

If the 0-28VS guitar plans aren't exactly what you're looking for, be sure to take a look at the other guitar plans we have for sale - with more than 20 different guitar plans, you're sure to find the perfect guitar for you!

We also offer a wide range of guitar building tools and other assorted guitar building aids all the time, so check back often.

Looking for help in your instrument construction? Consider our brand new Guitar and Ukulele Construction Handbook, packed with information to help you with many of the tasks we all struggle with! Go to the link to see more about this very informative book.

We have just published a very comprehensive ebook on French Polishing. If you are looking for a way to finish your guitar with this incredible time-tested finish with minimal investment, be sure to check it out!

Acoustic CNC Files - Entire Guitar:

We are now offering the Martin Size 5 Acoustic Guitar in DWG and DXF file formats. For more information about this option, click HERE. Simply click the checkbox below and the files will be included immediately with your download. (Note that this download does include the Form Insert noted below as well. Note that this file will include the Form Insert CNC as well and you will not need to order both files.

Note: The last image in the mouse-over images at the top of this page will give you an accurate representation of the file content for these files.

Acoustic CNC Files - Form Insert Only:

Form Insert for this guitar in DWG and DXF file formats. These drawings will allow you to rout out this shape and use it directly in your bending system. The files clearly indicate the guitar shape, the spreader rod pockets, the Guide Bar Slot and the Connector Bolt Holes. Just click the checkbox below and the files will be included immediately with your download. Note that this file contains only the files for the Form Insert for the Heated Side Bender. Click on the link above for clarifications on this.

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Master Guitar Plans

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Inside Form & Workboard Add-On

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 02 February, 2014.