Martin Sting Mini, Terz 2005 Natural

$ 5100.00

Martin Guitar, Sting Mini TERZ Guitar -Hand signed by Sting and C.F. Martin IV (The guitar is #4 of 100 made worldwide)

Included with this beautiful guitar.

  • A letter signed by Dick Boak, Martin Guitars describing the guitar and the various setups
  • Letter from CF Martin IV, Chairman and CEO, Martin Guitar
  • The original Martin tag with the corresponding serial number, barcode and “Sting Mini Guitar” designation
  • Beautiful Custom, Locking Case by Martin / TKL Case with Key
  • Original End Pin (Strap Pin)
  • Care Guide

This guitar was purchased new by me from a licensed Martin Guitar dealer and has been stored in a humidity and temperature-controlled environment all of its life. This guitar is in excellent condition with very little wear.

Background information on this guitar:
Sting discovered a small acoustic treasure: the Mini Martin Size 5 “terz” guitar. Just when he first encountered one of these little wonders is unknown, but he was among the first to order a Mini-Martin, similar to a 5-28 when it was introduced as a Special Edition in 1999. He clearly loves the instrument’s 12-fret (to the body) design and bright, chime-like “terz” tuning and tone, which is a minor third above standard pitch. In 2003 he purchased a second Size 5 that he used to record the beautiful song “Dead Man’s Rope” on “Sacred Love.” He also acquired a rare Baby Ditson built by Martin in 1916 and played it on stage and on television appearances during the “Sacred Love” tour. He enthusiastically suggested a Size 5 when approached regarding a new namesake Martin and played an integral role in creating the Size 5 that now bears his name: the Sting: Mini Signature Edition.

Features:

CONSTRUCTION: 1 Style; Sustainable Cherry Blocks; Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: Size 5 Terz 12-Fret
TOP: Western Red Cedar
ROSETTE: Style 45
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Size 5 Pattern
TOP BRACES: Scalloped 1/4”
BACK MATERIAL: Sustainable Solomon Padauk
BACK PURFLING: HD Zig Zag
SIDE MATERIAL: Sustainable Solomon Padauk
ENDPIECE: Tortoise Color
ENDPIECE INLAY: none
BINDING: Tortoise Color
TOP INLAY STYLE: Fine Herringbone
SIDE INLAY: none
BACK INLAY: Black/White
NECK MATERIAL: Sustainable Solid Mahogany – 5 Style
NECK SHAPE: Slight V
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADSTOCK: Solid/Diamond/Tapered
HEADPLATE: Sustainable Solomon Padauk /Large Old Style Logo
HEELCAP: Tortoise Color
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Sustainable Katalox
SCALE LENGTH: 21.4″
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 12
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 18
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4”
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/4”
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Select Pearl in Diamonds & Squares – Long Pattern
FINGERBOARD BINDING: none
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss/Dark Mahogany Stain
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss w/Vintage Toner
FINISH NECK: Satin w/ Dark Mahogany Stain
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Sustainable Katalox
BRIDGE STYLE: Size 5
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/4”
SADDLE: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone
TUNING MACHINES: Gotoh Nickel Open Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin Customized 4050 Light Gauge Phosphor Bronze
BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Tortoise Colored Dots
PICKGUARD: none
CASE: 318DB Geib Style